These Are The 10 New York Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in New York 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 New York 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 New York is 1,639,345 – at 8.3% of the total population of New York.

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

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

  1. New Hyde Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Manorhaven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Ithaca (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Great Neck Plaza (Homes For Sale)
  5. Scarsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Valley Stream (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. New York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Williston Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Webster (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Utica (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in New York had the largest Asian population?

New Hyde Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in New York for 2019. 32.5% of New Hyde Park identify as Asian.

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

To see where New York 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 New York or the most diverse places in New York.

How We Determined The Cities In New York 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 New York.

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 164 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 32.5% 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. New Hyde Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Kiryas Joel was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New York 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.

New Hyde Park, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 9,906
% Asian: 32.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,219
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.9%
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New Hyde Park is an area that includes the incorporated Village of New Hyde Park in Nassau County, Long Island, New York, United States, as well as surrounding unincorporated areas. The place name, New Hyde Park, and its postal codes, 11040-11099, are used to serve all of these areas.

Manorhaven, NY

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Population: 6,627
% Asian: 20.11%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,333
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.65%
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Ithaca, NY

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8
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Population: 30,720
% Asian: 17.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,406
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.48%
More on Ithaca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. It is the seat of Tompkins County, as well as the largest community in the Ithaca-Tompkins County metropolitan area. This area contains the municipalities of the Town of Ithaca, the village of Cayuga Heights, and other towns and villages in Tompkins County. The city of Ithaca is located on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York. It is named for the Greek island of Ithaca.

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 6,964
% Asian: 15.24%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,061
Percent Change Since 2010: 73.08%
More on Great Neck Plaza: Real Estate | Data

Great Neck Plaza is a village in the town of North Hempstead in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 6,707 at the 2010 census.

Scarsdale, NY

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7
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Population: 17,856
% Asian: 15.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,689
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.54%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale is a town and village in Westchester County, New York. The Town of Scarsdale is coextensive with the Village of Scarsdale, but the community has opted to operate solely with a village government, one of several villages in the state that have a similar governmental situation. As of the 2010 census, Scarsdale’s population was 17,166.

Valley Stream, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 37,843
% Asian: 14.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,578
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.21%
More on Valley Stream: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Valley Stream is a village in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population in the Village of Valley Stream was 37,511 at the 2010 census.

New York, NY

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8
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Population: 8,560,072
% Asian: 13.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,188,404
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.43%
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The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 8,537,673 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world with an estimated 23.7million residents as of 2016. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, and sports. The city’s fast pace defines the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Williston Park, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 7,334
% Asian: 13.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 983
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.34%
More on Williston Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Williston Park is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 7,287 at the 2010 census.

Webster, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
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Population: 5,558
% Asian: 12.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 671
Percent Change Since 2010: 233.83%
More on Webster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Webster is a town in the northeast corner of Monroe County, New York, United States. The town is named after orator and statesman Daniel Webster. The population was 42,641 at the 2010 census. The town’s motto is “Where Life Is Worth Living.” The town contains a village also named Webster.

Utica, NY

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4
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Population: 61,114
% Asian: 11.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,260
Percent Change Since 2010: 104.05%
More on Utica: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Utica ) is a city in the Mohawk Valley and the county seat of Oneida County, New York, United States. The tenth-most-populous city in New York, its population was 62,235 in the 2010 U.S. census. Located on the Mohawk River at the foot of the Adirondack Mountains, Utica is approximately 90 miles northwest of Albany and 45 miles east of Syracuse. Although Utica and the neighboring city of Rome have their own metropolitan area, both cities are also represented and influenced by the commercial, educational and cultural characteristics of the Capital District and Syracuse metropolitan areas.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across New York

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

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

  1. Kiryas Joel
  2. Malone
  3. Albion

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In New York

Rank City % Asian Population
1 New Hyde Park 32.5% 9,906
2 Manorhaven 20.11% 6,627
3 Ithaca 17.6% 30,720
4 Great Neck Plaza 15.24% 6,964
5 Scarsdale 15.06% 17,856
6 Valley Stream 14.74% 37,843
7 New York 13.88% 8,560,072
8 Williston Park 13.4% 7,334
9 Webster 12.07% 5,558
10 Utica 11.88% 61,114
11 Mineola 11.1% 19,223
12 Westbury 9.22% 15,396
13 East Hills 8.91% 7,114
14 Harrison 8.82% 28,319
15 Great Neck 8.82% 10,272
16 New Paltz 8.78% 7,040
17 Johnson City 8.77% 14,728
18 Colonie 8.39% 7,856
19 Farmingdale 8.38% 8,719
20 Briarcliff Manor 8.24% 7,864
21 Rensselaer 7.91% 9,375
22 Irvington 7.82% 6,588
23 Hudson 7.78% 6,452
24 White Plains 7.73% 58,404
25 Port Jefferson 7.63% 7,833
26 Floral Park 7.57% 16,269
27 Pelham 7.48% 7,016
28 Albany 7.43% 98,498
29 Suffern 7.15% 10,984
30 Yonkers 7.1% 200,999
31 Syracuse 7.03% 144,405
32 Dobbs Ferry 6.62% 11,141
33 Airmont 6.49% 8,869
34 Tuckahoe 6.33% 6,656
35 Tarr 6.24% 11,534
36 Rye Brook 6.13% 9,543
37 Schenectady 6.1% 65,705
38 Wappingers Falls 5.95% 5,416
39 Lake Grove 5.77% 11,205
40 Chestnut Ridge 5.31% 8,118
41 Buffalo 5.21% 259,574
42 Croton-On-Hudson 4.99% 8,257
43 Monroe 4.92% 8,579
44 Mamaroneck 4.83% 19,327
45 Rye 4.78% 16,004
46 Malverne 4.67% 8,583
47 Bronxville 4.57% 6,428
48 Binghamton 4.55% 45,964
49 West Haverstraw 4.55% 10,353
50 New Rochelle 4.46% 79,877
51 Woodbury 4.43% 10,791
52 Geneseo 4.33% 8,151
53 Ossining 4.08% 25,386
54 Troy 4.04% 49,826
55 Pleasantville 4.0% 7,275
56 New Hempstead 3.99% 5,359
57 Glen Cove 3.95% 27,376
58 Pelham Manor 3.87% 5,634
59 Kingston 3.8% 23,419
60 Geneva 3.79% 13,048
61 Middletown 3.73% 27,729
62 Watervliet 3.73% 10,201
63 Babylon 3.59% 12,177
64 Nyack 3.59% 7,057
65 Saratoga Springs 3.49% 27,682
66 Williamsville 3.44% 5,263
67 Fairport 3.4% 5,378
68 Larchmont 3.35% 6,111
69 Lynbrook 3.31% 19,706
70 Mount Kisco 3.27% 10,994
71 Rochester 3.22% 209,463
72 Plattsburgh 3.14% 19,734
73 Brockport 3.1% 8,415
74 Wesley Hills 3.09% 5,890
75 Peekskill 3.07% 24,111
76 Long Beach 3.07% 33,657
77 Goshen 3.03% 5,381
78 Potsdam 2.99% 9,710
79 Horseheads 2.9% 6,561
80 Monticello 2.76% 6,562
81 Oneonta 2.7% 13,932
82 Beacon 2.61% 14,279
83 Spring Valley 2.54% 32,538
84 East Rockaway 2.45% 9,839
85 Rockville Centre 2.41% 24,485
86 Corning 2.39% 10,870
87 Hastings-On-Hudson 2.35% 7,993
88 Patchogue 2.17% 12,425
89 Glens Falls 2.09% 14,428
90 Garden City 2.08% 22,699
91 Mount Vernon 2.04% 68,671
92 Sleepy Hollow 1.99% 10,190
93 Lawrence 1.8% 6,553
94 Canton 1.75% 6,553
95 Amityville 1.74% 9,513
96 Fredonia 1.73% 10,695
97 Massapequa Park 1.71% 17,223
98 Haverstraw 1.67% 12,181
99 Hempstead 1.66% 55,698
100 Medina 1.65% 5,814

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