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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas is 80,142 – at 2.8% of the total population of Kansas.

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

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

  1. Overland Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Park City (Homes For Sale)
  3. Manhattan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Lawrence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Garden City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Wichita (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Mission (Homes For Sale)
  8. Bel Aire (Homes For Sale)
  9. Olathe (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Winfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Kansas had the largest Asian population?

Overland Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Kansas for 2019. 7.41% of Overland Park identify as Asian.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 7.4% 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. Overland Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Chanute was the least Asian city.

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

Overland Park, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 186,147
% Asian: 7.41%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,801
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.85%
More on Overland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in Johnson County, it is also the second most populous city in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 173,372.

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 7,512
% Asian: 7.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 542
Percent Change Since 2010: 788.52%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

Park City is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297.

Manhattan, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 55,427
% Asian: 6.19%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,432
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.61%
More on Manhattan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. It is the county seat of Riley County, although it extends into Pottawatomie County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 52,281.

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 93,954
% Asian: 5.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,496
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.82%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, next to Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Garden City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,900
% Asian: 5.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,414
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.87%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Garden City is a city in and the county seat of Finney County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,658. The city is home to Garden City Community College and the Lee Richardson Zoo, the largest zoological park in western Kansas.

Wichita, KS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 389,054
% Asian: 4.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 19,244
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.45%
More on Wichita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area whose estimated population in 2015 was 644,610. As of 2016, the city of Wichita had an estimated population of 389,902.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,445
% Asian: 4.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 452
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.75%
More on Mission: Real Estate | Data

Mission is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The population was 9,323 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,422
% Asian: 4.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 352
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.76%
More on Bel Aire: Real Estate | Data

Bel Aire is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,769.

Olathe, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 134,368
% Asian: 4.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,847
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.36%
More on Olathe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olathe is a city in, and is the county seat of, Johnson County, Kansas, United States. Located in northeastern Kansas, it is the fourth most populous city in Kansas, with a population of 125,872 persons as of 2010. Olathe is also the fourth-largest city in the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is bordered by the cities of Lenexa to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the northwest, and Gardner to the southwest.

Winfield, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,180
% Asian: 4.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 503
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.33%
More on Winfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Winfield is a city and county seat of Cowley County, Kansas, United States. It is situated along the Walnut River in South Central Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,301 and second most populous city of Cowley County.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Kansas

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

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

  1. Chanute
  2. Augusta
  3. De Soto

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Kansas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Overland Park 7.41% 186,147
2 Park City 7.22% 7,512
3 Manhattan 6.19% 55,427
4 Lawrence 5.85% 93,954
5 Garden City 5.26% 26,900
6 Wichita 4.95% 389,054
7 Mission 4.79% 9,445
8 Bel Aire 4.74% 7,422
9 Olathe 4.35% 134,368
10 Winfield 4.13% 12,180
11 Kansas City 4.12% 151,042
12 Leawood 3.97% 34,195
13 Shawnee 3.84% 64,840
14 Lenexa 3.78% 52,030
15 Junction City 3.53% 24,336
16 Pittsburg 3.38% 20,278
17 Merriam 3.33% 11,259
18 Andover 3.33% 12,661
19 Liberal 3.24% 20,607
20 Derby 2.99% 23,712
21 Salina 2.76% 47,513
22 Emporia 2.51% 24,636
23 Lansing 2.38% 11,771
24 Eudora 2.22% 6,272
25 Independence 2.13% 8,983
26 Leavenworth 2.03% 35,958
27 Hays 1.83% 20,938
28 Gardner 1.76% 21,059
29 Roeland Park 1.73% 6,810
30 Dodge City 1.66% 27,961
31 Mulvane 1.57% 5,413
32 Fort Scott 1.56% 7,822
33 Topeka 1.43% 127,139
34 Prairie Village 1.29% 21,932
35 Coffeyville 1.23% 9,706
36 Iola 1.15% 5,459
37 Mcpherson 0.81% 13,089
38 Hutchinson 0.72% 41,316
39 Haysville 0.65% 11,489
40 Colby 0.58% 5,365
41 Concordia 0.56% 5,198
42 Bonner Springs 0.5% 7,644
43 Arkansas City 0.49% 12,055
44 Newton 0.45% 18,972
45 El Dorado 0.45% 13,003
46 Paola 0.41% 5,583
47 Atchison 0.37% 10,727
48 Ottawa 0.35% 12,321
49 Wellington 0.32% 7,878
50 Valley Center 0.25% 6,507
51 Great Bend 0.24% 15,686
52 Parsons 0.17% 9,964
53 Pratt 0.13% 6,841
54 Abilene 0.05% 6,487
55 Ulysses 0.0% 5,892
56 De Soto 0.0% 6,042
57 Augusta 0.0% 9,339
58 Chanute 0.0% 9,146

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