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

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.

1. Stillwater

Stillwater, Oklahoma

Population: 48,104
% Asian: 6.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,259
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.93%
More on Stillwater: Write A Review | Data | JobsCoordinates: 360658N 970332W 36.116; -97.059

2. Norman

Norman, Oklahoma

Population: 118,974
% Asian: 4.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,635
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.04%
More on Norman: Write A Review | Data | JobsNorman 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.

3. Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Population: 620,015
% Asian: 4.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 27,090
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.34%
More on Oklahoma City: Write A Review | Data | JobsOklahoma 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.

4. Jenks

Jenks, Oklahoma

Population: 19,852
% Asian: 3.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 723
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.64%
More on Jenks: Write A Review | Data | JobsJenks 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.

5. Warr Acres

Warr Acres, Oklahoma

Population: 10,374
% Asian: 3.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 366
Percent Change Since 2010: 215.52%
More on Warr Acres: Write A Review | Data | JobsWarr 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.

6. Broken Arrow

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Population: 104,869
% Asian: 3.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,408
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.98%
More on Broken Arrow: Write A Review | Data | JobsBroken 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.

7. Edmond

Edmond, Oklahoma

Source: Public domain

Population: 88,342
% Asian: 3.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,855
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.07%
More on Edmond: Write A Review | Data | JobsEdmond 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.

8. Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Population: 399,906
% Asian: 2.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,852
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.09%
More on Tulsa: Write A Review | Data | JobsTulsa 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.

9. Moore

Moore, Oklahoma

Population: 59,501
% Asian: 2.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,761
Percent Change Since 2010: 70.31%
More on Moore: Write A Review | Data | JobsMoore 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.

10. Owasso

Owasso, Oklahoma

Population: 33,598
% Asian: 2.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 860
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.26%
More on Owasso: Write A Review | Data | JobsOwasso 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

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

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