10 Cities In Oklahoma With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine the cities in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma is 76,630 – at 2.0% of the total population of Oklahoma.

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

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Oklahoma with the largest Asian population in 2018:

  1. Stillwater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Norman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Oklahoma City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Jenks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Warr Acres (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Broken Arrow (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Edmond (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Tulsa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Moore (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Owasso (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Oklahoma had the largest Asian population?

Stillwater took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Oklahoma for 2018. 6.77% of Stillwater identify as Asian.

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

To see where Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma or the most diverse places in Oklahoma.

How We Determined The Cities In Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.

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 73 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 6.8% 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. Stillwater took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Perry was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Oklahoma 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.

Stillwater, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 48,104
% Asian: 6.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,259
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.93%
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Coordinates: 360658N 970332W 36.116; -97.059

Norman, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 118,974
% Asian: 4.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,635
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.04%
More on Norman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Norman is a city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City in its metropolitan area. The population was 110,925 at the 2010 census. Norman’s estimated population of 120,284 in 2015 makes it the third-largest city in Oklahoma, and the city serves as the county seat of Cleveland County.

Oklahoma City, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 620,015
% Asian: 4.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 27,090
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.34%
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Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 27th among United States cities in population. The population grew following the 2010 Census, with the population estimated to have increased to 631,346 as of July 2015. As of 2015, the Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a population of 1,358,452, and the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,459,758 residents, making it Oklahoma’s largest metropolitan area.

Jenks, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 19,852
% Asian: 3.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 723
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.64%
More on Jenks: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Jenks is a city in Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States, and a suburb of Tulsa, in the northeastern part of the state. It is situated between the Arkansas River and U.S. Route 75. Jenks is one of the fastest growing cities in Oklahoma. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9,557, but by 2010, the population was 16,924, an increase of 77.1 percent.

Warr Acres, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,374
% Asian: 3.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 366
Percent Change Since 2010: 215.52%
More on Warr Acres: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warr Acres is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. It was established after World War II by C.B. Warr, a dynamic businessman, builder, and commercial developer. The population was 10,043 at the 2010 census.

Broken Arrow, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 104,869
% Asian: 3.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,408
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.98%
More on Broken Arrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Broken Arrow is a city located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Oklahoma, primarily in Tulsa County but also with a section of the city in western Wagoner County. It is the largest suburb of Tulsa. According to the 2010 census, Broken Arrow has a population of 98,850 residents and is the fourth-largest city in the state. However, a July 2017, estimate reports that the population of the city is just under 112,000, making it the 280th-largest city in the United States. The city is part of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, which has a population of 961,561 residents.

Edmond, OK

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 88,342
% Asian: 3.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,855
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.07%
More on Edmond: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Edmond is a city in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States, and a part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area in the central part of the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 81,405, making it the sixth largest city in the state of Oklahoma.

Tulsa, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 399,906
% Asian: 2.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,852
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.09%
More on Tulsa: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States. As of July 2015, the population was 403,505, an increase of 11,599 over that reported in the 2010 Census. It is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Area, a region with 981,005 residents in the MSA and 1,151,172 in the CSA. The city serves as the county seat of Tulsa County, the most densely populated county in Oklahoma, with urban development extending into Osage, Rogers, and Wagoner counties.

Moore, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 59,501
% Asian: 2.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,761
Percent Change Since 2010: 70.31%
More on Moore: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Moore is a city in Cleveland County, Oklahoma, United States, and is part of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. The population was 55,081 at the 2010 census, making Moore the 7th largest city in the state of Oklahoma.

Owasso, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 33,598
% Asian: 2.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 860
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.26%
More on Owasso: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Owasso is a city in Rogers and Tulsa Counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma, and a northern suburb of Tulsa. The population was 28,915 at the 2010 census. Originally settled in 1881 in Indian Territory, the town incorporated in 1904 just prior to Oklahoma statehood and was chartered as a city in 1972.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Oklahoma

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

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

  1. Perry
  2. Holdenville
  3. Blackwell

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Stillwater 6.77% 48,104
2 Norman 4.74% 118,974
3 Oklahoma City 4.37% 620,015
4 Jenks 3.64% 19,852
5 Warr Acres 3.53% 10,374
6 Broken Arrow 3.25% 104,869
7 Edmond 3.23% 88,342
8 Tulsa 2.96% 399,906
9 Moore 2.96% 59,501
10 Owasso 2.56% 33,598
11 Bartlesville 2.47% 36,499
12 Lawton 2.45% 96,728
13 Bixby 2.42% 23,956
14 Glenpool 2.41% 12,351
15 Yukon 2.33% 25,293
16 Guymon 2.3% 11,934
17 Clinton 1.81% 9,436
18 Ardmore 1.66% 25,027
19 Del City 1.62% 21,962
20 Sapulpa 1.53% 20,546
21 Midwest City 1.46% 56,930
22 Weatherford 1.37% 11,856
23 Henryetta 1.36% 5,799
24 Elk City 1.34% 12,426
25 Altus 1.29% 19,422
26 Grove 1.28% 6,724
27 Anadarko 1.26% 6,768
28 Sallisaw 1.16% 8,650
29 Ada 1.11% 17,240
30 Bethany 1.04% 19,582
31 Ponca City 0.98% 24,753
32 Collinsville 0.95% 6,293
33 Harrah 0.93% 5,714
34 Mcalester 0.91% 18,255
35 Duncan 0.89% 23,240
36 Pryor Creek 0.88% 9,484
37 Muskogee 0.87% 38,605
38 Shawnee 0.85% 31,091
39 Enid 0.84% 50,891
40 Tahlequah 0.82% 16,478
41 El Reno 0.81% 18,170
42 Newcastle 0.8% 9,030
43 The Village 0.78% 9,310
44 Miami 0.72% 13,631
45 Sand Springs 0.69% 19,509
46 Cushing 0.69% 7,865
47 Choctaw 0.65% 11,989
48 Pauls Valley 0.64% 6,096
49 Catoosa 0.56% 7,487
50 Durant 0.55% 17,042
51 Blanchard 0.54% 8,267
52 Vinita 0.54% 5,599
53 Purcell 0.54% 6,349
54 Mustang 0.52% 19,637
55 Idabel 0.44% 7,007
56 Coweta 0.44% 9,572
57 Guthrie 0.39% 11,063
58 Chickasha 0.37% 16,342
59 Piedmont 0.35% 6,779
60 Wagoner 0.35% 8,647
61 Hugo 0.32% 5,257
62 Seminole 0.28% 7,470
63 Claremore 0.27% 18,999
64 Woodward 0.17% 12,693
65 Tuttle 0.15% 6,576
66 Poteau 0.14% 8,687
67 Okmulgee 0.08% 12,284
68 Tecumseh 0.05% 6,614
69 Skiatook 0.01% 7,958
70 Noble 0.0% 6,664
71 Blackwell 0.0% 6,880
72 Holdenville 0.0% 5,756
73 Perry 0.0% 5,056

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