Utah Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Utah 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 utah is 68,747 - at 2.3% of the total population of utah.

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

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

  1. South Salt Lake (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. West Valley City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Salt Lake City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Taylorsville (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. North Logan (Homes For Sale)
  6. Draper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Midvale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Cottonwood Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. South Jordan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Logan (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in utah had the largest Asian population? South Salt Lake took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in utah for 2020. 11.09% of South Salt Lake identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Utah For 2020

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,860
% Asian: 11.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,756
Percent Change Since 2010: 111.51%
More on South Salt Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census.

West Valley City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 135,985
% Asian: 5.97%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,115
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.25%
More on West Valley City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Valley City is a city in Salt Lake County and a suburb of Salt Lake City in the U.S. state of Utah. The population was 129,480 at the 2010 census, making it the second-largest city in Utah. The city incorporated in 1980 from a large, quickly growing unincorporated area, which was variously known as Granger, Hunter, Chesterfield, and Redwood. It is home to the Maverik Center and USANA Amphitheatre.

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 195,701
% Asian: 5.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,285
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.97%
More on Salt Lake City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin.

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 60,294
% Asian: 5.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,059
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.97%
More on Taylorsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Taylorsville is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 58,657 at the 2010 census. Taylorsville was incorporated from the Taylorsville-Bennion CDP and portions of the Kearns CDP on April 24, 1996. The city is located adjacent to interstate 215 and Bangerter Highway. It is centrally located in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley.

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,457
% Asian: 4.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 471
Percent Change Since 2010: 302.56%
More on North Logan: Real Estate | Data

Draper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 47,402
% Asian: 4.41%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,092
Percent Change Since 2010: 93.7%
More on Draper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Draper is a city in Salt Lake and Utah counties in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 42,274, having grown from 7,143 in 1990.

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 32,893
% Asian: 4.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,400
Percent Change Since 2010: 135.29%
More on Midvale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 34,170
% Asian: 3.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,236
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.07%
More on Cottonwood Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 68,491
% Asian: 3.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,381
Percent Change Since 2010: 138.34%
More on South Jordan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Jordan is a city in south central Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. The city lies in the Salt Lake Valley between the 9,000-foot peaks of the Oquirrh Mountains and the 12,000-foot peaks of the Wasatch Mountains and is part of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area. The Jordan River flows through the middle of the valley and the city has a 3.5-mile section of the Jordan River Parkway that contains fishing ponds, trails, parks and natural habitat. Salt Lake County fair grounds and equestrian park, 67-acre Oquirrh Lake and 27 other parks are located inside the city. As of the 2010 Census, its population was 50,418.

Logan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 50,478
% Asian: 3.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,754
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.0%
More on Logan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Logan is a city in Cache County, Utah, United States. As of the 2010 census the population was 48,174, with an estimated population of 48,997 in 2014. Logan is the county seat of Cache County and the principal city of the Logan, UT-ID Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cache County and Franklin County, Idaho. The Logan metropolitan area contained 125,442 people as of the 2010 census. In 2005 and 2007, Morgan Quitno declared the Logan metropolitan area the safest in the United States.

How We Determined The Cities In utah 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 utah.

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 82 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 11.1% 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. South Salt Lake took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Hyrum was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in utah 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 Utah

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

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

  1. Hyrum
  2. Richfield
  3. Harrisville

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Utah

Rank City % Asian Population
1 South Salt Lake 11.09% 24,860
2 West Valley City 5.97% 135,985
3 Salt Lake City 5.26% 195,701
4 Taylorsville 5.07% 60,294
5 North Logan 4.5% 10,457
6 Draper 4.41% 47,402
7 Midvale 4.26% 32,893
8 Cottonwood Heights 3.62% 34,170
9 South Jordan 3.48% 68,491
10 Logan 3.47% 50,478
11 West Jordan 3.39% 113,089
12 Woods Cross 3.26% 11,287
13 North Salt Lake 3.25% 20,020
14 West Point 3.16% 10,434
15 Sandy 2.96% 95,420
16 Orem 2.43% 95,428
17 Provo 2.28% 116,146
18 Roy 2.24% 38,238
19 Riverdale 2.22% 8,727
20 Layton 2.22% 75,106
21 Clinton 2.16% 21,618
22 Holladay 2.14% 30,746
23 Park City 1.98% 8,296
24 Murray 1.94% 49,118
25 Highland 1.78% 18,362
26 Clearfield 1.71% 31,016
27 Lehi 1.69% 61,508
28 Grantsville 1.67% 10,566
29 Lindon 1.63% 10,826
30 Tremonton 1.62% 8,434
31 Pleasant Grove 1.54% 38,066
32 Heber 1.51% 15,056
33 Santa Clara 1.5% 7,118
34 Bountiful 1.45% 43,792
35 Sunset 1.3% 5,229
36 Centerville 1.28% 17,221
37 Saratoga Springs 1.25% 27,347
38 Syracuse 1.21% 28,342
39 Farmington 1.21% 23,208
40 Ogden 1.21% 86,126
41 West Bountiful 1.2% 5,578
42 Riverton 1.17% 42,680
43 Smithfield 1.05% 11,102
44 Roosevelt 1.04% 6,955
45 Pleasant View 1.02% 9,806
46 Herriman 0.97% 35,640
47 South Weber 0.89% 7,159
48 Price 0.89% 8,281
49 St. George 0.89% 82,194
50 Bluffdale 0.84% 12,114
51 Washington Terrace 0.8% 9,138
52 Springville 0.76% 32,603
53 Hurricane 0.76% 16,403
54 Hooper 0.74% 8,458
55 Kaysville 0.74% 30,961
56 West Haven 0.73% 12,916
57 Ivins 0.71% 8,211
58 Eagle Mountain 0.65% 29,919
59 Washington 0.6% 25,395
60 Cedar Hills 0.53% 10,252
61 Salem 0.45% 7,808
62 Ephraim 0.43% 6,987
63 Cedar City 0.43% 31,009
64 Providence 0.42% 7,300
65 Alpine 0.42% 10,430
66 Brigham City 0.41% 18,924
67 South Ogden 0.41% 17,010
68 American Fork 0.39% 29,384
69 Payson 0.36% 19,699
70 Tooele 0.35% 33,805
71 North Ogden 0.33% 18,943
72 Spanish Fork 0.3% 38,673
73 Enoch 0.26% 6,534
74 Farr West 0.2% 6,836
75 Plain City 0.18% 6,560
76 Vernal 0.15% 10,653
77 Mapleton 0.06% 9,509
78 Santaquin 0.05% 11,154
79 Nephi 0.0% 5,761
80 Harrisville 0.0% 6,356
81 Richfield 0.0% 7,678
82 Hyrum 0.0% 8,065

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