The 10 Alabama Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Alabama with the largest Asian population.

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 Alabama is 65,410 - at 1.3% of the total population of Alabama.

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

Here are the cities in Alabama with the largest Asian population in 2021:

  1. Auburn
  2. Madison
  3. Hoover
  4. Fultondale
  5. Pike Road
  6. Troy
  7. Vestavia Hills
  8. Homewood
  9. Fairhope
  10. Montgomery

Which city in Alabama had the largest Asian population? Auburn took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Alabama for 2021. 8.59% of Auburn identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Alabama For 2021

Auburn, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 64,054
% Asian: 8.59%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,505
Percent Change Since 2010: 104.27%
More on Auburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 49,327
% Asian: 5.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,850
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.61%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hoover, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 85,175
% Asian: 5.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,444
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.21%
More on Hoover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,179
% Asian: 4.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 374
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Fultondale: Real Estate | Data

Pike Road, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,320
% Asian: 3.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 344
Percent Change Since 2010: 855.56%
More on Pike Road: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Troy, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,112
% Asian: 3.61%
# Of Asian Residents: 690
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.5%
More on Troy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Vestavia Hills, AL

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,307
% Asian: 3.49%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,199
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.02%
More on Vestavia Hills: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Homewood, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,534
% Asian: 3.49%
# Of Asian Residents: 892
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.93%
More on Homewood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fairhope, AL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 21,083
% Asian: 2.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 631
Percent Change Since 2010: 776.39%
More on Fairhope: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Montgomery, AL

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 199,783
% Asian: 2.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,825
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.25%
More on Montgomery: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Alabama With The Largest Asian Population For 2021

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 Alabama.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 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 102 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.6% 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. Auburn took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Lanett was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Alabama 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 Alabama

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

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

  1. Lanett
  2. Demopolis
  3. Opp

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Alabama

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Auburn 8.59% 64,054
2 Madison 5.78% 49,327
3 Hoover 5.22% 85,175
4 Fultondale 4.07% 9,179
5 Pike Road 3.69% 9,320
6 Troy 3.61% 19,112
7 Vestavia Hills 3.49% 34,307
8 Homewood 3.49% 25,534
9 Fairhope 2.99% 21,083
10 Montgomery 2.92% 199,783
11 Rainbow City 2.81% 9,589
12 Opelika 2.8% 30,232
13 Daleville 2.64% 5,123
14 Huntsville 2.59% 196,219
15 Tuscaloosa 2.54% 99,390
16 Hartselle 2.49% 14,428
17 Clanton 2.2% 8,700
18 Pell City 2.0% 13,781
19 Enterprise 1.93% 27,947
20 Oxford 1.93% 21,323
21 Mobile 1.9% 190,432
22 Daphne 1.81% 25,901
23 Clay 1.81% 9,888
24 Valley 1.68% 9,286
25 Calera 1.67% 13,856
26 Brewton 1.66% 5,240
27 Prattville 1.63% 35,925
28 Alabaster 1.61% 33,176
29 Jasper 1.6% 13,649
30 Athens 1.57% 25,922
31 Arab 1.56% 8,293
32 Chelsea 1.52% 13,098
33 Ozark 1.5% 14,413
34 Spanish Fort 1.48% 8,601
35 Gardendale 1.44% 14,016
36 Helena 1.39% 18,463
37 Mountain Brook 1.38% 20,436
38 Saraland 1.29% 14,391
39 Pelham 1.28% 23,428
40 Moody 1.26% 12,840
41 Dothan 1.24% 67,894
42 Foley 1.16% 18,533
43 Jacksonville 1.15% 12,651
44 Selma 1.1% 18,276
45 Russellville 1.09% 9,781
46 Anniston 1.09% 21,688
47 Montevallo 1.08% 6,693
48 Birmingham 1.07% 212,297
49 Gadsden 1.05% 35,486
50 Scottsboro 0.98% 14,526
51 Muscle Shoals 0.95% 14,103
52 Irondale 0.93% 12,637
53 Wetumpka 0.91% 8,243
54 Florence 0.91% 40,309
55 Phenix City 0.91% 36,516
56 Eufaula 0.9% 12,065
57 Guntersville 0.89% 8,468
58 Gulf Shores 0.88% 12,267
59 Trussville 0.8% 21,876
60 Alexander City 0.79% 14,508
61 Orange Beach 0.78% 6,019
62 Albertville 0.66% 21,541
63 Greenville 0.66% 7,589
64 Cullman 0.65% 15,729
65 Oneonta 0.58% 6,568
66 Monroeville 0.49% 5,898
67 Lincoln 0.48% 6,681
68 Andalusia 0.48% 8,772
69 Millbrook 0.47% 15,645
70 Tuscumbia 0.46% 8,444
71 Southside 0.45% 8,811
72 Decatur 0.39% 54,478
73 Northport 0.37% 25,874
74 Tarrant 0.28% 6,174
75 Tuskegee 0.27% 8,486
76 Prichard 0.27% 21,773
77 Bessemer 0.14% 26,680
78 Talladega 0.13% 15,522
79 Fort Payne 0.12% 14,115
80 Sheffield 0.11% 8,986
81 Hamilton 0.1% 6,682
82 Midfield 0.1% 5,085
83 Center Point 0.1% 16,353
84 Bay Minette 0.09% 9,169
85 Atmore 0.08% 9,495
86 Pleasant Grove 0.07% 9,651
87 Pinson 0.07% 7,109
88 Hueytown 0.06% 15,540
89 Leeds 0.06% 12,600
90 Boaz 0.05% 9,277
91 Attalla 0.0% 5,836
92 Fairfield 0.0% 10,720
93 Sylacauga 0.0% 12,226
94 Glencoe 0.0% 5,077
95 Smiths Station 0.0% 5,364
96 Satsuma 0.0% 6,159
97 Chickasaw 0.0% 5,817
98 Robertsdale 0.0% 6,473
99 Roanoke 0.0% 5,926
100 Opp 0.0% 6,455

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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