10 Cities In Mississippi With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine the cities in Mississippi 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 Mississippi is 28,447 – at 1.0% of the total population of Mississippi.

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

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Mississippi with the largest Asian population in 2018:

  1. D’Iberville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Ridgeland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Clinton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Forest (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Biloxi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Long Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Flowood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Starkville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Oxford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Mississippi had the largest Asian population?

D’Iberville took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Mississippi for 2018. 6.3% of D’Iberville identify as Asian.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi With The Largest Asian Population For 2018

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 Mississippi.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 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 6.3% 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. D’Iberville took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Batesville was the least Asian city.

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

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7
/10

Population: 10,829
% Asian: 6.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 682
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.65%
More on D’iberville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

D’Iberville is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, immediately north of Biloxi, across the Back Bay. As of the 2010 United States Census, it had a population of 9,486. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Ridgeland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 24,338
% Asian: 5.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,234
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.89%
More on Ridgeland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ridgeland is a city in Madison County, Mississippi. The population was 24,047 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Clinton, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,411
% Asian: 4.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,221
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.38%
More on Clinton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clinton is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. Situated in the Jackson metropolitan area, it is the tenth largest city in Mississippi. The population was 25,216 at the 2010 United States Census.

Forest, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,700
% Asian: 4.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 272
Percent Change Since 2010: 2166.67%
More on Forest: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 45,271
% Asian: 4.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,114
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.58%
More on Biloxi: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biloxi is a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. The 2010 United States Census recorded the population as 44,054, and in 2016 the estimated population was 45,975. Along with the adjoining city of Gulfport, Biloxi is a county seat of Harrison County. It was first settled by French colonists.

Long Beach, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,450
% Asian: 3.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 610
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.87%
More on Long Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Long Beach is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Gulfport-Biloxi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 14,792.

Flowood, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,532
% Asian: 3.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 318
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.14%
More on Flowood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flowood is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 7,823 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Starkville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 25,011
% Asian: 3.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 900
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.07%
More on Starkville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Starkville is a city in and the county seat of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, United States. The Starkville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Oktibbeha County. The population was 23,888 at the 2010 census.

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,634
% Asian: 3.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 762
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.76%
More on Oxford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oxford is a city in, and the county seat of, Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. Founded in 1837, it was named after the British university city of Oxford in hopes of having the state university located there, which it did successfully attract.

Madison, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,473
% Asian: 2.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 760
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.44%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 24,841 at the 2010 census. The population is currently over 25,000. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Mississippi

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

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

  1. Batesville
  2. Booneville
  3. Holly Springs

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Asian Population
1 D’iberville 6.3% 10,829
2 Ridgeland 5.07% 24,338
3 Clinton 4.81% 25,411
4 Forest 4.77% 5,700
5 Biloxi 4.67% 45,271
6 Long Beach 3.95% 15,450
7 Flowood 3.73% 8,532
8 Starkville 3.6% 25,011
9 Oxford 3.52% 21,634
10 Madison 2.98% 25,473
11 Gautier 2.92% 18,541
12 New Albany 2.54% 8,589
13 Ocean Springs 2.09% 17,547
14 Brookhaven 1.95% 12,418
15 Canton 1.91% 13,504
16 Southaven 1.71% 51,816
17 Richland 1.7% 7,069
18 Cleveland 1.57% 12,346
19 Pascagoula 1.57% 22,163
20 Pontotoc 1.54% 5,906
21 Olive Branch 1.5% 35,508
22 Horn Lake 1.49% 26,785
23 Vicksburg 1.4% 23,320
24 Gulfport 1.38% 71,265
25 Brandon 1.27% 23,186
26 Columbus 1.2% 24,833
27 Pearl 1.19% 26,344
28 Hattiesburg 1.19% 46,846
29 Meridian 1.13% 40,094
30 Greenwood 1.01% 14,780
31 Laurel 0.93% 18,806
32 Senatobia 0.77% 7,969
33 Mccomb 0.76% 12,732
34 Greenville 0.76% 32,612
35 Tupelo 0.71% 38,856
36 Picayune 0.63% 10,732
37 Byram 0.62% 11,610
38 Hernando 0.6% 15,227
39 Petal 0.49% 10,736
40 Waveland 0.42% 6,454
41 Kosciusko 0.37% 7,208
42 Jackson 0.37% 172,039
43 Philadelphia 0.32% 7,399
44 Clarksdale 0.32% 16,994
45 West Point 0.32% 11,042
46 Corinth 0.24% 14,832
47 Yazoo City 0.2% 11,336
48 Natchez 0.16% 15,345
49 Columbia 0.14% 6,292
50 Indianola 0.13% 10,047
51 Bay St. Louis 0.1% 11,448
52 Aberdeen 0.09% 5,427
53 Ripley 0.07% 5,336
54 Moss Point 0.07% 13,652
55 Grenada 0.06% 12,863
56 Louisville 0.0% 6,373
57 Amory 0.0% 7,110
58 Holly Springs 0.0% 7,591
59 Booneville 0.0% 8,764
60 Batesville 0.0% 7,402

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