Mississippi Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking 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 28,170 - at 0.9% 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?

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

  1. D'Iberville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Flowood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Biloxi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Clinton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Oxford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Long Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Starkville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Ridgeland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Gautier (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 2020. 8.74% 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.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Mississippi For 2020

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,531
% Asian: 8.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,182
Percent Change Since 2010: 107.37%
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.

Flowood, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,870
% Asian: 5.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 447
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.71%
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.

Madison, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,522
% Asian: 4.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,260
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.47%
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.

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 45,568
% Asian: 4.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,105
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.14%
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.

Clinton, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,456
% Asian: 4.61%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,173
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.9%
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.

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 23,037
% Asian: 4.05%
# Of Asian Residents: 932
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.47%
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.

Long Beach, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,529
% Asian: 3.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 602
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.14%
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.

Starkville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,122
% Asian: 3.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 944
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.59%
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.

Ridgeland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 24,265
% Asian: 3.59%
# Of Asian Residents: 871
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.5%
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.

Gautier, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 18,563
% Asian: 3.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 663
Percent Change Since 2010: 1253.06%
More on Gautier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gautier is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, along the Gulf of Mexico west of Pascagoula. It is part of the Pascagoula Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,572 at the 2010 census. In 2002, Gautier annexed land nearly doubling its population to 18,413 by 2010, according to the Gautier Comprehensive Plan 2030.

How We Determined The Cities In mississippi 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 mississippi.

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 8.7% 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 Kosciusko was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Kosciusko
  2. Batesville
  3. Byram

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Asian Population
1 D'iberville 8.74% 13,531
2 Flowood 5.04% 8,870
3 Madison 4.94% 25,522
4 Biloxi 4.62% 45,568
5 Clinton 4.61% 25,456
6 Oxford 4.05% 23,037
7 Long Beach 3.88% 15,529
8 Starkville 3.76% 25,122
9 Ridgeland 3.59% 24,265
10 Gautier 3.57% 18,563
11 Ocean Springs 3.27% 17,613
12 Canton 2.62% 12,330
13 Southaven 1.95% 53,274
14 Cleveland 1.46% 11,998
15 Gulfport 1.39% 71,570
16 Brookhaven 1.31% 12,226
17 Hattiesburg 1.17% 46,251
18 Bay St. Louis 1.05% 12,465
19 Horn Lake 1.03% 26,925
20 Olive Branch 1.0% 36,721
21 Richland 1.0% 7,185
22 Tupelo 0.97% 38,270
23 Meridian 0.86% 38,602
24 Greenville 0.84% 31,319
25 Columbus 0.8% 24,272
26 Natchez 0.76% 15,188
27 Pearl 0.75% 26,508
28 Pascagoula 0.72% 21,865
29 Clarksdale 0.68% 16,174
30 Vicksburg 0.68% 22,706
31 Waveland 0.68% 6,358
32 Forest 0.65% 5,668
33 Greenwood 0.65% 14,280
34 Senatobia 0.53% 7,966
35 Petal 0.52% 10,669
36 Picayune 0.49% 11,140
37 Brandon 0.49% 23,688
38 Philadelphia 0.44% 7,284
39 Hernando 0.44% 15,807
40 Moss Point 0.43% 13,487
41 Jackson 0.39% 168,862
42 Mccomb 0.32% 12,723
43 Laurel 0.27% 18,607
44 Ripley 0.25% 5,282
45 West Point 0.24% 10,794
46 Amory 0.23% 6,983
47 New Albany 0.21% 8,714
48 Columbia 0.18% 6,088
49 Yazoo City 0.16% 11,076
50 Pontotoc 0.13% 5,997
51 Corinth 0.11% 14,647
52 Louisville 0.1% 6,298
53 Indianola 0.09% 9,624
54 Booneville 0.07% 8,767
55 Aberdeen 0.0% 5,347
56 Holly Springs 0.0% 7,578
57 Grenada 0.0% 12,633
58 Byram 0.0% 11,657
59 Batesville 0.0% 7,303
60 Kosciusko 0.0% 6,959

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