Choctaw of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 87,895

ROP3 Code: 102177
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: North American Peoples
People Cluster: North American Indigenous
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity
Country of Origin: United States

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Majority Located Where

  Oklahoma City, OK - 6,400

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 3,000

The Choctaw Nation is scattered throughout the United States, with the largest percentage being in rural southeast Oklahoma and the Oklahoma City metro area.

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Brief Profile

The Choctaw people are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States (modern-day Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana). Today the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, where the majority of Choctaw reside, are the two federally recognized Choctaw tribes.

The states with the largest population of Choctaw are (1) Oklahoma with over 79,000, (2) Texas with over 24,000, (3) California with over 23,000, and (4) Mississippi with over 9,000.

The Choctaw language, a member of the Muskogean family, is closely related to Chickasaw and Creek. The Choctaw language is the essence of tribal culture, tradition, and identity. Many Choctaw adults learned to speak the language before speaking English. The language is a part of daily life on the Mississippi Choctaw reservation.

Choctaw are Protestants, Roman Catholics and even adhere to traditional tribal beliefs.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Choctaw to experience a personal relationship with the Creator God, displayed in love through the incarnation and Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for the younger generation of Choctaw to put their faith and hope in Christ and not a mere secular form of lifestyle.
  • Pray for boldness in word and deed among evangelical Choctaws to share the message of the abundant life found in Jesus Christ.


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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesEdmondOklahoma CityOK6,400
United StatesFort WorthDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX3,000

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