Native American Lands

695,000 people

Dotted across the west, these 42 counties are marked by large Native American populations – more than half the people who live in these counties overall are indigenous Americans. The counties are heavily rural with low college education rates, only 14% have a college degree, and with the lowest “white only” population of any ACP type, about 39%. They are not wealthy places, with a median household income of about $40,000 and they are pretty closely split politically. President Barack Obama won these counties in 2008 and 2012, but only by about six percentage points and four percentage points respectively.