— The number of people who live in a census tract with the highest percentage of Native American residents is the highest in the nation, according to a new study.
The study, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, found that Baysides population of about 4,000 people is the second highest in Arizona.
The second highest is the area of Tualatin, about 2,700 people.
That area of Arizona has the third highest percentage Native American population in the country at 19 percent.
The highest population is in a small southern Arizona community called Tule Lake, where the population is at about 486.
Native Americans make up 13 percent of the Tule Lakes population.
The study found that the largest group of Native Americans are in the southern portion of the state, with Native Americans making up about 25 percent of Baysites population.
There are roughly 5,000 Native Americans in the state of Arizona.
The Baysid Indians in the northwestern part of the county make up about 3,500 people, followed by the Blackfeet in the southwestern portion of Tule lakes area and the Navajo Nation in the eastern portion.
The population of Native America is declining in Arizona as the U-Haul trucking company moves its operations to Mexico, according a report by the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting.
About 4,200 people in Arizona were counted as Native Americans during the last Census.
The number is down from about 5,600 in the mid-1990s, when the Census was conducted in the United States.