Indiana Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 143,883 - at 2.2% 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?

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

  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. Munster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Zionsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Fort Wayne (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Greencastle (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Warsaw (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 2020. 23.55% 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.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Indiana For 2020

West Lafayette, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 47,224
% Asian: 23.55%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,120
Percent Change Since 2010: 112.54%
More on West Lafayette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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: 47,227
% Asian: 11.66%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,505
Percent Change Since 2010: 132.97%
More on Columbus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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: 90,163
% Asian: 10.21%
# Of Asian Residents: 9,205
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.96%
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: 84,058
% Asian: 9.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,338
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.33%
More on Bloomington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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: 56,791
% Asian: 5.75%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,266
Percent Change Since 2010: 174.92%
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.

Munster, IN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 22,840
% Asian: 5.24%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,196
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.37%
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.

Zionsville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,209
% Asian: 5.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,345
Percent Change Since 2010: 296.76%
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.

Fort Wayne, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 264,052
% Asian: 4.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,186
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.33%
More on Fort Wayne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coordinates: 410449.62N 850820.94W 41.0804500; -85.1391500

Greencastle, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,461
% Asian: 4.49%
# Of Asian Residents: 470
Percent Change Since 2010: 245.59%
More on Greencastle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warsaw, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,062
% Asian: 3.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 601
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.58%
More on Warsaw: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warsaw is a city in and the county seat of Kosciusko County, Indiana, United States. Cradled among Winona Lake, Pike Lake, Hidden Lake, and Center Lake, Warsaw has a population of 13,559 as of the 2010 U.S. Census.

How We Determined The Cities In indiana 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 indiana.

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 113 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 23.5% 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. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Linton
  3. Martinsville

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Indiana

Rank City % Asian Population
1 West Lafayette 23.55% 47,224
2 Columbus 11.66% 47,227
3 Carmel 10.21% 90,163
4 Bloomington 9.92% 84,058
5 Greenwood 5.75% 56,791
6 Munster 5.24% 22,840
7 Zionsville 5.13% 26,209
8 Fort Wayne 4.62% 264,052
9 Greencastle 4.49% 10,461
10 Warsaw 3.99% 15,062
11 Dyer 3.8% 16,006
12 Chesterton 3.59% 13,899
13 Huntingburg 3.53% 6,634
14 Schererville 3.46% 28,698
15 Seymour 3.34% 19,357
16 Speedway 3.28% 12,188
17 Plainfield 3.28% 32,045
18 Indianapolis 3.19% 857,637
19 Danville 3.18% 9,791
20 Brownsburg 3.17% 25,264
21 Batesville 3.1% 6,555
22 Greensburg 3.01% 11,712
23 Avon 2.64% 17,169
24 Noblesville 2.49% 61,558
25 Logansport 2.36% 18,141
26 Highland 2.08% 22,743
27 Mishawaka 2.01% 48,926
28 Valparaiso 1.97% 32,916
29 Kendallville 1.95% 9,522
30 Nappanee 1.83% 6,872
31 Griffith 1.79% 16,377
32 Muncie 1.77% 69,164
33 Crown Point 1.72% 29,368
34 Portage 1.66% 36,859
35 Richmond 1.65% 35,653
36 Yor 1.58% 11,178
37 Hobart 1.56% 28,309
38 Lafayette 1.55% 72,444
39 Shelbyville 1.53% 18,898
40 South Bend 1.46% 102,233
41 Terre Haute 1.4% 60,691
42 Kokomo 1.4% 57,947
43 Huntington 1.33% 17,147
44 Elkhart 1.32% 52,308
45 Madison 1.31% 11,890
46 Lawrence 1.31% 48,405
47 Greenfield 1.3% 21,871
48 St. John 1.28% 16,839
49 Clarksville 1.27% 21,336
50 Goshen 1.24% 33,915
51 Marion 1.21% 28,118
52 Anderson 1.13% 54,788
53 Tell City 1.1% 7,270
54 Jeffersonville 1.04% 47,175
55 Crawfordsville 1.01% 16,053
56 Hammond 1.0% 77,071
57 New Whiteland 0.97% 5,955
58 Lake Station 0.97% 12,059
59 Merrillville 0.95% 35,032
60 Rensselaer 0.9% 5,757
61 Vincennes 0.89% 17,607
62 New Albany 0.84% 36,512
63 Mooresville 0.82% 9,604
64 Evansville 0.81% 118,952
65 Michigan City 0.77% 31,251
66 Bedford 0.75% 13,285
67 Beech Grove 0.72% 14,912
68 New Castle 0.67% 17,402
69 Franklin 0.61% 24,813
70 Peru 0.61% 11,460
71 Gas City 0.6% 5,844
72 Charlestown 0.55% 8,134
73 Plymouth 0.51% 9,996
74 Wabash 0.47% 10,184
75 Angola 0.45% 8,645
76 Sellersburg 0.41% 9,013
77 Bluffton 0.39% 9,855
78 New Haven 0.38% 16,047
79 Rochester 0.36% 6,043
80 Scottsburg 0.36% 6,696
81 Connersville 0.34% 13,069
82 Westville 0.33% 6,343
83 La Porte 0.31% 21,874
84 Cedar Lake 0.29% 12,242
85 Decatur 0.28% 10,331
86 Elwood 0.24% 8,449
87 Gary 0.23% 76,677
88 Cumberland 0.22% 5,792
89 Frankfort 0.22% 16,186
90 Auburn 0.22% 13,162
91 Portland 0.2% 5,996
92 North Vernon 0.18% 6,662
93 Jasper 0.16% 15,765
94 Columbia City 0.14% 9,084
95 Princeton 0.13% 8,627
96 Lebanon 0.13% 15,816
97 Garrett 0.12% 6,661
98 Salem 0.08% 6,181
99 Lowell 0.07% 9,546
100 Ellettsville 0.06% 6,602

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