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

We used data and science to determine the cities in Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont is 9,638 – at 1.5% of the total population of Vermont.

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

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

  1. Winooski (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Essex Junction (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Burlington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. South Burlington (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Rutland (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. St. Albans (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Montpelier (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Barre (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in Vermont had the largest Asian population?

Winooski took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Vermont for 2019. 11.61% of Winooski identify as Asian.

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

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

How We Determined The Cities In Vermont 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 Vermont.

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 6,000 people. That left us with 8 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 11.6% to 0.5%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Winooski took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Barre was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Vermont 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.

Winooski, VT

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Population: 7,203
% Asian: 11.61%
# Of Asian Residents: 836
Percent Change Since 2010: 143.02%
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Winooski is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. Located on the Winooski River, as of the 2010 U.S. Census the municipal population was 7,267. The city is the most densely populated municipality in northern New England, an area comprising the states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It is the smallest in area of Vermont’s nine incorporated cities. As part of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area, it is bordered by Burlington, Colchester, and South Burlington.

Essex Junction, VT

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Population: 10,132
% Asian: 7.1%
# Of Asian Residents: 719
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.54%
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Essex Junction is a village located within the town of Essex in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 9,271 at the 2010 census. It was incorporated on November 15, 1892.

Burlington, VT

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Population: 42,453
% Asian: 6.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,653
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.18%
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Burlington is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Chittenden County. It is located 45 miles south of the Canada-United States border and 94 miles south of Canada’s second most populous municipality, Montreal. The city’s population was 42,452 according to a 2015 U.S. census estimate. It is the least populous municipality in the United States to be the most populous incorporated area in a state.

South Burlington, VT

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Population: 18,773
% Asian: 3.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 681
Percent Change Since 2010: -27.24%
More on South Burlington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. It is the second largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and home to the headquarters of Ben & Jerry’s and Vermont’s largest mall, the University Mall. It is also one in the principal municipalities of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area.

Rutland, VT

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Population: 15,740
% Asian: 2.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 333
Percent Change Since 2010: 187.07%
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St. Albans, VT

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Population: 6,847
% Asian: 0.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 51
Percent Change Since 2010: -72.13%
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Montpelier, VT

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Population: 7,584
% Asian: 0.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 56
Percent Change Since 2010: -28.21%
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Montpelier is the capital city of the U.S. state of Vermont and the seat of Washington County. As the site of Vermont’s state government, it is the least populous state capital in the United States. The population was 7,855 at the 2010 census. However, the daytime population swells to about 21,000, due to the large number of jobs within city limits. The Vermont College of Fine Arts and New England Culinary Institute are located in the municipality. It was named for Montpellier, France.

Barre, VT

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Population: 8,778
% Asian: 0.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 46
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Barre: Real Estate | Data | Photos

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Vermont

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

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Vermont:

  1. Barre
  2. Montpelier
  3. St. Albans

For more Vermont reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Vermont

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Winooski 11.61% 7,203
2 Essex Junction 7.1% 10,132
3 Burlington 6.25% 42,453
4 South Burlington 3.63% 18,773
5 Rutland 2.12% 15,740
6 St. Albans 0.74% 6,847
7 Montpelier 0.74% 7,584
8 Barre 0.52% 8,778

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