Colorado Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Colorado 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 colorado is 169,556 - at 3.1% of the total population of colorado.

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 colorado? Which cities and towns in colorado have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

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

  1. Superior (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Lone Tree (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Greenwood Village (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Broomfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Aurora (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Westminster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Boulder (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Erie (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Centennial (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Louisville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in colorado had the largest Asian population? Superior took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in colorado for 2020. 18.9% of Superior identify as Asian.

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

To see where colorado 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 colorado or the most diverse places in colorado.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Colorado For 2020

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,014
% Asian: 18.9%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,459
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.99%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Superior is a Statutory Town in Boulder County in the U.S. state of Colorado, with a small, uninhabited segment of land area extending into Jefferson County. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 12,483.

Lone Tree, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 14,209
% Asian: 12.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,831
Percent Change Since 2010: 171.26%
More on Lone Tree: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 15,677
% Asian: 9.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,525
Percent Change Since 2010: 149.59%
More on Greenwood Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Greenwood Village is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the city has a total population of 13,925.

Broomfield, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 66,120
% Asian: 6.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,317
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.12%
More on Broomfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Broomfield, officially the City and County of Broomfield is a consolidated city and county in the U.S. state of Colorado. Broomfield has a consolidated city and county government which operates under Article XX, Sections 10-13 of the Constitution of the State of Colorado. The population was 55,889 at the 2010 United States Census. Broomfield is the 16th most populous municipality and the 13th most populous county in Colorado.

Aurora, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 363,550
% Asian: 6.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 22,848
Percent Change Since 2010: 57.53%
More on Aurora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Aurora is a Home Rule Municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado, spanning Arapahoe and Adams counties, with the extreme southeastern portion of the city extending into Douglas County. Aurora is one of the principal cities of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city's population was 325,078 in the 2010 census, which made it the third most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 54th most populous city in the United States.

Westminster, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 112,747
% Asian: 5.61%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,320
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.01%
More on Westminster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westminster is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Westminster is a northwest suburb of Denver. The Westminster Municipal Center is located 9 miles north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the city population was 106,114 on April 1, 2010 Census. Westminster is the seventh most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 237th most populous city in the United States. Westminster is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area. In July 2006, it was ranked as the 24th best place to live in the USA by Money magazine.

Boulder, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 107,360
% Asian: 5.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,946
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.23%
More on Boulder: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Boulder is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Boulder County, and the 11th most populous municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet above sea level. The city is 25 miles northwest of Denver.

Erie, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 22,965
% Asian: 5.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,199
Percent Change Since 2010: 102.88%
More on Erie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The Town of Erie is a Statutory Town in Boulder and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The population as of the 2010 census was 18,135, up from 6,291 at the 2000 census. Erie is located just west of Interstate 25, with easy access to Interstate 70, Denver International Airport and Colorado's entire Front Range. Erie's Planning Area spans 48 square miles, extending from the north side of State Highway 52 south to State Highway 7, and between US 287 on the west and Interstate 25 to the east. Erie is approximately 35 minutes from Denver International Airport, 25 minutes from Denver and 20 minutes from Boulder.

The town was named after Erie, Pennsylvania, the former home of an early settler, Richard Van Valkenburg.

Centennial, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 109,505
% Asian: 5.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,556
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.54%
More on Centennial: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The City of Centennial is a Home Rule Municipality located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 100,377 at the 2010 United States Census. Centennial is a part of the Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Centennial is the tenth most populous municipality in the state of Colorado and its 2001 city incorporation was the largest in U.S. history. Centennial is ranked as the 15th-safest city in the country.

Louisville, CO

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,705
% Asian: 4.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,005
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.81%
More on Louisville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Louisville Colorado is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 18,376 at the 2010 United States Census. Louisville began as a rough mining community in 1877, suffered through a period of extraordinary labor violence early in the 20th century, and then, when the mines closed in the 1950s, made a transition to a suburban residential community. CNN/Money and Money magazine have consistently listed Louisville as one of the 100 best places to live in the United States, ranking it among the top 100 in 2007, 2009 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

How We Determined The Cities In colorado 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 colorado.

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 71 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 18.9% 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. Superior took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Gypsum was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in colorado 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 Colorado

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

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

  1. Gypsum
  2. Gunnison
  3. Eagle

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Colorado

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Superior 18.9% 13,014
2 Lone Tree 12.89% 14,209
3 Greenwood Village 9.73% 15,677
4 Broomfield 6.53% 66,120
5 Aurora 6.28% 363,550
6 Westminster 5.61% 112,747
7 Boulder 5.54% 107,360
8 Erie 5.22% 22,965
9 Centennial 5.07% 109,505
10 Louisville 4.85% 20,705
11 Thornton 4.54% 134,588
12 Parker 4.07% 52,563
13 Denver 3.71% 693,417
14 Aspen 3.57% 7,234
15 Lafayette 3.56% 28,002
16 Fountain 3.55% 29,339
17 Federal Heights 3.55% 12,645
18 Glenwood Springs 3.38% 9,894
19 Fort Collins 3.35% 162,511
20 Longmont 3.35% 93,244
21 Lakewood 3.23% 153,522
22 Frederick 3.23% 12,138
23 Evans 3.2% 20,393
24 Brighton 2.99% 39,054
25 Colorado Springs 2.96% 457,502
26 Golden 2.94% 20,798
27 Northglenn 2.9% 38,918
28 John 2.69% 14,278
29 Windsor 2.39% 25,232
30 Delta 2.29% 8,768
31 Littleton 2.27% 47,035
32 Arvada 2.09% 117,251
33 Firestone 1.98% 13,109
34 Cherry Hills Village 1.8% 6,600
35 La Junta 1.78% 6,914
36 Commerce City 1.62% 54,795
37 Wheat Ridge 1.61% 31,323
38 Sheridan 1.6% 6,056
39 Vail 1.54% 5,469
40 Castle Rock 1.52% 59,680
41 Steamboat Springs 1.52% 12,777
42 Grand Junction 1.39% 61,479
43 Alamosa 1.3% 9,780
44 Salida 1.26% 5,642
45 Greeley 1.19% 103,773
46 Trinidad 1.18% 8,043
47 Fort Morgan 1.07% 11,309
48 Sterling 1.05% 13,775
49 Englewood 1.03% 33,820
50 Avon 0.93% 6,529
51 Loveland 0.9% 75,395
52 Woodland Park 0.89% 7,421
53 Montrose 0.86% 19,096
54 Rifle 0.79% 9,600
55 Pueblo 0.7% 109,985
56 Durango 0.42% 18,321
57 Cortez 0.41% 8,637
58 Fruita 0.37% 13,145
59 Fort Lupton 0.35% 8,022
60 Carbondale 0.25% 6,712
61 Milliken 0.24% 6,773
62 Estes Park 0.22% 6,297
63 Wellington 0.15% 8,571
64 Lamar 0.09% 7,606
65 Berthoud 0.0% 6,518
66 Brush 0.0% 5,386
67 Craig 0.0% 8,888
68 Edgewater 0.0% 5,334
69 Eagle 0.0% 6,816
70 Gunnison 0.0% 6,322
71 Gypsum 0.0% 7,079

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