Missouri Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking 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 115,311 - at 1.9% 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?

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

  1. Maryland Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Clayton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Town and Country (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Olivette (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Creve Coeur (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Chesterfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Manchester (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Brentwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Rolla (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Richmond Heights (Homes For Sale)

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 2020. 14.98% 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.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Missouri For 2020

Maryland Heights, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 27,128
% Asian: 14.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,063
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.01%
More on Maryland Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clayton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,448
% Asian: 12.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,079
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.12%
More on Clayton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Town And Country, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,066
% Asian: 12.34%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,366
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.94%
More on Town And Country: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olivette, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,837
% Asian: 11.84%
# Of Asian Residents: 928
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.29%
More on Olivette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olivette 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.

Creve Coeur, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 18,445
% Asian: 11.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,037
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.9%
More on Creve Coeur: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Creve 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.

Chesterfield, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 47,663
% Asian: 10.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,133
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.17%
More on Chesterfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chesterfield 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.

Manchester, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 18,189
% Asian: 9.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,760
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.47%
More on Manchester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manchester is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 18,094 at the 2010 census. The mayor is David Willson.

Brentwood, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,023
% Asian: 7.27%
# Of Asian Residents: 583
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.33%
More on Brentwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brentwood 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.

Rolla, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,117
% Asian: 7.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,427
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.02%
More on Rolla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rolla 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.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,457
% Asian: 7.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 599
Percent Change Since 2010: 230.94%
More on Richmond Heights: Real Estate | Data

How We Determined The Cities In missouri 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 missouri.

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 122 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 15.0% 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 Aurora was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Aurora
  2. Park Hills
  3. Dexter

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Missouri

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Maryland Heights 14.98% 27,128
2 Clayton 12.64% 16,448
3 Town And Country 12.34% 11,066
4 Olivette 11.84% 7,837
5 Creve Coeur 11.04% 18,445
6 Chesterfield 10.77% 47,663
7 Manchester 9.68% 18,189
8 Brentwood 7.27% 8,023
9 Rolla 7.09% 20,117
10 Richmond Heights 7.08% 8,457
11 Ladue 6.28% 8,586
12 Columbia 6.16% 120,248
13 Ballwin 6.11% 30,332
14 Valley Park 5.34% 6,832
15 Shrewsbury 5.12% 6,166
16 Wildwood 5.11% 35,517
17 Ellisville 4.98% 9,581
18 University City 4.6% 34,653
19 Des Peres 4.0% 8,567
20 Hazelwood 3.67% 25,399
21 O'fallon 3.56% 86,340
22 Smithville 3.48% 9,541
23 St. Ann 3.33% 12,853
24 Kirksville 3.22% 17,483
25 St. Louis 3.21% 311,273
26 Eureka 3.2% 10,575
27 Maplewood 3.16% 8,008
28 Dardenne Prairie 3.03% 13,139
29 St. Charles 2.96% 69,576
30 Warrensburg 2.82% 20,025
31 Washington 2.68% 13,987
32 Cape Girardeau 2.65% 39,323
33 Kansas City 2.63% 481,417
34 Sunset Hills 2.47% 8,488
35 Battlefield 2.44% 6,104
36 Branson 2.38% 11,345
37 St. John 2.35% 6,432
38 Overland 2.28% 15,787
39 Jefferson City 2.22% 43,013
40 Maryville 2.19% 11,771
41 St. Peters 2.18% 56,838
42 Lee's Summit 2.02% 96,325
43 Springfield 2.0% 166,633
44 Blue Springs 1.94% 54,370
45 Joplin 1.9% 50,073
46 Republic 1.81% 16,044
47 Bridgeton 1.78% 11,690
48 Grandview 1.7% 25,174
49 Farmington 1.65% 18,269
50 Kirkwood 1.59% 27,693
51 Perryville 1.57% 8,403
52 Lake St. Louis 1.46% 15,646
53 Belton 1.43% 23,348
54 Crestwood 1.4% 11,881
55 Nevada 1.39% 8,252
56 Marshall 1.39% 13,001
57 Neosho 1.39% 12,009
58 Odessa 1.39% 5,189
59 Webster Groves 1.3% 23,029
60 Glendale 1.27% 5,888
61 Independence 1.27% 117,207
62 Excelsior Springs 1.24% 11,575
63 Nixa 1.19% 21,113
64 St. Joseph 1.13% 76,465
65 Macon 1.1% 5,379
66 Gladstone 1.09% 26,995
67 Wentzville 1.05% 37,485
68 Carl Junction 1.04% 7,995
69 Poplar Bluff 1.02% 17,107
70 Raymore 1.01% 20,743
71 Fulton 0.95% 12,799
72 West Plains 0.92% 12,222
73 Weldon Spring 0.9% 5,545
74 Raytown 0.89% 29,216
75 Sikeston 0.89% 16,366
76 Monett 0.89% 8,917
77 Moberly 0.83% 13,762
78 Union 0.79% 11,274
79 Marshfield 0.77% 7,226
80 Ferguson 0.73% 20,931
81 Warrenton 0.69% 8,129
82 Florissant 0.67% 51,744
83 Liberty 0.67% 30,928
84 Parkville 0.63% 6,524
85 Hannibal 0.63% 17,575
86 Chillicothe 0.62% 9,136
87 Trenton 0.55% 5,846
88 Troy 0.54% 11,771
89 Sedalia 0.53% 21,642
90 Cameron 0.51% 9,665
91 Festus 0.49% 11,970
92 Ozark 0.48% 19,418
93 Clinton 0.44% 9,107
94 De Soto 0.41% 6,390
95 Lebanon 0.32% 14,637
96 Harrisonville 0.28% 10,023
97 Kearney 0.25% 9,778
98 Arnold 0.24% 21,107
99 Sullivan 0.22% 6,496
100 Oak Grove 0.21% 8,008

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