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 154,498 – at 2.9% 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?
We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Colorado with the largest Asian population in 2018:
- Superior (Photos | Jobs)
- Lone Tree (Photos | Jobs)
- Greenwood Village (Photos | Jobs)
- Broomfield (Photos | Jobs)
- Louisville (Photos | Jobs)
- Westminster (Photos | Jobs)
- Aurora (Photos | Jobs)
- Boulder (Photos | Jobs)
- Thornton (Photos | Jobs)
- Centennial (Photos | Jobs)
Which city in Colorado had the largest Asian population?
Superior took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Colorado for 2018. 18.08% 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.
How We Determined The Cities In Colorado With The Largest Asian Population For 2018
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 2012-2016 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*
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 72 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 18.1% 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.
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.
Population: 12,928% Asian: 18.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,338
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.25%
More on Superior: Write A Review | Data | JobsSuperior 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.
2. Lone Tree
3. Greenwood Village
Population: 15,208% Asian: 8.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,322
Percent Change Since 2010: 116.37%
More on Greenwood Village: Write A Review | Data | JobsThe 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.
Population: 62,449% Asian: 6.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,888
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.3%
More on Broomfield: Write A Review | Data | JobsBroomfield, 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.
Population: 19,972% Asian: 5.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,171
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.89%
More on Louisville: Write A Review | Data | JobsLouisville 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.
Population: 111,770% Asian: 5.43%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,074
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.69%
More on Westminster: Write A Review | Data | JobsWestminster 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.
Population: 351,131% Asian: 5.39%
# Of Asian Residents: 18,925
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.48%
More on Aurora: Write A Review | Data | JobsAurora 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.
Population: 105,420% Asian: 5.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,545
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.52%
More on Boulder: Write A Review | Data | JobsBoulder 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.
Population: 130,511% Asian: 5.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,792
Percent Change Since 2010: 26.79%
More on Thornton: Write A Review | Data | JobsThe City of Thornton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams and Weld counties in the U.S. state of Colorado, located in the northeast quadrant of the Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Thornton is 10 miles north/northeast of downtown Denver. The United States Census Bureau reported the city’s growing population at 118,772 on April 1, 2010, a 44.2% increase from the 2000 Census population of 82,384. Thornton is the sixth-most populous city in the state of Colorado and the 213th-most populous city in the United States.
Population: 107,862% Asian: 5.05%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,443
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.84%
More on Centennial: Write A Review | Data | JobsThe 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.
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:
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