10 Cities In New York With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine 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 1,586,428 – at 8.1% 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 2018:

  1. New Hyde Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Manorhaven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Ithaca (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Valley Stream (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Scarsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. New York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Great Neck Plaza (Homes For Sale)
  8. Wappingers Falls (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Williston Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Webster (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 2018. 30.39% 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 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 New York.

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 164 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 30.4% 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 Waterloo 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

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Population: 9,854
% Asian: 30.39%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,995
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.88%
More on New Hyde Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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: 6,601
% Asian: 19.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,301
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.01%
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Ithaca, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 30,625
% Asian: 16.14%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,942
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.49%
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.

Valley Stream, NY

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Population: 37,626
% Asian: 14.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,380
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.44%
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.

Scarsdale, NY

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Population: 17,684
% Asian: 14.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,515
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.51%
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.

New York, NY

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 8,461,961
% Asian: 13.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,150,513
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.69%
More on New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

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7
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Population: 6,924
% Asian: 13.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 905
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.63%
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.

Wappingers Falls, NY

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,429
% Asian: 12.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 668
Percent Change Since 2010: 117.59%
More on Wappingers Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wappingers Falls is a village in Dutchess County, New York, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 5,522. The community was named for the cascade in Wappinger Creek. A portion of the village is in the town of Wappinger, and the other part is in the town of Poughkeepsie, with Wappinger Creek forming the dividing line between the towns.

Williston Park, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 7,282
% Asian: 11.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 865
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.82%
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: 5,532
% Asian: 11.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 646
Percent Change Since 2010: 221.39%
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.

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. Waterloo
  2. North Syracuse
  3. Malone

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 30.39% 9,854
2 Manorhaven 19.71% 6,601
3 Ithaca 16.14% 30,625
4 Valley Stream 14.3% 37,626
5 Scarsdale 14.22% 17,684
6 New York 13.6% 8,461,961
7 Great Neck Plaza 13.07% 6,924
8 Wappingers Falls 12.3% 5,429
9 Williston Park 11.88% 7,282
10 Webster 11.68% 5,532
11 Pelham 11.44% 6,996
12 Mineola 11.32% 19,071
13 Utica 10.96% 61,337
14 Briarcliff Manor 9.44% 7,732
15 Great Neck 9.4% 10,183
16 Irvington 8.61% 6,559
17 Westbury 8.51% 15,319
18 East Hills 8.44% 7,072
19 Johnson City 8.37% 14,835
20 Farmingdale 8.26% 8,532
21 Hudson 8.2% 6,549
22 New Paltz 8.1% 7,034
23 Tuckahoe 7.58% 6,596
24 Harrison 7.55% 28,082
25 Port Jefferson 7.5% 7,795
26 Colonie 7.4% 7,888
27 Dobbs Ferry 7.25% 11,058
28 Monroe 7.2% 8,547
29 White Plains 6.9% 57,925
30 Floral Park 6.71% 16,189
31 Yonkers 6.66% 199,725
32 Albany 6.65% 98,425
33 Syracuse 6.63% 144,350
34 Rensselaer 6.48% 9,435
35 Schenectady 5.74% 65,554
36 West Haverstraw 5.67% 10,334
37 Bronxville 5.54% 6,395
38 Croton-On-Hudson 5.3% 8,209
39 Rye 5.2% 15,949
40 Airmont 5.19% 8,833
41 Mamaroneck 5.17% 19,263
42 Suffern 5.0% 10,936
43 Chestnut Ridge 4.98% 8,096
44 Buffalo 4.84% 258,989
45 Tarr 4.79% 11,460
46 Nyack 4.79% 6,788
47 Rye Brook 4.49% 9,513
48 Lake Grove 4.47% 11,206
49 New Hempstead 4.39% 5,311
50 Binghamton 4.38% 46,277
51 New Rochelle 4.2% 79,299
52 Glen Cove 3.98% 27,246
53 Geneseo 3.95% 8,124
54 Troy 3.86% 49,881
55 Fairport 3.83% 5,372
56 Babylon 3.82% 12,130
57 Lynbrook 3.65% 19,584
58 Ossining 3.63% 25,299
59 Middletown 3.62% 27,601
60 Pelham Manor 3.59% 5,564
61 Pleasantville 3.53% 7,134
62 Larchmont 3.42% 6,031
63 Monticello 3.41% 6,577
64 Woodbury 3.35% 11,015
65 Rochester 3.31% 210,291
66 Peekskill 3.26% 23,977
67 Saratoga Springs 3.19% 27,447
68 Geneva 3.15% 13,136
69 Brockport 3.14% 8,444
70 Malverne 3.13% 8,556
71 Mount Kisco 3.07% 11,062
72 Potsdam 3.03% 9,682
73 Kingston 3.02% 23,506
74 Plattsburgh 3.01% 19,820
75 Massena 2.98% 11,000
76 Goshen 2.94% 5,378
77 Horseheads 2.88% 6,608
78 Long Beach 2.7% 33,670
79 Spring Valley 2.54% 32,415
80 Oneonta 2.45% 13,863
81 Williamsville 2.43% 5,269
82 Rockville Centre 2.41% 24,262
83 Port Jervis 2.4% 8,650
84 Mount Vernon 2.38% 68,217
85 Wesley Hills 2.35% 5,860
86 Garden City 2.35% 22,531
87 Hastings-On-Hudson 2.16% 7,959
88 Poughkeepsie 2.1% 30,511
89 Ballston Spa 2.05% 5,134
90 Lawrence 2.04% 6,526
91 Northport 2.02% 7,393
92 Fredonia 1.98% 10,801
93 Beacon 1.97% 14,289
94 Watervliet 1.96% 10,207
95 Olean 1.93% 13,991
96 Endicott 1.84% 13,073
97 Johnstown 1.83% 8,431
98 Haverstraw 1.8% 12,120
99 Corning 1.77% 10,978
100 Amityville 1.73% 9,484

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