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


We used data and science to determine the cities in Utah 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 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 66,594 – at 2.2% 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?

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

  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. Draper (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Logan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Cottonwood Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Midvale (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. North Logan (Homes For Sale)
  10. West Point (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 2019. 11.35% 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.

How We Determined The Cities In Utah 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 Utah.

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 82 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 11.4% 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. South Salt Lake took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Richfield was the least Asian city.

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.

South Salt Lake, UT

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/10

Population: 24,722
% Asian: 11.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,807
Percent Change Since 2010: 115.43%
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: 135,546
% Asian: 5.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,371
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.86%
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: 194,188
% Asian: 5.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,216
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.03%
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: 60,377
% Asian: 4.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,944
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.85%
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.

Draper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 47,043
% Asian: 4.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,014
Percent Change Since 2010: 86.48%
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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.

Logan, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 49,957
% Asian: 3.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,953
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.5%
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.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 34,214
% Asian: 3.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,319
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.83%
More on Cottonwood Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 32,249
% Asian: 3.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,214
Percent Change Since 2010: 104.03%
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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,140
% Asian: 3.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 359
Percent Change Since 2010: 206.84%
More on North Logan: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,258
% Asian: 3.45%
# Of Asian Residents: 354
Percent Change Since 2010: 221.82%
More on West Point: Real Estate | Data

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. Richfield
  2. Harrisville
  3. Hyrum

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Utah

Rank City % Asian Population
1 South Salt Lake 11.35% 24,722
2 West Valley City 5.44% 135,546
3 Salt Lake City 5.26% 194,188
4 Taylorsville 4.88% 60,377
5 Draper 4.28% 47,043
6 Logan 3.91% 49,957
7 Cottonwood Heights 3.86% 34,214
8 Midvale 3.76% 32,249
9 North Logan 3.54% 10,140
10 West Point 3.45% 10,258
11 South Jordan 3.36% 65,523
12 North Salt Lake 3.28% 19,413
13 Sandy 3.02% 94,556
14 Woods Cross 2.98% 11,152
15 West Jordan 2.84% 111,937
16 Provo 2.45% 116,199
17 Orem 2.43% 94,420
18 Layton 2.4% 73,963
19 Park City 2.3% 8,167
20 West Haven 2.23% 12,109
21 Murray 2.14% 49,038
22 Tremonton 2.14% 8,242
23 Clinton 2.13% 21,353
24 Riverdale 2.08% 8,685
25 Grantsville 2.06% 10,170
26 Holladay 2.03% 30,793
27 Clearfield 1.91% 30,683
28 Roy 1.85% 38,013
29 Riverton 1.63% 41,997
30 Pleasant Grove 1.57% 37,439
31 Lehi 1.56% 58,351
32 Hooper 1.43% 8,236
33 Lindon 1.38% 10,761
34 West Bountiful 1.38% 5,504
35 Farmington 1.31% 22,616
36 Heber 1.29% 14,414
37 Santa Clara 1.21% 6,835
38 Bountiful 1.21% 43,568
39 Ogden 1.19% 85,497
40 Roosevelt 1.14% 6,771
41 Centerville 1.12% 17,013
42 South Ogden 1.11% 16,918
43 Saratoga Springs 1.1% 25,671
44 Highland 1.1% 17,952
45 Kaysville 1.01% 30,328
46 Smithfield 0.97% 10,832
47 Syracuse 0.95% 27,444
48 Herriman 0.92% 31,970
49 Springville 0.89% 32,319
50 Sunset 0.88% 5,207
51 American Fork 0.88% 28,507
52 Price 0.85% 8,337
53 St. George 0.77% 79,995
54 South Weber 0.75% 6,921
55 Hurricane 0.71% 15,676
56 Eagle Mountain 0.7% 27,773
57 Washington 0.67% 24,231
58 Washington Terrace 0.66% 9,122
59 Plain City 0.61% 6,343
60 Salem 0.55% 7,504
61 Pleasant View 0.54% 9,375
62 Cedar City 0.46% 30,232
63 Providence 0.43% 7,173
64 Alpine 0.42% 10,197
65 Ephraim 0.41% 6,858
66 Tooele 0.37% 33,236
67 North Ogden 0.34% 18,525
68 Spanish Fork 0.32% 38,171
69 Payson 0.27% 19,647
70 Nephi 0.23% 5,631
71 Brigham City 0.21% 18,736
72 Vernal 0.19% 10,650
73 Enoch 0.17% 6,331
74 Cedar Hills 0.15% 10,266
75 Farr West 0.12% 6,671
76 Bluffdale 0.12% 10,869
77 Santaquin 0.06% 10,740
78 Mapleton 0.04% 9,255
79 Ivins 0.0% 7,908
80 Hyrum 0.0% 7,926
81 Harrisville 0.0% 6,182
82 Richfield 0.0% 7,589

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