Louisiana Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Louisiana 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 louisiana is 79,137 - at 1.7% of the total population of louisiana.

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

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

  1. Abbeville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Scott (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Kenner (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Westwego (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Baton Rouge (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Youngsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. New Orleans (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Ruston (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Alexandria (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Leesville (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in louisiana had the largest Asian population? Abbeville took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in louisiana for 2020. 5.27% of Abbeville identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Louisiana For 2020

Abbeville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,286
% Asian: 5.27%
# Of Asian Residents: 647
Percent Change Since 2010: 65.05%
More on Abbeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Abbeville is a city in and the parish seat of Vermilion Parish, Louisiana, United States, 150 miles west of New Orleans and 60 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. The population was 12,257 at the 2010 census.

Scott, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,761
% Asian: 5.18%
# Of Asian Residents: 454
Percent Change Since 2010: 1873.91%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scott is the fourth largest municipality in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population rose to over 8,000 according to the 2010 census results. Scott is a suburb of Lafayette and is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Kenner, LA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 66,910
% Asian: 4.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,974
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.41%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kenner is the sixth-largest city in the U.S. State of Louisiana. It is the largest city in Jefferson Parish, United States, Louisiana's second-most populous parish, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 66,702 at the 2010 census.

Westwego, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,499
% Asian: 3.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 333
Percent Change Since 2010: 674.42%
More on Westwego: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westwego is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 8,534 at the 2010 census. It lies along the west bank of the Mississippi River.

Baton Rouge, LA

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 225,362
% Asian: 3.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,264
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.23%
More on Baton Rouge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baton Rouge ) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. It forms the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.

Youngsville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,753
% Asian: 3.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 411
Percent Change Since 2010: 319.39%
More on Youngsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 389,648
% Asian: 2.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,163
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.18%
More on New Orleans: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Orleans ) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

Ruston, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 22,055
% Asian: 2.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 628
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.36%
More on Ruston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ruston is a small city and the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, United States. it is the largest city in the Eastern Ark-La-Tex region. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 21,859, reflecting an increase of 6.4 percent from the count of 20,546 counted in the 2000 Census. Ruston is near the eastern border of the Ark-La-Tex region and is the home of Louisiana Tech University. Its economy is therefore based on its college population. Ruston hosts the annual Peach Festival.

Alexandria, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 47,539
% Asian: 2.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,304
Percent Change Since 2010: 112.03%
More on Alexandria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state. It is the principal city of the Alexandria metropolitan area which encompasses all of Rapides and Grant parishes. Its neighboring city is Pineville. In 2010, the population was 47,723, an increase of 3 percent from the 2000 census.

Leesville, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 6,055
% Asian: 2.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 163
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.27%
More on Leesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In louisiana 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 louisiana.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 5.3% 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. Abbeville took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Denham Springs was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in louisiana 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 Louisiana

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

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

  1. Denham Springs
  2. Plaquemine
  3. Jeanerette

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Abbeville 5.27% 12,286
2 Scott 5.18% 8,761
3 Kenner 4.44% 66,910
4 Westwego 3.92% 8,499
5 Baton Rouge 3.22% 225,362
6 Youngsville 3.22% 12,753
7 New Orleans 2.86% 389,648
8 Ruston 2.85% 22,055
9 Alexandria 2.74% 47,539
10 Leesville 2.69% 6,055
11 Mandeville 2.51% 12,252
12 New Iberia 2.03% 29,992
13 Patterson 1.95% 6,012
14 Lake Charles 1.89% 76,267
15 Lafayette 1.82% 126,515
16 Slidell 1.75% 27,769
17 Hammond 1.72% 20,444
18 Bossier City 1.7% 67,935
19 Shreveport 1.65% 193,785
20 Gonzales 1.58% 10,677
21 Broussard 1.58% 11,412
22 Oakdale 1.52% 7,640
23 Thibodaux 1.34% 14,515
24 Zachary 1.31% 17,056
25 Covington 1.28% 10,133
26 West Monroe 1.18% 12,756
27 Marksville 1.17% 5,476
28 Walker 1.01% 6,250
29 Monroe 1.0% 48,663
30 Gretna 0.9% 17,797
31 Deridder 0.9% 11,050
32 Ponchatoula 0.86% 7,131
33 Central 0.76% 28,577
34 Bastrop 0.75% 10,521
35 Houma 0.64% 33,520
36 Minden 0.58% 12,442
37 Sulphur 0.46% 20,241
38 Harahan 0.43% 9,309
39 Morgan City 0.41% 11,452
40 Natchitoches 0.34% 18,080
41 St. Martinville 0.33% 6,014
42 Baker 0.28% 13,557
43 Pineville 0.24% 14,313
44 Breaux Bridge 0.22% 8,299
45 Franklin 0.21% 7,097
46 Crowley 0.13% 12,960
47 Opelousas 0.12% 16,399
48 Jennings 0.1% 10,047
49 St. Gabriel 0.03% 7,200
50 Carencro 0.02% 8,775
51 Eunice 0.0% 10,407
52 Rayne 0.0% 8,075
53 Tallulah 0.0% 6,929
54 Bogalusa 0.0% 11,793
55 Ville Platte 0.0% 7,196
56 Port Allen 0.0% 5,051
57 Donaldsonville 0.0% 8,090
58 Jeanerette 0.0% 5,410
59 Plaquemine 0.0% 6,726
60 Denham Springs 0.0% 9,991

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