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 Wisconsin is 151,358 – at 2.6% of the total population of Wisconsin.
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 Wisconsin? Which cities and towns in Wisconsin have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
- Wausau (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Weston (Homes For Sale)
- Sheboygan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Madison (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Brookfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Onalaska (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Cottage Grove (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Appleton (Photos | Homes For Sale)
- Franklin (Homes For Sale)
- Oak Creek (Photos | Homes For Sale)
Which city in Wisconsin had the largest Asian population?
Wausau took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Wisconsin for 2019. 12.4% of Wausau identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Wisconsin ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
How We Determined The Cities In Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.
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*
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 136 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 12.4% 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. Wausau took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Milton was the least Asian city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Wisconsin 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.
Wausau is a city in and the county seat of Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. The Wisconsin River divides the city into east and west. The city is adjacent to the Town of Wausau.
Weston is a village in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 14,868 at the 2010 census.
Sheboygan is a city in and the county seat of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 49,288 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Sheboygan River, about 50mi north of Milwaukee and 64mi south of Green Bay.
Madison is the capital of the U.S. state of Wisconsin and the seat of Dane County. As of July 1, 2016, Madison’s estimated population of 252,551 made it the second-largest city in Wisconsin, after Milwaukee, and the 82nd-largest in the United States. The city forms the core of the United States Census Bureau’s Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Dane County and neighboring Iowa, Green, and Columbia counties. The Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area’s 2010 population was 568,593.
Brookfield is a city located in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. It had a population of 37,920 in the 2010 census. Brookfield is the third largest city in Waukesha County.
Onalaska is a city in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 17,736 at the 2010 census.
Appleton is a city in Outagamie, Calumet, and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. One of the Fox Cities, it is situated on the Fox River, 30 miles southwest of Green Bay and 100 miles north of Milwaukee. Appleton is the county seat of Outagamie County. The population was 72,623 at the 2010 census. Of this, 60,045 were in Outagamie County, 11,088 in Calumet County, and 1,490 in Winnebago County. Appleton is the principal city of the Appleton, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Appleton-Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin Combined Statistical Area. The city possesses the two tallest buildings in Outagamie County, the Zuelke Building and 222 Building, at 168 and 183 feet, respectively.
Oak Creek is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 34,451 at the 2010 census.
There You Have It – Asian Populations Across Wisconsin
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Wisconsin according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Wisconsin:
- Prairie Du Chien
For more Wisconsin reading, check out:
- 10 Safest Places In Wisconsin
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Wisconsin
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Wisconsin
Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Wisconsin
|60||Fond Du Lac||2.23%|