These Are The 10 Indiana Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2019


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Indiana 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 Indiana is 136,671 – at 2.1% of the total population of Indiana.

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

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Indiana with the largest Asian population in 2019:

  1. West Lafayette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Columbus (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Carmel (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Bloomington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Greenwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Zionsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Munster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Fort Wayne (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Speedway (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Plainfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Indiana had the largest Asian population?

West Lafayette took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Indiana for 2019. 23.79% of West Lafayette identify as Asian.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Indiana With The Largest Asian Population For 2019

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 Indiana.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2013-2017 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 113 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 23.8% 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. West Lafayette took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Alexandria was the least Asian city.

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

West Lafayette, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 45,110
% Asian: 23.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,731
Percent Change Since 2010: 105.1%
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West Lafayette is a city in Wabash Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States, about 65 miles northwest of the state capital of Indianapolis and 103 miles southeast of Chicago. West Lafayette is directly across the Wabash River from its sister city, Lafayette. As of the 2016 census estimate, its population was 45,872. It is the most densely populated city in Indiana and is home to Purdue University.

Columbus, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 46,926
% Asian: 10.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,879
Percent Change Since 2010: 106.47%
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Columbus is a city in and the county seat of Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. The population was 44,061 at the 2010 census. In its built environment, the relatively small city has provided a unique place for noted Modern architecture and public art, commissioning numerous works since the mid-20th century. Located about 40 miles south of Indianapolis, on the east fork of the White River, it is the state’s 20th-largest city. It is the principal city of the Columbus, Indiana metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses all of Bartholomew County. Columbus is the birthplace of former Indiana Governor and current Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence.

Carmel, IN

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 88,595
% Asian: 10.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 9,152
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.17%
More on Carmel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Carmel is a suburban city in Hamilton County, Indiana, United States, located immediately north of Indianapolis. It has been one of the fastest-growing communities in the country. In 2012, Carmel was selected as the “Best Place to Live in the United States” by CNN Money magazine, and received the same designation by Niche.com in 2017. The population was 79,191 as of the 2010 and was estimated to be 91,065 in 2016 by the US Census Bureau, making it the fifth-largest city in Indiana.

Bloomington, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 83,636
% Asian: 9.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,042
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.63%
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Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is the seventh-largest city in Indiana and the fourth-largest outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. According to the Monroe County History Center, Bloomington is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana.” The city was established in 1818 by a group of settlers from Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Virginia who were so impressed with “a haven of blooms” that they called it Bloomington.

Greenwood, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 55,459
% Asian: 5.65%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,136
Percent Change Since 2010: 163.97%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood is a city in Johnson County, Indiana, United States. The population was 49,791 at the 2010 Census, and increased to 56,545 in the Census 2016 estimates. Greenwood is located between Indiana State Road 37 and Interstate 65. The city shares a border with Indianapolis and is the most populous suburb in the southern portion of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area. The current Mayor of Greenwood is Nicolas A. Dietz.

Zionsville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 25,810
% Asian: 5.03%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,298
Percent Change Since 2010: 282.89%
More on Zionsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Zionsville is a suburban town located in the extreme southeast area of Boone County, Indiana, United States, northwest of Indianapolis. The population was 14,160 at the 2010 census, and grew to 26,784 in the Census 2016 estimates.

Munster, IN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 23,005
% Asian: 4.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,083
Percent Change Since 2010: -11.59%
More on Munster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Munster is a town located in North Township, Lake County, in Northwest Indiana, United States. This bedroom community lies in the Chicago metropolitan area, approximately 30 miles southeast of the Chicago Loop, and shares municipal boundaries with Hammond to the north, Highland to the east, Dyer and Schererville to the south and Lansing and Lynwood directly west of the Illinois border. The 2010 U.S. Census counted the town’s population at 23,603.

Fort Wayne, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 262,450
% Asian: 4.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,236
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.58%
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Coordinates: 410449.62N 850820.94W 41.0804500; -85.1391500

Speedway, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,229
% Asian: 4.11%
# Of Asian Residents: 503
Percent Change Since 2010: 484.88%
More on Speedway: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Speedway is a town in Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana, United States. The population was 11,812 at the 2010 census. Speedway is home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; it is an enclave of Indianapolis.

Plainfield, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,012
% Asian: 3.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,161
Percent Change Since 2010: 94.47%
More on Plainfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plainfield is a town in Guilford, Liberty, and Washington townships, Hendricks County, Indiana, United States. The population was 27,631 at the 2010 census, and in 2016 the estimated population was 31,409.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Indiana

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

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

  1. Alexandria
  2. Monticello
  3. Mooresville

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Indiana

Rank City % Asian Population
1 West Lafayette 23.79% 45,110
2 Columbus 10.4% 46,926
3 Carmel 10.33% 88,595
4 Bloomington 9.62% 83,636
5 Greenwood 5.65% 55,459
6 Zionsville 5.03% 25,810
7 Munster 4.71% 23,005
8 Fort Wayne 4.28% 262,450
9 Speedway 4.11% 12,229
10 Plainfield 3.74% 31,012
11 Batesville 3.33% 6,389
12 Seymour 3.27% 19,225
13 Warsaw 3.27% 14,797
14 Schererville 3.27% 28,778
15 Dyer 3.05% 16,077
16 Indianapolis 2.97% 853,431
17 Greensburg 2.82% 12,056
18 Avon 2.73% 16,479
19 Brownsburg 2.58% 24,625
20 Greencastle 2.55% 10,426
21 Valparaiso 2.48% 32,501
22 Noblesville 2.47% 59,807
23 Crown Point 2.43% 28,952
24 Logansport 2.06% 18,169
25 Chesterton 2.04% 14,052
26 Mishawaka 1.92% 48,582
27 Madison 1.87% 11,920
28 Highland 1.85% 22,938
29 Portage 1.81% 36,849
30 Danville 1.77% 9,598
31 Huntingburg 1.66% 6,633
32 Elkhart 1.66% 52,662
33 Lafayette 1.62% 72,174
34 Muncie 1.59% 69,237
35 Richmond 1.58% 35,819
36 Clarksville 1.56% 21,228
37 Kokomo 1.55% 57,941
38 Huntington 1.53% 17,214
39 Griffith 1.52% 16,468
40 Terre Haute 1.46% 60,691
41 Lawrence 1.45% 48,081
42 South Bend 1.44% 101,928
43 Marion 1.4% 28,490
44 Shelbyville 1.33% 19,034
45 Goshen 1.32% 33,583
46 Greenfield 1.26% 21,565
47 Merrillville 1.23% 35,183
48 Hammond 1.23% 77,827
49 Kendallville 1.05% 9,592
50 Nappanee 1.01% 6,927
51 Anderson 0.91% 54,986
52 Michigan City 0.91% 31,352
53 New Whiteland 0.9% 5,881
54 Hobart 0.9% 28,573
55 Vincennes 0.88% 17,944
56 Crawfordsville 0.85% 16,075
57 Jeffersonville 0.81% 46,840
58 Jasper 0.81% 15,716
59 Rensselaer 0.76% 5,631
60 Lake Station 0.76% 12,157
61 St. John 0.74% 16,391
62 Evansville 0.74% 119,806
63 New Castle 0.73% 17,476
64 New Albany 0.71% 36,548
65 Plymouth 0.7% 10,011
66 Franklin 0.69% 24,489
67 Peru 0.65% 11,510
68 Bedford 0.55% 13,292
69 Beech Grove 0.54% 14,943
70 Mount Vernon 0.53% 6,548
71 Charlestown 0.53% 8,079
72 Gas City 0.47% 5,920
73 Bluffton 0.46% 9,823
74 Angola 0.42% 8,636
75 Hartford City 0.38% 6,002
76 Gary 0.38% 77,416
77 Decatur 0.38% 9,502
78 Wabash 0.36% 10,272
79 Rochester 0.35% 6,059
80 Cedar Lake 0.33% 12,024
81 Princeton 0.31% 8,573
82 Westville 0.3% 6,659
83 New Haven 0.27% 15,895
84 Scottsburg 0.27% 6,687
85 Martinsville 0.25% 11,647
86 Washington 0.24% 11,999
87 Connersville 0.24% 13,022
88 East Chicago 0.23% 28,728
89 Sellersburg 0.23% 8,806
90 Cumberland 0.22% 5,566
91 La Porte 0.21% 21,825
92 Portland 0.2% 6,068
93 Elwood 0.19% 8,458
94 Auburn 0.18% 13,004
95 Columbia City 0.17% 9,057
96 Frankfort 0.15% 16,226
97 Tell City 0.15% 7,295
98 North Vernon 0.15% 6,695
99 Garrett 0.1% 6,762
100 Lowell 0.06% 9,502

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