10 Cities In Missouri With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine the cities in Missouri 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 Missouri is 106,801 – at 1.8% of the total population of Missouri.

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

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

  1. Maryland Heights (Photos | Jobs)
  2. Creve Coeur (Photos | Jobs)
  3. Clayton (Photos | Jobs)
  4. Olivette (Photos | Jobs)
  5. Chesterfield (Photos | Jobs)
  6. Manchester (Photos | Jobs)
  7. Rolla (Photos | Jobs)
  8. Ladue (Photos | Jobs)
  9. Valley Park (Photos | Jobs)
  10. Brentwood (Photos | Jobs)

Which city in Missouri had the largest Asian population?

Maryland Heights took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Missouri for 2018. 12.7% of Maryland Heights identify as Asian.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 123 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 12.7% 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. Maryland Heights took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Black Jack was the least Asian city.

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

1. Maryland Heights

Maryland Heights, Missouri

Source: Public domain

Population: 27,359
% Asian: 12.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,474
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.71%
More on Maryland Heights: Write A Review | Data | Jobs

2. Creve Coeur

Creve Coeur, Missouri

Source: Public domain

Population: 18,072
% Asian: 11.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,141
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.32%
More on Creve Coeur: Write A Review | Data | JobsCreve Coeur is a city located in west St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, in Greater St. Louis. The population was 17,833 at the 2010 census. Creve Coeur borders and shares a ZIP code with the neighboring city of Town and Country. It is home to the headquarters of Monsanto and Drury Hotels.

3. Clayton

Clayton, Missouri

Population: 16,034
% Asian: 11.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,893
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.17%
More on Clayton: Write A Review | Data | Jobs

4. Olivette

Olivette, Missouri

Population: 7,830
% Asian: 10.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 786
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.2%
More on Olivette: Write A Review | Data | JobsOlivette is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 7,737 at the 2010 census.

5. Chesterfield

Chesterfield, Missouri

Source: Public domain

Population: 47,717
% Asian: 9.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,710
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.62%
More on Chesterfield: Write A Review | Data | JobsChesterfield is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, and a Western suburb of St. Louis. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,484, making it the state’s fourteenth-largest city.

6. Manchester

Manchester, Missouri

Population: 18,183
% Asian: 9.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,751
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.85%
More on Manchester: Write A Review | Data | JobsManchester is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 18,094 at the 2010 census. The mayor is David Willson.

7. Rolla

Rolla, Missouri

Population: 19,904
% Asian: 7.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,467
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.38%
More on Rolla: Write A Review | Data | JobsRolla is a city in and the county seat of Phelps County, Missouri, United States. The population in the 2010 United States Census was 19,559. Rolla is located approximately midway between St. Louis and Springfield along I-44. The Rolla, Mo Micropolitan Statistical area consists of Phelps County, Missouri.

8. Ladue

Ladue, Missouri

Population: 8,579
% Asian: 7.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 618
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.8%
More on Ladue: Write A Review | Data | JobsLadue is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in central St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2013 census, the city had a population of 8,560.

9. Valley Park

Valley Park, Missouri

Population: 6,956
% Asian: 6.61%
# Of Asian Residents: 460
Percent Change Since 2010: -27.56%
More on Valley Park: Write A Review | Data | JobsValley Park is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 6,942 at the 2010 census.

10. Brentwood

Brentwood, Missouri

Population: 8,030
% Asian: 6.51%
# Of Asian Residents: 523
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.51%
More on Brentwood: Write A Review | Data | JobsBrentwood is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri. The population was 8,055 at the 2010 census. Brentwood is home to Brentwood High School, a 2006 National Blue Ribbon Award winner, and Mark Twain Elementary School, a 2009 National Blue Ribbon Award winner.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Missouri

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

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

  1. Black Jack
  2. Richmond
  3. Berkeley

For more Missouri reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Missouri

City Rank % Asian Population
Maryland Heights 1 12.7% 27,359
Creve Coeur 2 11.85% 18,072
Clayton 3 11.81% 16,034
Olivette 4 10.04% 7,830
Chesterfield 5 9.87% 47,717
Manchester 6 9.63% 18,183
Rolla 7 7.37% 19,904
Ladue 8 7.2% 8,579
Valley Park 9 6.61% 6,956
Brentwood 10 6.51% 8,030
Ballwin 11 6.41% 30,431
Richmond Heights 12 6.15% 8,486
Columbia 13 5.94% 117,165
Town And Country 14 5.73% 11,001
Wildwood 15 4.92% 35,764
St. Ann 16 4.11% 12,931
Shrewsbury 17 3.99% 6,197
O’Fallon 18 3.66% 84,018
Hazelwood 19 3.61% 25,604
University City 20 3.52% 35,042
Des Peres 21 3.37% 8,507
Ellisville 22 3.16% 9,188
St. Louis 23 3.03% 316,030
Sunset Hills 24 2.82% 8,515
Dardenne Prairie 25 2.81% 12,692
Kirksville 26 2.75% 17,592
Smithville 27 2.72% 9,069
St. Charles 28 2.7% 68,341
Warrensburg 29 2.69% 19,932
Kansas City 30 2.51% 471,767
Lake St. Louis 31 2.5% 15,150
Eureka 32 2.32% 10,497
Cape Girardeau 33 2.31% 39,200
Maryville 34 2.23% 11,957
Excelsior Springs 35 2.16% 11,480
Lee’S Summit 36 2.11% 94,257
Crestwood 37 2.11% 11,941
Springfield 38 2.04% 165,138
St. Peters 39 1.91% 55,820
Jefferson City 40 1.88% 43,143
Maplewood 41 1.87% 7,948
Belton 42 1.85% 23,236
Joplin 43 1.78% 51,231
Blue Springs 44 1.76% 53,641
Neosho 45 1.73% 12,144
Overland 46 1.7% 15,932
Odessa 47 1.63% 5,221
Nixa 48 1.58% 20,520
Glendale 49 1.54% 5,917
Kirkwood 50 1.51% 27,614
Republic 51 1.48% 15,766
Perryville 52 1.47% 8,374
West Plains 53 1.44% 12,259
Branson 54 1.43% 11,158
Hannibal 55 1.38% 17,707
Fulton 56 1.25% 12,886
Poplar Bluff 57 1.24% 17,198
Nevada 58 1.23% 8,388
Bridgeton 59 1.22% 11,698
Raytown 60 1.22% 29,366
Weldon Spring 61 1.15% 5,545
St. Joseph 62 1.15% 76,901
Union 63 1.12% 10,813
Parkville 64 1.11% 6,124
Washington 65 1.11% 14,012
Gladstone 66 1.1% 26,562
Independence 67 1.1% 117,217
Cameron 68 1.08% 10,150
Macon 69 1.06% 5,463
Florissant 70 1.0% 52,218
Grandview 71 0.96% 25,126
St. John 72 0.94% 6,459
Webster Groves 73 0.86% 23,111
Chillicothe 74 0.73% 9,199
Wentzville 75 0.71% 34,176
Battlefield 76 0.68% 5,920
Warrenton 77 0.66% 8,077
Raymore 78 0.63% 20,107
Festus 79 0.63% 11,929
Lebanon 80 0.57% 14,652
Troy 81 0.57% 11,374
Moberly 82 0.53% 13,867
Marshfield 83 0.53% 6,958
Sullivan 84 0.53% 6,838
Liberty 85 0.52% 30,239
Sedalia 86 0.52% 21,441
Monett 87 0.51% 8,954
Farmington 88 0.43% 17,881
Jackson 89 0.39% 14,641
Marshall 90 0.38% 12,984
Carl Junction 91 0.34% 7,634
Ozark 92 0.34% 18,867
Trenton 93 0.34% 5,946
Oak Grove 94 0.28% 7,844
Clinton 95 0.28% 8,989
Mexico 96 0.28% 11,622
Ferguson 97 0.27% 21,035
Park Hills 98 0.25% 8,666
Kearney 99 0.21% 9,259
Webb City 100 0.17% 11,052

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