Texas Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Texas 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 texas is 1,292,813 - at 4.6% of the total population of texas.

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

Here are the cities in texas with the largest Asian population in 2020:

  1. Sugar Land (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Murphy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Coppell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Bellaire (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Plano (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Stafford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Frisco (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Irving (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Allen (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Missouri City (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in texas had the largest Asian population? Sugar Land took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in texas for 2020. 36.37% of Sugar Land identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Texas For 2020

Sugar Land, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 118,182
% Asian: 36.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 42,988
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.76%
More on Sugar Land: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sugar Land is a city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States, within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. It is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas, having grown more than 158 percent between 1990 and 2000. In the time period of 2000-2007, Sugar Land also enjoyed a 46.24% job growth. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 78,817. In 2015 the population had risen to an estimated 88,156. Founded as a sugar plantation in the early mid-20th century and incorporated in 1959, SugarLand is the largest city and economic center of Fort Bend County.

Murphy, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 20,528
% Asian: 26.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,428
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.58%
More on Murphy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Murphy is a city in suburban Collin County, Texas, United States. The 2010 census reported the population as 17,708, compared to 3,099 in 2000. Murphy is located northeast of Dallas and has a history that goes back to the late 1800s.

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,512
% Asian: 23.58%
# Of Asian Residents: 9,789
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.55%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coppell is a city in the northwest corner of Dallas County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is a suburb of Dallas and a bedroom community in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The population was 38,659 at the 2010 census. A small area in the far northern portion of the city extends into neighboring Denton County.

Bellaire, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,733
% Asian: 22.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,210
Percent Change Since 2010: 91.8%
More on Bellaire: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bellaire is a city in southwest Harris County, Texas, United States, within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 16,855 and is surrounded by the cities of Houston and West University Place.

Plano, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 284,579
% Asian: 20.32%
# Of Asian Residents: 57,825
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.65%
More on Plano: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plano is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located twenty miles northeast of downtown Dallas. The city of Plano is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. Plano lies mostly within Collin County, but with a small portion that extends into Denton County.

Stafford, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 18,110
% Asian: 19.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,579
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.61%
More on Stafford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stafford is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is mostly in FortBendCounty, with a small portion in HarrisCounty. As of the 2010 census, Stafford's population was 17,693, up from 15,681 at the 2000 census. As of 2015 the population had risen to an estimated 18,459.

Frisco, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 165,700
% Asian: 18.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 31,096
Percent Change Since 2010: 226.6%
More on Frisco: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Frisco is a city in Collin and Denton counties in Texas. It is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and is approximately 25 miles from both Dallas Love Field and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

Irving, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 238,637
% Asian: 18.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 44,189
Percent Change Since 2010: 61.31%
More on Irving: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Irving is a principal city in Dallas County in the U.S. state of Texas and it is also an inner ring suburb of the city of Dallas. According to a 2013 estimate from the United States Census Bureau, the city population was 228,653 making it the thirteenth most populous city in Texas. Irving is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Allen, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 99,255
% Asian: 17.19%
# Of Asian Residents: 17,057
Percent Change Since 2010: 83.02%
More on Allen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Allen is a city in Collin County, Texas, a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 84,246.

Missouri City, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 73,573
% Asian: 16.93%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,459
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.41%
More on Missouri City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Missouri City is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land metropolitan area. The city is mostly in FortBend County, with a small portion in HarrisCounty. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 67,358, up from 52,913 in 2000. The population was estimated at 74,139 in 2015.

How We Determined The Cities In texas 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 texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 36.4% 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. Sugar Land took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Yoakum was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in texas 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 Texas

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

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Texas:

  1. Yoakum
  2. Sealy
  3. Crystal City

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Texas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Sugar Land 36.37% 118,182
2 Murphy 26.44% 20,528
3 Coppell 23.58% 41,512
4 Bellaire 22.47% 18,733
5 Plano 20.32% 284,579
6 Stafford 19.76% 18,110
7 Frisco 18.77% 165,700
8 Irving 18.52% 238,637
9 Allen 17.19% 99,255
10 Missouri City 16.93% 73,573
11 Richardson 16.39% 114,402
12 Southlake 15.02% 30,840
13 Carrollton 14.37% 133,438
14 Pearland 13.53% 117,867
15 Sachse 13.0% 25,133
16 Euless 11.61% 55,047
17 West University Place 11.4% 15,619
18 Addison 11.22% 15,626
19 Garland 10.93% 237,982
20 Flower Mound 10.84% 73,252
21 College Station 10.44% 110,782
22 Lewisville 9.76% 104,789
23 Cedar Park 9.7% 72,415
24 Haltom City 9.56% 44,275
25 Dumas 8.53% 14,597
26 Pflugerville 8.35% 59,757
27 Farmers Branch 8.01% 35,552
28 Jersey Village 7.92% 7,945
29 Rowlett 7.7% 62,127
30 Watauga 7.66% 24,526
31 Port Lavaca 7.5% 12,303
32 Grand Prairie 7.29% 191,104
33 Austin 7.26% 935,755
34 Wylie 7.2% 49,248
35 Anna 7.16% 12,271
36 Houston 6.84% 2,295,982
37 Arlington 6.81% 392,462
38 Port Arthur 6.77% 55,249
39 Round Rock 6.73% 120,157
40 Kennedale 6.7% 7,998
41 Mckinney 6.61% 173,460
42 Commerce 6.54% 9,000
43 Roanoke 6.51% 7,899
44 Center 6.5% 5,319
45 Friendswood 6.47% 39,319
46 Richmond 6.42% 12,084
47 Little Elm 6.02% 42,889
48 Grapevine 5.89% 52,486
49 Fairview 5.77% 8,665
50 Windcrest 5.53% 5,802
51 League City 5.51% 100,832
52 Keller 5.48% 46,175
53 Bedford 5.45% 49,306
54 University Park 5.33% 24,954
55 Helotes 5.22% 8,895
56 Harker Heights 5.13% 30,251
57 The Colony 4.97% 42,215
58 Highland Village 4.79% 16,342
59 Live Oak 4.72% 15,595
60 Webster 4.69% 11,165
61 North Richland Hills 4.66% 69,800
62 Heath 4.63% 8,410
63 Colleyville 4.61% 26,037
64 Prosper 4.48% 19,103
65 Trophy Club 4.39% 11,790
66 Mansfield 4.33% 67,492
67 Denton 4.13% 133,661
68 Fort Worth 4.11% 855,786
69 Amarillo 4.03% 198,773
70 Lake Jackson 3.89% 27,377
71 Orange 3.87% 18,901
72 Port Neches 3.85% 12,853
73 Saginaw 3.66% 22,873
74 Schertz 3.58% 38,991
75 Killeen 3.51% 143,070
76 Lakeway 3.48% 14,677
77 La Marque 3.45% 16,225
78 Dallas 3.34% 1,318,806
79 Highland Park 3.3% 9,145
80 Leon Valley 3.28% 11,306
81 Brenham 3.25% 16,778
82 Galveston 3.21% 50,039
83 Livingston 3.21% 5,046
84 Leander 3.19% 46,419
85 Beaumont 3.16% 118,632
86 Rockport 3.09% 10,957
87 Keene 3.09% 6,339
88 Katy 3.06% 18,094
89 Hewitt 3.03% 14,347
90 Granbury 2.97% 9,593
91 Mesquite 2.92% 144,250
92 Tomball 2.92% 11,644
93 Cedar Hill 2.91% 48,704
94 White Settlement 2.85% 17,396
95 Rockwall 2.84% 43,157
96 Athens 2.82% 12,677
97 Groves 2.82% 15,760
98 Kilgore 2.77% 14,867
99 San Antonio 2.75% 1,486,521
100 Lockhart 2.72% 13,548

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