10 Cities In Texas With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine 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 1,161,742 – at 4.3% 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 2018:

  1. Sugar Land (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Murphy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Stafford (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Coppell (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Bellaire (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Plano (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Irving (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Richardson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Missouri City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Frisco (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 2018. 38.5% 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 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 Texas.

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 329 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 38.5% 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 Kermit 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: 85,681
% Asian: 38.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 32,991
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.68%
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: 20,015
% Asian: 30.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,125
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.75%
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.

Stafford, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,026
% Asian: 21.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,963
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.05%
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.

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 40,631
% Asian: 21.03%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,544
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.89%
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: 18,140
% Asian: 20.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,751
Percent Change Since 2010: 70.89%
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: 279,088
% Asian: 19.03%
# Of Asian Residents: 53,105
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.25%
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: 232,013
% Asian: 17.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 39,986
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.97%
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.

Richardson, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 108,350
% Asian: 15.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 17,169
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.53%
More on Richardson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Richardson is a principal city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2015 American Community Survey, the city had a total population of 106,123. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas. It is home to The University of Texas at Dallas and the Telecom Corridor, with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson’s 28 square miles, including many of the world’s largest telecommunications/networking companies: AT&T, DirectTV, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu. Richardson’s largest employment base is provided by the insurance industry, with Blue CrossBlue Shield of Texas’ headquarters located in the community along with a regional hub for GEICO, regional offices for United Healthcare, and one of State Farm Insurance’s three national regional hubs.

Missouri City, TX

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 71,732
% Asian: 15.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,271
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.88%
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: 145,646
% Asian: 15.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 21,931
Percent Change Since 2010: 130.34%
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.

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. Kermit
  2. Gladewater
  3. Bellmead

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Texas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Sugar Land 38.5% 85,681
2 Murphy 30.6% 20,015
3 Stafford 21.98% 18,026
4 Coppell 21.03% 40,631
5 Bellaire 20.68% 18,140
6 Plano 19.03% 279,088
7 Irving 17.23% 232,013
8 Richardson 15.85% 108,350
9 Missouri City 15.71% 71,732
10 Frisco 15.06% 145,646
11 Carrollton 14.82% 129,266
12 Allen 14.12% 94,710
13 Pearland 13.4% 106,238
14 Euless 11.93% 53,675
15 Sachse 11.88% 23,329
16 Addison 10.76% 15,363
17 Garland 10.45% 234,810
18 College Station 9.61% 104,684
19 Flower Mound 9.48% 69,966
20 Lewisville 9.02% 102,327
21 West University Place 8.87% 15,318
22 Cedar Park 8.82% 63,551
23 Dumas 8.67% 14,963
24 Pflugerville 8.48% 55,712
25 Southlake 8.28% 29,101
26 Haltom City 7.71% 43,864
27 Watauga 7.56% 24,322
28 Port Lavaca 7.32% 12,374
29 Colleyville 6.96% 24,982
30 Rowlett 6.94% 59,203
31 Grand Prairie 6.91% 185,631
32 Arlington 6.87% 383,899
33 Austin 6.75% 907,779
34 Houston 6.61% 2,240,582
35 Roanoke 6.55% 7,055
36 Fairview 6.42% 8,235
37 Jersey Village 6.37% 7,871
38 Port Arthur 6.36% 54,913
39 Friendswood 6.33% 38,272
40 Round Rock 6.3% 112,767
41 Commerce 5.73% 8,732
42 Farmers Branch 5.65% 32,211
43 Grapevine 5.63% 50,538
44 Helotes 5.57% 8,329
45 Kirby 5.51% 8,441
46 League City 5.39% 94,976
47 Mckinney 5.18% 156,821
48 Mansfield 5.03% 63,141
49 University Park 4.86% 24,346
50 Leon Valley 4.86% 10,990
51 Port Neches 4.83% 12,794
52 Keller 4.64% 44,250
53 Center 4.56% 5,421
54 Wylie 4.4% 45,655
55 Lakeway 4.38% 13,662
56 Bedford 4.28% 48,864
57 Harker Heights 4.24% 28,716
58 North Richland Hills 4.14% 67,994
59 Windcrest 4.1% 5,709
60 The Colony 4.05% 40,757
61 Brenham 3.94% 16,535
62 Little Elm 3.94% 35,553
63 Amarillo 3.87% 197,570
64 Hewitt 3.86% 14,128
65 Denton 3.86% 128,421
66 Webster 3.84% 11,041
67 Lake Jackson 3.82% 27,407
68 Fort Worth 3.79% 815,930
69 Galveston 3.71% 49,443
70 Saginaw 3.66% 21,680
71 Keene 3.63% 6,147
72 Dayton 3.36% 7,494
73 Livingston 3.35% 5,161
74 Killeen 3.34% 138,745
75 Schertz 3.27% 37,597
76 Seabrook 3.25% 13,038
77 Dallas 3.23% 1,278,433
78 Beaumont 3.1% 117,729
79 Nacogdoches 3.06% 33,789
80 Kilgore 2.97% 14,658
81 Woodway 2.94% 8,708
82 Groves 2.92% 15,798
83 White Settlement 2.91% 16,886
84 Rockwall 2.9% 41,672
85 Live Oak 2.86% 15,021
86 Mesquite 2.85% 143,771
87 Mcallen 2.85% 138,475
88 Orange 2.82% 19,128
89 Highland Village 2.8% 16,020
90 Prosper 2.8% 15,236
91 Hutto 2.77% 21,241
92 River Oaks 2.69% 7,666
93 San Antonio 2.65% 1,439,358
94 Granbury 2.65% 9,052
95 Marble Falls 2.64% 6,167
96 Kennedale 2.55% 7,413
97 Sinton 2.49% 5,701
98 Wichita Falls 2.49% 105,013
99 Cedar Hill 2.47% 47,457
100 Highland Park 2.4% 8,986

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