10 Cities In Delaware With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine the cities in Delaware 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 Delaware is 34,163 – at 3.7% of the total population of Delaware.

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

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Delaware with the largest Asian population in 2018:

  1. Newark (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Middl (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Dover (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Milford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. New Castle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Wilmington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Smyrna (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Seaford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Elsmere (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Georg (Homes For Sale)

Which city in Delaware had the largest Asian population?

Newark took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Delaware for 2018. 8.4% of Newark identify as Asian.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Delaware 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 Delaware.

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*
* 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 10 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.4% to 0.2%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Newark took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Georg was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Delaware 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.

Newark, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 32,941
% Asian: 8.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,768
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.59%
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Newark is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located 12 miles west-southwest of Wilmington. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 31,454. Newark is home to the University of Delaware, which is often regarded as a top ten ranked University in the United States.

Middl, DE

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,045
% Asian: 3.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 618
Percent Change Since 2010: -23.13%
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Dover, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 37,351
% Asian: 2.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,011
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.89%
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Dover is the capital and second-largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal city of the Dover, DE Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kent County and is part of the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware River coastal plain. It was named by William Penn of Dover in Kent, England. As of 2010, the city had a population of 36,047.

Milford, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,532
% Asian: 1.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 182
Percent Change Since 2010: 691.3%
More on Milford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milford is a city in Kent and Sussex counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 9,559.

New Castle, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,372
% Asian: 1.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 79
Percent Change Since 2010: 338.89%
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New Castle is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, six miles south of Wilmington, situated on the Delaware River. In 1900, 3,380 people lived here; in 1910, 3,351. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 5,285.

Wilmington, DE

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 71,502
% Asian: 1.43%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,024
Percent Change Since 2010: 93.94%
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Wilmington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Delaware. The city was built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain.

Smyrna, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 11,081
% Asian: 0.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 105
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.06%
More on Smyrna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Smyrna is a town in Kent and New Castle counties in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is part of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the Census Bureau, as of 2010, the population of the town is 10,023.

Seaford, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,417
% Asian: 0.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 33
Percent Change Since 2010: -92.73%
More on Seaford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Seaford is a city located along the Nanticoke River in Sussex County, Delaware. According to the 2010 Census Bureau figures, the population of the city is 6,928, an increase of 3.4% from the 2000 census. It is part of the Salisbury, Maryland-Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Elsmere, DE

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,137
% Asian: 0.42%
# Of Asian Residents: 26
Percent Change Since 2010: 160.0%
More on Elsmere: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elsmere is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States, bordering the city of Wilmington along Wilmington’s western border. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the town is 6,131.

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,917
% Asian: 0.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 14
Percent Change Since 2010: -86.14%
More on Georg: Real Estate | Data

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Delaware

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Delaware:

  1. Georg
  2. Elsmere
  3. Seaford

For more Delaware reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Delaware

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Newark 8.4% 32,941
2 Middl 3.08% 20,045
3 Dover 2.71% 37,351
4 Milford 1.73% 10,532
5 New Castle 1.47% 5,372
6 Wilmington 1.43% 71,502
7 Smyrna 0.95% 11,081
8 Seaford 0.44% 7,417
9 Elsmere 0.42% 6,137
10 Georg 0.2% 6,917

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