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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Missouri 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 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 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?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Missouri with the largest Asian population in 2019:

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

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 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*
* 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.

Maryland Heights, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 27,246
% Asian: 12.66%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,448
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.81%
More on Maryland Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clayton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,214
% Asian: 12.55%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,035
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.59%
More on Clayton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Creve Coeur, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,259
% Asian: 12.05%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,200
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.97%
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.

Olivette, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,830
% Asian: 11.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 879
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.25%
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.

Chesterfield, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 47,660
% Asian: 10.18%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,854
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.55%
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: 18,130
% Asian: 8.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,564
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.05%
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.

Ladue, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,591
% Asian: 7.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 647
Percent Change Since 2010: 72.53%
More on Ladue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 30,388
% Asian: 7.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,262
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.53%
More on Ballwin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, MO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 20,013
% Asian: 7.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,466
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.3%
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.

Town And Country, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,030
% Asian: 7.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 796
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.13%
More on Town And Country: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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. Charleston
  3. Caruthersville

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Missouri

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Maryland Heights 12.66% 27,246
2 Clayton 12.55% 16,214
3 Creve Coeur 12.05% 18,259
4 Olivette 11.23% 7,830
5 Chesterfield 10.18% 47,660
6 Manchester 8.63% 18,130
7 Ladue 7.53% 8,591
8 Ballwin 7.44% 30,388
9 Rolla 7.33% 20,013
10 Town And Country 7.22% 11,030
11 Brentwood 6.59% 8,025
12 Richmond Heights 6.28% 8,466
13 Columbia 5.96% 118,620
14 Wildwood 5.01% 35,524
15 St. Ann 4.8% 12,864
16 Ellisville 4.73% 9,463
17 Valley Park 4.21% 6,939
18 Shrewsbury 4.0% 6,180
19 University City 3.98% 34,922
20 Smithville 3.96% 9,274
21 Hazelwood 3.63% 25,505
22 O’fallon 3.44% 85,246
23 Des Peres 3.34% 8,536
24 Kirksville 3.3% 17,519
25 St. Louis 3.08% 314,867
26 Maryville 3.04% 11,855
27 St. Charles 2.86% 69,026
28 Dardenne Prairie 2.79% 12,938
29 Eureka 2.76% 10,554
30 Kansas City 2.68% 476,974
31 Glendale 2.67% 5,919
32 Warrensburg 2.54% 19,890
33 Sunset Hills 2.4% 8,511
34 St. Peters 2.34% 56,375
35 Cape Girardeau 2.25% 39,092
36 Branson 2.24% 11,228
37 Jefferson City 2.18% 43,092
38 Lee’s Summit 2.02% 95,270
39 Springfield 1.99% 165,785
40 Blue Springs 1.94% 54,036
41 Overland 1.93% 15,901
42 Joplin 1.89% 51,540
43 Washington 1.88% 13,963
44 Maplewood 1.86% 7,975
45 Lake St. Louis 1.83% 15,371
46 Battlefield 1.8% 5,986
47 Bridgeton 1.79% 11,712
48 Farmington 1.75% 18,047
49 Republic 1.71% 15,890
50 Kirkwood 1.66% 27,659
51 Belton 1.64% 23,299
52 Perryville 1.6% 8,366
53 Grandview 1.55% 25,226
54 St. John 1.45% 6,426
55 Marshall 1.43% 12,865
56 Odessa 1.33% 5,200
57 Neosho 1.33% 11,983
58 Webster Groves 1.31% 23,069
59 Crestwood 1.3% 11,921
60 Poplar Bluff 1.28% 17,112
61 Excelsior Springs 1.27% 11,555
62 Independence 1.25% 117,369
63 Gladstone 1.15% 26,738
64 Florissant 1.13% 51,952
65 Monett 1.13% 8,861
66 Fulton 1.09% 12,807
67 West Plains 1.08% 12,218
68 Macon 1.07% 5,412
69 St. Joseph 1.07% 76,819
70 Nixa 1.04% 20,757
71 Troy 0.98% 11,505
72 Union 0.94% 11,041
73 Raymore 0.92% 20,358
74 Wentzville 0.92% 35,768
75 Nevada 0.89% 8,248
76 Raytown 0.88% 29,334
77 Sikeston 0.87% 16,482
78 Hannibal 0.82% 17,551
79 Sedalia 0.73% 21,477
80 Weldon Spring 0.7% 5,534
81 Chillicothe 0.65% 9,138
82 Cameron 0.62% 9,904
83 Ferguson 0.6% 20,927
84 Carl Junction 0.6% 7,722
85 Festus 0.58% 11,910
86 Marshfield 0.54% 7,080
87 Lebanon 0.52% 14,610
88 Liberty 0.51% 30,602
89 Moberly 0.51% 13,775
90 Warrenton 0.49% 8,091
91 Parkville 0.47% 6,326
92 Aurora 0.38% 7,431
93 Ozark 0.37% 19,091
94 Trenton 0.34% 5,915
95 Jackson 0.29% 14,690
96 Clinton 0.22% 9,088
97 Arnold 0.21% 21,102
98 Mexico 0.21% 11,528
99 Kearney 0.18% 9,469
100 Grain Valley 0.17% 13,480

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