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 111,730 – 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?
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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 2019. 12.66% 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.
How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.
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*
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.
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.
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.
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 is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 18,094 at the 2010 census. The mayor is David Willson.
Ladue 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.
Ballwin is a second-ring western suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 30,404 as of the 2010 census.
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.
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:
- Black Jack
For more Missouri reading, check out:
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- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Missouri For 2018
- 10 Safest Places In Missouri
Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Missouri
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