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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Texas 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 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 1,222,975 – at 4.5% 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?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in Texas with the largest Asian population in 2019:

  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. Stafford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Plano (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Irving (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Missouri City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Frisco (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Allen (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 2019. 39.0% 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.

How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 39.0% 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.

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.

Sugar Land, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 86,886
% Asian: 39.0%
# Of Asian Residents: 33,886
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.08%
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: 20,361
% Asian: 27.39%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,577
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.46%
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: 41,138
% Asian: 22.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 9,271
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.37%
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: 18,479
% Asian: 22.29%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,119
Percent Change Since 2010: 87.65%
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.

Stafford, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,092
% Asian: 19.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,539
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.72%
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.

Plano, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 281,566
% Asian: 19.32%
# Of Asian Residents: 54,394
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.36%
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.

Irving, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 235,648
% Asian: 17.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 42,068
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.57%
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.

Missouri City, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 72,688
% Asian: 17.66%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,837
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.4%
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.

Frisco, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 155,363
% Asian: 16.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 25,962
Percent Change Since 2010: 172.68%
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.

Allen, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 96,865
% Asian: 16.15%
# Of Asian Residents: 15,644
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.85%
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.

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. Los Fresnos
  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 39.0% 86,886
2 Murphy 27.39% 20,361
3 Coppell 22.54% 41,138
4 Bellaire 22.29% 18,479
5 Stafford 19.56% 18,092
6 Plano 19.32% 281,566
7 Irving 17.85% 235,648
8 Missouri City 17.66% 72,688
9 Frisco 16.71% 155,363
10 Allen 16.15% 96,865
11 Richardson 15.85% 111,055
12 Carrollton 14.46% 131,240
13 Sachse 13.5% 24,303
14 Pearland 13.39% 113,693
15 Addison 12.03% 15,455
16 Euless 11.52% 54,135
17 Garland 10.78% 235,965
18 West University Place 10.54% 15,477
19 Southlake 10.16% 30,090
20 College Station 9.76% 107,445
21 Flower Mound 9.67% 71,575
22 Lewisville 9.05% 103,638
23 Cedar Park 8.93% 70,010
24 Haltom City 8.53% 44,059
25 Dumas 8.51% 14,775
26 Pflugerville 8.2% 58,013
27 Watauga 8.13% 24,391
28 Port Lavaca 8.09% 12,331
29 Grapevine 7.23% 51,733
30 Commerce 6.93% 8,847
31 Austin 6.92% 916,906
32 Grand Prairie 6.91% 188,664
33 Arlington 6.81% 388,225
34 Colleyville 6.8% 25,557
35 Friendswood 6.79% 38,811
36 Round Rock 6.72% 116,369
37 Houston 6.63% 2,267,336
38 Rowlett 6.58% 60,357
39 Fairview 6.56% 8,473
40 Richmond 6.55% 12,063
41 Farmers Branch 6.52% 33,808
42 Port Arthur 6.49% 55,177
43 Kennedale 6.2% 7,723
44 Roanoke 6.11% 7,442
45 Mckinney 6.08% 164,760
46 League City 5.97% 98,215
47 Windcrest 5.85% 5,765
48 University Park 5.58% 24,692
49 Wylie 5.55% 47,855
50 Keller 5.41% 45,357
51 Helotes 5.08% 8,603
52 The Colony 5.07% 41,388
53 Little Elm 4.85% 39,471
54 Jersey Village 4.83% 7,896
55 Port Neches 4.69% 12,840
56 Harker Heights 4.51% 29,548
57 Heath 4.38% 8,153
58 Mansfield 4.37% 65,033
59 Keene 4.37% 6,266
60 North Richland Hills 4.32% 69,039
61 Anna 4.24% 11,318
62 Bedford 4.22% 49,082
63 Denton 4.16% 131,097
64 Lakeway 4.16% 14,147
65 Amarillo 3.95% 197,823
66 Kilgore 3.94% 14,784
67 Live Oak 3.87% 15,335
68 Fort Worth 3.84% 835,129
69 Killeen 3.76% 140,513
70 Rockport 3.74% 10,238
71 Highland Village 3.69% 16,168
72 Webster 3.56% 11,128
73 Schertz 3.51% 38,199
74 Highland Park 3.49% 9,071
75 Orange 3.49% 18,950
76 Brenham 3.38% 16,616
77 White Settlement 3.37% 17,135
78 Prosper 3.36% 17,107
79 Dallas 3.33% 1,300,122
80 Granbury 3.31% 9,257
81 Livingston 3.23% 5,074
82 Beaumont 3.18% 118,424
83 Galveston 3.15% 49,706
84 Trophy Club 3.1% 11,436
85 Leon Valley 3.1% 11,183
86 Woodway 2.98% 8,719
87 Rockwall 2.95% 42,316
88 Lake Jackson 2.95% 27,317
89 Leander 2.81% 40,338
90 Cedar Hill 2.81% 48,149
91 Saginaw 2.8% 22,120
92 Mesquite 2.79% 144,118
93 Lockhart 2.77% 13,319
94 Athens 2.68% 12,653
95 San Antonio 2.67% 1,461,623
96 Katy 2.65% 17,265
97 Sinton 2.62% 5,619
98 Nacogdoches 2.6% 33,589
99 Conroe 2.59% 77,086
100 Mcallen 2.47% 139,838

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