Florida Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Florida 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 florida is 548,642 - at 2.7% of the total population of florida.

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

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

  1. Pinellas Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. West Melbourne (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Pinecrest (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Gainesville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Cooper City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Lake Mary (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Winter Garden (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Parkland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Miramar (Homes For Sale)
  10. Davie (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in florida had the largest Asian population? Pinellas Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in florida for 2020. 8.33% of Pinellas Park identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Florida For 2020

Pinellas Park, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 52,291
% Asian: 8.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,358
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.09%
More on Pinellas Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pinellas Park is a city located in central Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The population was 49,079 at the 2010 census. Originally home to northern transplants and vacationers, the hundred year old city has grown into the fourth largest city in Pinellas County, the most densely-populated county in Florida. The city and surrounding areas are almost completely urbanized. Pinellas Park contains a substantial portion of the "Gateway" area of the county, targeted for future infrastructure, residential, and commercial development as it sits roughly in the middle of the Tampa Bay area's over two million people. Though technically land-locked, its borders lie only a few miles from Tampa Bay to the east, and Boca Ciega Bay and the Gulf of Mexico to the west. The city is known for its popular equestrian facilities and events, and many residents also participate in fishing and water activities in nearby venues. On Park Boulevard, the city's oldest street and primary thoroughfare, one can find anything from produce stalls and flea markets to high-end luxury vehicles.

West Melbourne, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 21,471
% Asian: 7.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,689
Percent Change Since 2010: 84.79%
More on West Melbourne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It was created in 1959 to stop the area from being annexed into the City of Melbourne. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 18,355, reflecting an increase of 8,531 from the 9,824 counted in the 2000 Census. In 1970, the city's population was approximately 3,050. Since 2000, the city has experienced the highest population growth percentage of any municipality in Brevard County. It is part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Pinecrest, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 19,446
% Asian: 7.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,412
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.09%
More on Pinecrest: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pinecrest is an affluent suburban village in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States of America. The population was 18,223 as of the census of 2010. Pinecrest is governed by a five-member Village Council and operates under the Council-Manager form of government. 33156, the zip code that encompasses all of the village, has been consistently ranked as one of the most expensive in the United States.

Gainesville, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 130,790
% Asian: 7.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 9,418
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.28%
More on Gainesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gainesville is the county seat and largest city in Alachua County, Florida, United States, and the principal city of the Gainesville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Gainesville in the 2013 US Census estimates was 127,488, a 2.4% growth from 2010. Gainesville is the largest city in the region of North Central Florida. It is also a component of the Gainesville-Lake City Combined Statistical Area, which had a 2013 population of 337,925.

Cooper City, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 35,376
% Asian: 7.02%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,483
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.76%
More on Cooper City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cooper City is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959.

Lake Mary, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 16,360
% Asian: 6.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,135
Percent Change Since 2010: -12.83%
More on Lake Mary: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lake Mary is a suburban city in Seminole County, Florida, United States. The population was 13,822 at the 2010 census.

Winter Garden, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 42,263
% Asian: 6.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,850
Percent Change Since 2010: 115.58%
More on Winter Garden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parkland, FL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 30,471
% Asian: 6.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,856
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.37%
More on Parkland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parkland is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States.

Parkland is known for its zoning laws, which are designed to protect the "park-like" character of the city. Initially, there were no stores or traffic lights in Parkland, though this began to change in the mid 1990s and early 2000s with the additions of large neighborhood developments including Heron Bay and Parkland Isles.

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 138,168
% Asian: 6.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,391
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.35%
More on Miramar: Real Estate | Data

Miramar is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 122,041. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

Davie, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 103,132
% Asian: 5.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,872
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.76%
More on Davie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Davie is a town in Broward County, Florida, United States. The towns population was 91,992 at the 2010 census. It is the most populous municipality labelled as a town" in Florida, and the fourth most populous such community in the United States, trailing only Hempstead, New York; Gilbert, Arizona; and Cary, North Carolina. Davie is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

How We Determined The Cities In florida 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 florida.

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 211 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.3% 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. Pinellas Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Perry was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in florida 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 Florida

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

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

  1. Perry
  2. Fellsmere
  3. Fort Meade

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Florida

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Pinellas Park 8.33% 52,291
2 West Melbourne 7.87% 21,471
3 Pinecrest 7.26% 19,446
4 Gainesville 7.2% 130,790
5 Cooper City 7.02% 35,376
6 Lake Mary 6.94% 16,360
7 Winter Garden 6.74% 42,263
8 Parkland 6.09% 30,471
9 Miramar 6.07% 138,168
10 Davie 5.69% 103,132
11 Weston 5.46% 70,220
12 South Miami 5.2% 12,202
13 Oldsmar 5.19% 14,444
14 Coral Springs 5.16% 131,151
15 Palmetto Bay 5.09% 24,564
16 Clermont 4.93% 33,520
17 Ocoee 4.89% 44,829
18 Pembroke Pines 4.83% 168,260
19 Jacksonville 4.73% 878,907
20 Callaway 4.6% 15,182
21 Oviedo 4.53% 39,599
22 Temple Terrace 4.49% 26,062
23 North Lauderdale 4.42% 43,829
24 Tallahassee 4.41% 190,180
25 Southwest Ranches 4.33% 7,880
26 Wildwood 4.32% 6,557
27 Panama City Beach 4.3% 12,683
28 Plantation 4.3% 92,775
29 Sanford 4.23% 58,862
30 Tampa 4.15% 376,345
31 Orlando 4.11% 275,690
32 Wellington 4.09% 63,681
33 Groveland 4.05% 12,465
34 Winter Springs 4.0% 35,694
35 Seminole 3.97% 18,542
36 Margate 3.9% 57,427
37 Maitland 3.83% 17,622
38 Altamonte Springs 3.8% 43,426
39 Orange Park 3.77% 8,680
40 Lake Park 3.72% 8,505
41 Palm Beach Gardens 3.68% 54,528
42 St. Petersburg 3.67% 259,041
43 Sunrise 3.67% 93,199
44 Melbourne 3.65% 80,664
45 Fort Walton Beach 3.59% 21,845
46 Royal Palm Beach 3.58% 38,344
47 Greenacres 3.57% 40,224
48 Fernandina Beach 3.51% 12,062
49 Port Orange 3.41% 61,601
50 Winter Park 3.4% 30,189
51 Doral 3.3% 58,265
52 Oakland Park 3.23% 44,339
53 Apopka 3.21% 50,529
54 Miami Shores 3.14% 10,676
55 Tamarac 3.13% 64,748
56 Longwood 3.08% 14,591
57 St. Pete Beach 3.07% 9,572
58 Boca Raton 3.06% 95,745
59 Casselberry 3.03% 27,573
60 Bartow 3.03% 19,063
61 Coconut Creek 3.0% 59,997
62 Ocala 2.99% 58,598
63 North Miami Beach 2.99% 45,069
64 Palm Coast 2.88% 83,940
65 Jupiter 2.88% 63,617
66 Valparaiso 2.84% 5,035
67 Kissimmee 2.84% 69,833
68 West Palm Beach 2.78% 108,365
69 Atlantic Beach 2.75% 13,398
70 Fort Myers 2.69% 76,591
71 Stuart 2.61% 16,100
72 Dunedin 2.5% 36,244
73 Coral Gables 2.5% 50,931
74 Niceville 2.49% 15,050
75 Delray Beach 2.46% 67,353
76 Belle Isle 2.45% 6,865
77 Milton 2.44% 9,771
78 Debary 2.42% 20,387
79 Clearwater 2.36% 114,015
80 Lakeland 2.36% 105,958
81 Rockledge 2.35% 26,906
82 Daytona Beach 2.34% 66,520
83 Hollywood 2.33% 151,056
84 Clewiston 2.31% 7,663
85 Ormond Beach 2.28% 41,907
86 Largo 2.25% 83,243
87 Port St. Lucie 2.24% 183,762
88 Deerfield Beach 2.23% 79,854
89 North Bay Village 2.2% 8,198
90 Titusville 2.13% 45,483
91 Crestview 2.12% 23,663
92 Gulfport 2.07% 12,280
93 Lake City 2.05% 11,977
94 Sunny Isles Beach 2.04% 22,171
95 North Palm Beach 2.04% 12,899
96 Jacksonville Beach 2.03% 23,203
97 Safety Harbor 2.03% 17,663
98 Holly Hill 2.02% 12,042
99 Cocoa 2.01% 18,053
100 Plant City 2.0% 38,119

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