Alabama Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


We used data and science to determine the cities in Alabama with the largest Asian population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Alabama with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise "most of the minority". We're not totally sure that's a term, but it's an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a "minority of the minority", generally. But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in alabama is 63,936 - at 1.3% of the total population of alabama.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups -- Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across alabama? Which cities and towns in alabama have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

Here are the cities in alabama with the largest Asian population in 2020:

  1. Auburn (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Hoover (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Fultondale (Homes For Sale)
  5. Vestavia Hills (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Troy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Pike Road (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Montgomery (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Huntsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Homewood (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in alabama had the largest Asian population? Auburn took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in alabama for 2020. 8.51% of Auburn identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where alabama ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in alabama or the most diverse places in alabama.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Alabama For 2020

Auburn, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 62,996
% Asian: 8.51%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,358
Percent Change Since 2010: 98.81%
More on Auburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Auburn is a city in Lee County, Alabama, United States. It is the largest city in eastern Alabama with a 2016 population of 63,118. It is a principal city of the Auburn-Opelika Metropolitan Area. The Auburn-Opelika, AL MSA with a population of 158,991, along with the Columbus, GA-AL MSA and Tuskegee, Alabama, comprises the greater Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL CSA, a region home to 501,649 residents.

Madison, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 48,275
% Asian: 5.41%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,614
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.62%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison is a city located primarily in Madison County, near the northern border of the State of Alabama. Madison extends west into neighboring Limestone County. The city is included in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area, the second-largest in the state, and is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 42,938. Madison is bordered by Huntsville on all sides.

Hoover, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 84,480
% Asian: 4.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,172
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.05%
More on Hoover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in north central Alabama, United States. The largest suburb around Birmingham, the population of the city was 84,848 as of the 2015 US Census estimate. Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Talladega, AL Combined Statistical Area. Hoover-s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,097
% Asian: 3.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 358
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Fultondale: Real Estate | Data

Fultondale is a city in Jefferson County, Alabama, United States and a northern suburb of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 8,380.

Vestavia Hills, AL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,163
% Asian: 3.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,320
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.45%
More on Vestavia Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Vestavia Hills is a city in Jefferson and Shelby counties in the State of Alabama. It is a suburb of the city of Birmingham. As of the 2010 census, its population was 34,033, up from 24,476 in 2000. It moved up from the fifth largest city in Jefferson County in 2000 to the third largest in 2010, behind Birmingham and Hoover.

Troy, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,141
% Asian: 3.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 684
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.33%
More on Troy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Troy is a city in Pike County, Alabama, United States. The city is the county seat of Pike County. It was formally incorporated on February 4, 1843.

Pike Road, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,884
% Asian: 2.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 253
Percent Change Since 2010: 602.78%
More on Pike Road: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Montgomery, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 200,156
% Asian: 2.8%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,610
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.03%
More on Montgomery: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Montgomery is a major city and the capital of the U.S. state of Alabama and the county seat of Montgomery County. Named for Richard Montgomery, it is located on the Alabama River, in the Gulf Coastal Plain. As of the 2013 Census, Montgomery has a population of 201,332. It is the second-largest city in Alabama, after Birmingham, and is the 115th largest in the United States. The Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Area had a 2010 estimated population of 374,536. It is the fourth-largest in the state and 136th among United States metropolitan areas.

Huntsville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 193,663
% Asian: 2.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,270
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.08%
More on Huntsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama. Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County. The city extends west into neighboring Limestone County. Huntsville's population was 180,105 as of the 2010 census. Huntsville is the third-largest city in Alabama and the largest city in the five-county Huntsville-Decatur-Albertville, AL Combined Statistical Area, which at the 2013 census estimate had a total population of 683,871. The Huntsville Metropolitan Area's population was 417,593 in 2010 to become the 2nd largest in Alabama. Huntsville metro's population reached 441,000 by 2014.

Homewood, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,595
% Asian: 2.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 688
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.1%
More on Homewood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Homewood is a city in southeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is a suburb of Birmingham, located on the other side of Red Mountain due south of the city center. Its estimated 2015 population is 25,708.

How We Determined The Cities In alabama With The Largest Asian Population For 2020

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across alabama.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2014-2018 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 102 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.5% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Auburn took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Lanett was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in alabama ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It - Asian Populations Across Alabama

If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Alabama according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Alabama:

  1. Lanett
  2. Roanoke
  3. Robertsdale

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Alabama

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Auburn 8.51% 62,996
2 Madison 5.41% 48,275
3 Hoover 4.94% 84,480
4 Fultondale 3.94% 9,097
5 Vestavia Hills 3.86% 34,163
6 Troy 3.57% 19,141
7 Pike Road 2.85% 8,884
8 Montgomery 2.8% 200,156
9 Huntsville 2.72% 193,663
10 Homewood 2.69% 25,595
11 Greenville 2.66% 7,714
12 Opelika 2.62% 29,798
13 Rainbow City 2.6% 9,581
14 Tuscaloosa 2.41% 98,881
15 Valley 2.32% 9,305
16 Pell City 2.23% 13,593
17 Gardendale 2.2% 13,875
18 Chelsea 2.18% 12,643
19 Pelham 2.11% 23,242
20 Clanton 2.09% 8,724
21 Hartselle 2.05% 14,405
22 Brewton 2.0% 5,263
23 Enterprise 1.77% 27,859
24 Mobile 1.76% 191,485
25 Spanish Fort 1.75% 8,324
26 Prattville 1.7% 35,657
27 Anniston 1.69% 21,924
28 Arab 1.65% 8,234
29 Helena 1.65% 17,861
30 Mountain Brook 1.62% 20,466
31 Daphne 1.6% 25,361
32 Jasper 1.57% 13,727
33 Oxford 1.56% 21,208
34 Fairhope 1.51% 20,327
35 Clay 1.46% 9,653
36 Lincoln 1.29% 6,600
37 Athens 1.28% 25,176
38 Alabaster 1.27% 32,878
39 Jacksonville 1.19% 12,654
40 Calera 1.17% 13,557
41 Dothan 1.13% 67,872
42 Gadsden 1.09% 35,624
43 Daleville 1.08% 5,113
44 Ozark 1.04% 14,456
45 Russellville 1.03% 9,711
46 Trussville 1.01% 21,721
47 Selma 1.01% 18,804
48 Guntersville 1.0% 8,377
49 Alexander City 0.92% 14,621
50 Birmingham 0.92% 212,021
51 Florence 0.9% 40,104
52 Andalusia 0.88% 8,864
53 Irondale 0.87% 12,474
54 Moody 0.85% 12,752
55 Montevallo 0.81% 6,654
56 Tarrant 0.8% 6,212
57 Scottsboro 0.8% 14,527
58 Gulf Shores 0.78% 12,033
59 Muscle Shoals 0.74% 13,874
60 Monroeville 0.73% 6,011
61 Saraland 0.66% 14,268
62 Northport 0.65% 25,457
63 Cullman 0.58% 15,558
64 Tuscumbia 0.58% 8,426
65 Albertville 0.58% 21,460
66 Tuskegee 0.57% 8,699
67 Decatur 0.55% 54,617
68 Fort Payne 0.55% 14,006
69 Phenix City 0.54% 36,641
70 Oneonta 0.53% 6,575
71 Southside 0.52% 8,788
72 Bay Minette 0.44% 9,089
73 Millbrook 0.41% 15,160
74 Foley 0.36% 17,818
75 Hueytown 0.35% 15,583
76 Eufaula 0.35% 12,289
77 Wetumpka 0.34% 8,117
78 Atmore 0.31% 9,746
79 Prichard 0.31% 21,927
80 Orange Beach 0.3% 5,927
81 Pinson 0.21% 7,121
82 Talladega 0.15% 15,609
83 Bessemer 0.12% 26,759
84 Opp 0.12% 6,520
85 Midfield 0.12% 5,158
86 Sheffield 0.11% 8,986
87 Pleasant Grove 0.09% 10,185
88 Leeds 0.07% 12,348
89 Center Point 0.06% 16,460
90 Boaz 0.05% 9,553
91 Demopolis 0.0% 6,918
92 Attalla 0.0% 5,847
93 Chickasaw 0.0% 5,837
94 Hamilton 0.0% 6,664
95 Fairfield 0.0% 10,790
96 Sylacauga 0.0% 12,397
97 Glencoe 0.0% 5,120
98 Smiths Station 0.0% 5,349
99 Satsuma 0.0% 6,151
100 Robertsdale 0.0% 6,521

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