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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Mississippi 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 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 28,725 – 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 2019:

  1. D’Iberville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Ridgeland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Biloxi (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Clinton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Oxford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Pontotoc (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Ocean Springs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Long Beach (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Starkville (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 2019. 6.69% 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 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 6.7% 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 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: 11,150
% Asian: 6.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 746
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.88%
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: 24,312
% Asian: 5.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,232
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.62%
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.

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 45,328
% Asian: 4.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,143
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.0%
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: 25,398
% Asian: 4.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,192
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.07%
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

7.5
/10

Population: 22,092
% Asian: 4.14%
# Of Asian Residents: 914
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.85%
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.

Pontotoc, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,923
% Asian: 3.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 236
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Pontotoc: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pontotoc is a city in, and the county seat of, Pontotoc County, Mississippi, located to the west of the much larger city of Tupelo. The population was 5,625 at the 2010 census.

Ocean Springs, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,514
% Asian: 3.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 634
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.54%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Springs is a city in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States, approximately 2 miles east of Biloxi and west of Gautier. It is part of the Pascagoula, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 17,225 at the 2000 U.S. Census. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city of Ocean Springs had a population of 17,442.

Madison, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,350
% Asian: 3.51%
# Of Asian Residents: 890
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.65%
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.

Long Beach, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,446
% Asian: 3.45%
# Of Asian Residents: 533
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.13%
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

6
/10

Population: 24,954
% Asian: 3.34%
# Of Asian Residents: 834
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.77%
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.

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. Grenada

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Asian Population
1 D’iberville 6.69% 11,150
2 Ridgeland 5.07% 24,312
3 Biloxi 4.73% 45,328
4 Clinton 4.69% 25,398
5 Oxford 4.14% 22,092
6 Pontotoc 3.98% 5,923
7 Ocean Springs 3.62% 17,514
8 Madison 3.51% 25,350
9 Long Beach 3.45% 15,446
10 Starkville 3.34% 24,954
11 Flowood 3.17% 8,704
12 New Albany 2.64% 8,642
13 Canton 2.38% 12,800
14 Gautier 2.26% 18,555
15 Brookhaven 2.07% 12,289
16 Southaven 2.0% 52,434
17 Cleveland 1.77% 12,157
18 Gulfport 1.5% 71,318
19 Tupelo 1.22% 38,321
20 Natchez 1.19% 15,191
21 Olive Branch 1.14% 36,033
22 Columbus 1.08% 24,409
23 Petal 1.01% 10,669
24 Hattiesburg 1.01% 46,495
25 Pearl 0.99% 26,468
26 Pascagoula 0.97% 21,935
27 Amory 0.92% 7,028
28 Richland 0.91% 7,175
29 Greenville 0.9% 31,934
30 Laurel 0.86% 18,661
31 Greenwood 0.81% 14,496
32 Horn Lake 0.79% 26,804
33 Meridian 0.79% 39,213
34 Senatobia 0.78% 7,903
35 Clarksdale 0.75% 16,579
36 Picayune 0.66% 10,528
37 Vicksburg 0.66% 22,961
38 Byram 0.61% 11,660
39 Brandon 0.59% 23,421
40 Moss Point 0.56% 13,501
41 Forest 0.55% 5,679
42 Philadelphia 0.5% 7,334
43 Bay St. Louis 0.5% 11,918
44 Kosciusko 0.47% 7,018
45 Hernando 0.41% 15,534
46 Waveland 0.41% 6,382
47 Jackson 0.38% 170,393
48 Mccomb 0.38% 12,620
49 West Point 0.34% 10,903
50 Indianola 0.27% 9,805
51 Corinth 0.24% 14,727
52 Ripley 0.23% 5,302
53 Yazoo City 0.19% 11,189
54 Columbia 0.18% 6,163
55 Aberdeen 0.13% 5,375
56 Louisville 0.09% 6,325
57 Holly Springs 0.0% 7,538
58 Grenada 0.0% 12,719
59 Booneville 0.0% 8,757
60 Batesville 0.0% 7,319

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