These Are The 10 Oklahoma Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in Oklahoma 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 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 79,316 – 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 2019:

  1. Stillwater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Norman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Oklahoma City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Warr Acres (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Jenks (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Broken Arrow (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Tulsa (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Edmond (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Owasso (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Lawton (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 2019. 6.89% 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 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 Oklahoma.

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 73 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 6.9% 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. Stillwater took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Newcastle 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: 48,685
% Asian: 6.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,356
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.53%
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Coordinates: 360658N 970332W 36.116; -97.059

Norman, OK

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 119,820
% Asian: 4.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,591
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.79%
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: 629,191
% Asian: 4.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 28,098
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.93%
More on Oklahoma City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Warr Acres, OK

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,385
% Asian: 4.38%
# Of Asian Residents: 455
Percent Change Since 2010: 292.24%
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.

Jenks, OK

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,836
% Asian: 3.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 725
Percent Change Since 2010: 78.13%
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.

Broken Arrow, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 106,264
% Asian: 3.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,537
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.15%
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.

Tulsa, OK

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 401,352
% Asian: 3.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,977
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.19%
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.

Edmond, OK

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 89,769
% Asian: 3.21%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,883
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.08%
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.

Owasso, OK

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 34,634
% Asian: 2.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 915
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.05%
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.

Lawton, OK

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 95,168
% Asian: 2.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,478
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.11%
More on Lawton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

The city of Lawton is the county seat of Comanche County, in the State of Oklahoma. Located in southwestern Oklahoma, about 87mi southwest of Oklahoma City, it is the principal city of the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the 2010 census, Lawton’s population was 96,867, making it the fifth-largest city in the state.

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. Newcastle
  2. Perry
  3. Poteau

For more Oklahoma reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Oklahoma

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Stillwater 6.89% 48,685
2 Norman 4.67% 119,820
3 Oklahoma City 4.47% 629,191
4 Warr Acres 4.38% 10,385
5 Jenks 3.48% 20,836
6 Broken Arrow 3.33% 106,264
7 Tulsa 3.23% 401,352
8 Edmond 3.21% 89,769
9 Owasso 2.64% 34,634
10 Lawton 2.6% 95,168
11 Moore 2.48% 59,992
12 Bartlesville 2.47% 36,398
13 The Village 2.45% 9,329
14 Guymon 2.27% 11,859
15 Bixby 2.23% 24,939
16 Glenpool 2.04% 12,929
17 Clinton 1.96% 9,344
18 Yukon 1.74% 25,729
19 Ardmore 1.7% 24,927
20 Elk City 1.68% 12,236
21 Sapulpa 1.67% 20,477
22 Harrah 1.62% 5,934
23 Grove 1.56% 6,791
24 Ada 1.53% 17,262
25 Bethany 1.52% 19,508
26 Anadarko 1.43% 6,710
27 Midwest City 1.36% 57,167
28 Weatherford 1.26% 11,894
29 Tahlequah 1.25% 16,481
30 Altus 1.21% 19,181
31 Collinsville 1.15% 6,536
32 Pryor Creek 1.14% 9,387
33 Mustang 1.13% 20,125
34 Henryetta 1.05% 5,726
35 Duncan 1.03% 22,998
36 Vinita 0.93% 5,512
37 Miami 0.92% 13,428
38 Muskogee 0.88% 38,139
39 Sand Springs 0.87% 19,727
40 El Reno 0.85% 18,378
41 Pauls Valley 0.83% 6,116
42 Enid 0.81% 50,809
43 Coweta 0.8% 9,549
44 Shawnee 0.76% 30,974
45 Ponca City 0.75% 24,579
46 Cushing 0.69% 7,793
47 Mcalester 0.69% 18,198
48 Del City 0.68% 21,888
49 Chickasha 0.62% 16,256
50 Tecumseh 0.58% 6,571
51 Okmulgee 0.58% 12,123
52 Durant 0.51% 17,198
53 Idabel 0.5% 6,954
54 Purcell 0.43% 6,352
55 Piedmont 0.4% 7,079
56 Wagoner 0.38% 8,688
57 Choctaw 0.34% 12,228
58 Guthrie 0.34% 10,984
59 Blanchard 0.32% 8,403
60 Claremore 0.31% 18,777
61 Catoosa 0.28% 7,524
62 Hugo 0.25% 5,215
63 Woodward 0.24% 12,687
64 Seminole 0.22% 7,384
65 Sallisaw 0.05% 8,574
66 Holdenville 0.04% 5,653
67 Skiatook 0.01% 8,026
68 Blackwell 0.0% 6,845
69 Tuttle 0.0% 6,773
70 Noble 0.0% 6,668
71 Poteau 0.0% 8,729
72 Perry 0.0% 5,006
73 Newcastle 0.0% 9,327

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