New York Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth 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 1,616,028 - at 8.2% 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?

Here are the cities in new york with the largest Asian population in 2020:

  1. New Hyde Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Manorhaven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Great Neck Plaza (Homes For Sale)
  4. Ithaca (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Valley Stream (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Scarsdale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. New York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Williston Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Westbury (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 2020. 33.89% 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.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In New York For 2020

New Hyde Park, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 9,846
% Asian: 33.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,337
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.17%
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: 6,620
% Asian: 20.51%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,358
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.49%
More on Manorhaven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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Population: 6,957
% Asian: 17.19%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,196
Percent Change Since 2010: 95.11%
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.

Ithaca, NY

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Population: 30,568
% Asian: 17.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,224
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.56%
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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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 37,609
% Asian: 15.17%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,704
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.61%
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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7
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Population: 17,805
% Asian: 14.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,639
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.95%
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

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Population: 8,443,713
% Asian: 13.83%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,167,421
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.36%
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.

Williston Park, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 7,294
% Asian: 11.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 862
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.42%
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.

Westbury, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 15,320
% Asian: 11.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,759
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.9%
More on Westbury: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westbury incorporated in 1932 as a village in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population was 15,146 at the 2010 census. The Incorporated Village of Westbury is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is located about 18 miles east of Manhattan.

Utica, NY

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 60,675
% Asian: 11.16%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,774
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.39%
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.

How We Determined The Cities In new york 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 new york.

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 163 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 33.9% 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 Albion was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Albion
  2. Kiryas Joel
  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 33.89% 9,846
2 Manorhaven 20.51% 6,620
3 Great Neck Plaza 17.19% 6,957
4 Ithaca 17.09% 30,568
5 Valley Stream 15.17% 37,609
6 Scarsdale 14.82% 17,805
7 New York 13.83% 8,443,713
8 Williston Park 11.82% 7,294
9 Westbury 11.48% 15,320
10 Utica 11.16% 60,675
11 Johnson City 9.74% 14,575
12 Colonie 9.53% 7,793
13 Webster 9.47% 5,565
14 Great Neck 9.29% 10,203
15 Mineola 9.09% 19,132
16 Pelham 8.63% 6,949
17 Bronxville 8.43% 6,394
18 East Hills 8.39% 7,113
19 Briarcliff Manor 7.82% 7,697
20 Hudson 7.81% 6,339
21 White Plains 7.8% 58,040
22 Harrison 7.71% 27,956
23 Suffern 7.69% 10,926
24 Port Jefferson 7.46% 7,871
25 Tuckahoe 7.23% 6,587
26 Dobbs Ferry 7.16% 11,027
27 Floral Park 7.02% 16,209
28 Rensselaer 6.99% 9,290
29 Albany 6.94% 97,889
30 Yonkers 6.89% 199,745
31 New Paltz 6.82% 7,175
32 Lake Grove 6.79% 11,130
33 Farmingdale 6.79% 8,842
34 Syracuse 6.75% 143,293
35 Rye Brook 6.49% 9,459
36 Schenectady 6.28% 65,482
37 Irvington 6.22% 6,539
38 Tarr 5.86% 11,459
39 Wappingers Falls 5.65% 5,663
40 Buffalo 5.53% 257,518
41 Rye 5.49% 15,862
42 Chestnut Ridge 5.47% 8,057
43 Woodbury 5.24% 10,735
44 Mount Kisco 5.19% 10,894
45 Mamaroneck 5.16% 19,213
46 New Rochelle 5.03% 79,205
47 Glen Cove 4.97% 27,226
48 Larchmont 4.96% 6,092
49 Croton-On-Hudson 4.74% 8,183
50 Airmont 4.58% 8,776
51 West Haverstraw 4.46% 10,253
52 Ossining 4.43% 25,174
53 Pelham Manor 4.43% 5,595
54 Binghamton 4.37% 45,503
55 Hastings-On-Hudson 4.22% 7,964
56 Troy 4.09% 49,610
57 Watervliet 3.99% 10,120
58 Middletown 3.95% 27,644
59 Malverne 3.95% 8,535
60 Geneseo 3.75% 8,096
61 Geneva 3.72% 12,888
62 Saratoga Springs 3.69% 27,772
63 Monroe 3.67% 8,578
64 Goshen 3.55% 5,354
65 Plattsburgh 3.39% 19,515
66 Long Beach 3.27% 33,509
67 Rochester 3.19% 207,778
68 Nyack 3.17% 7,188
69 Pleasantville 3.13% 7,214
70 Garden City 3.08% 22,533
71 Oneonta 3.04% 13,834
72 East Rockaway 3.02% 9,802
73 Kingston 3.0% 23,210
74 Williamsville 2.97% 5,247
75 Horseheads 2.89% 6,510
76 Babylon 2.83% 12,089
77 Brockport 2.83% 8,350
78 Patchogue 2.78% 12,398
79 Lynbrook 2.69% 19,552
80 Rockville Centre 2.62% 24,442
81 Wesley Hills 2.59% 5,858
82 Ballston Spa 2.57% 5,443
83 Potsdam 2.55% 9,281
84 Monticello 2.5% 6,476
85 Spring Valley 2.49% 32,281
86 Beacon 2.47% 14,279
87 Solvay 2.15% 6,364
88 Haverstraw 2.14% 12,081
89 Peekskill 2.11% 24,008
90 New Hempstead 2.11% 5,354
91 Lawrence 2.1% 6,535
92 Corning 2.07% 10,789
93 Massapequa Park 1.96% 17,120
94 Endicott 1.9% 12,872
95 Mount Vernon 1.87% 68,035
96 Freeport 1.79% 43,128
97 Fairport 1.76% 5,349
98 Lindenhurst 1.76% 27,053
99 Sleepy Hollow 1.76% 10,138
100 Canton 1.68% 6,501

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