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:
- D’Iberville (Photos | Jobs)
- Ridgeland (Photos | Jobs)
- Clinton (Photos | Jobs)
- Forest (Photos | Jobs)
- Biloxi (Photos | Jobs)
- Long Beach (Photos | Jobs)
- Flowood (Photos | Jobs)
- Starkville (Photos | Jobs)
- Oxford (Photos | Jobs)
- Madison (Photos | Jobs)
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.
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*
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.
Population: 10,829 % Asian: 6.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 682
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.65%
More on D’Iberville: Write A Review | Data | JobsD’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.
Population: 24,338% Asian: 5.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,234
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.89%
More on Ridgeland: Write A Review | Data | JobsRidgeland 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.
Population: 25,411% Asian: 4.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,221
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.38%
More on Clinton: Write A Review | Data | JobsClinton 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.
Population: 45,271% Asian: 4.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,114
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.58%
More on Biloxi: Write A Review | Data | JobsBiloxi 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.
6. Long Beach
Population: 15,450% Asian: 3.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 610
Percent Change Since 2010: -2.87%
More on Long Beach: Write A Review | Data | JobsLong 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.
Population: 8,532% Asian: 3.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 318
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.14%
More on Flowood: Write A Review | Data | JobsFlowood 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.
Population: 25,011% Asian: 3.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 900
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.07%
More on Starkville: Write A Review | Data | JobsStarkville 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.
Population: 21,634% Asian: 3.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 762
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.76%
More on Oxford: Write A Review | Data | JobsOxford 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.
Population: 25,473% Asian: 2.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 760
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.44%
More on Madison: Write A Review | Data | JobsMadison 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:
- Holly Springs
For more Mississippi reading , check out:
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Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Mississippi
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