The 10 Alabama Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Alabama 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 Alabama is 67,317 - at 1.4% 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 2022:

  1. Auburn
  2. Madison
  3. Hoover
  4. Vestavia Hills
  5. Pike Road
  6. Troy
  7. Montgomery
  8. Opelika
  9. Daleville
  10. Rainbow City

Which city in Alabama had the largest Asian population? Auburn took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Alabama for 2022. 8.68% 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 2022

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 65,508
% Asian: 8.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,687
Percent Change Since 2010: 111.02%
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Auburn, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 50,717
% Asian: 5.55%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,815
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.13%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison, AL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 85,386
% Asian: 5.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,505
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.61%
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Hoover, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 34,482
% Asian: 4.38%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,511
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.09%
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Vestavia Hills, AL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,745
% Asian: 3.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 386
Percent Change Since 2010: 972.22%
More on Pike Road: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pike Road, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 18,995
% Asian: 3.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 689
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.31%
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Troy, AL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 199,054
% Asian: 3.24%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,453
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.47%
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Montgomery, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 30,589
% Asian: 3.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 946
Percent Change Since 2010: 370.65%
More on Opelika: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Opelika, AL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,125
% Asian: 3.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 156
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.0%
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Daleville, AL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,601
% Asian: 2.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 279
Percent Change Since 2010: 92.41%
More on Rainbow City: Real Estate | Data

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Alabama With The Largest Asian Population For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 101 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.7% 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.

Summary: 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. Attalla
  3. Roanoke

For more Alabama reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Alabama

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Auburn 8.68% 65,508
2 Madison 5.55% 50,717
3 Hoover 5.28% 85,386
4 Vestavia Hills 4.38% 34,482
5 Pike Road 3.96% 9,745
6 Troy 3.63% 18,995
7 Montgomery 3.24% 199,054
8 Opelika 3.09% 30,589
9 Daleville 3.04% 5,125
10 Rainbow City 2.91% 9,601
11 Fairhope 2.9% 22,035
12 Fultondale 2.75% 9,247
13 Montevallo 2.61% 6,829
14 Enterprise 2.58% 28,170
15 Huntsville 2.57% 199,845
16 Oxford 2.53% 21,282
17 Russellville 2.5% 9,803
18 Tuscaloosa 2.47% 100,633
19 Homewood 2.32% 25,170
20 Greenville 2.21% 7,478
21 Hartselle 2.21% 14,421
22 Pell City 2.07% 14,081
23 Clanton 2.0% 8,719
24 Prattville 1.9% 36,599
25 Wetumpka 1.82% 8,282
26 Valley 1.77% 9,195
27 Gulf Shores 1.77% 12,550
28 Mobile 1.75% 189,994
29 Daphne 1.73% 26,578
30 Saraland 1.68% 14,561
31 Pelham 1.59% 23,707
32 Brewton 1.57% 5,210
33 Alabaster 1.53% 33,373
34 Arab 1.51% 8,405
35 Athens 1.48% 26,686
36 Selma 1.41% 17,762
37 Millbrook 1.38% 16,037
38 Dothan 1.34% 68,608
39 Foley 1.33% 19,337
40 Ozark 1.32% 14,350
41 Moody 1.3% 13,004
42 Monroeville 1.27% 5,812
43 Birmingham 1.24% 210,928
44 Phenix City 1.23% 36,461
45 Helena 1.22% 18,631
46 Mountain Brook 1.2% 20,178
47 Jasper 1.19% 13,584
48 Albertville 1.18% 21,620
49 Orange Beach 1.16% 6,130
50 Spanish Fort 1.12% 8,991
51 Gadsden 1.0% 35,224
52 Florence 0.99% 40,652
53 Muscle Shoals 0.95% 14,379
54 Jacksonville 0.95% 12,796
55 Eufaula 0.91% 11,878
56 Oneonta 0.9% 6,550
57 Scottsboro 0.9% 14,452
58 Guntersville 0.89% 8,531
59 Alexander City 0.85% 14,515
60 Anniston 0.83% 21,518
61 Trussville 0.78% 22,590
62 Tuscumbia 0.72% 8,445
63 Calera 0.64% 14,327
64 Gardendale 0.6% 14,021
65 Irondale 0.6% 13,068
66 Chelsea 0.57% 13,599
67 Cullman 0.57% 16,072
68 Andalusia 0.53% 8,719
69 Southside 0.49% 8,801
70 Clay 0.43% 9,936
71 Prichard 0.31% 21,618
72 Northport 0.31% 25,970
73 Tuskegee 0.31% 8,443
74 Decatur 0.26% 54,344
75 Tarrant 0.26% 6,216
76 Fort Payne 0.19% 14,063
77 Hueytown 0.17% 15,446
78 Bessemer 0.16% 26,063
79 Talladega 0.16% 15,405
80 Lincoln 0.15% 6,805
81 Atmore 0.14% 9,269
82 Hamilton 0.14% 6,662
83 Demopolis 0.13% 6,724
84 Leeds 0.11% 12,555
85 Chickasaw 0.1% 5,757
86 Center Point 0.09% 15,971
87 Pleasant Grove 0.08% 9,625
88 Glencoe 0.08% 5,125
89 Sheffield 0.07% 8,925
90 Bay Minette 0.06% 9,297
91 Boaz 0.05% 9,587
92 Pinson 0.04% 7,108
93 Sylacauga 0.0% 12,132
94 Opp 0.0% 6,405
95 Smiths Station 0.0% 5,821
96 Fairfield 0.0% 10,749
97 Satsuma 0.0% 6,163
98 Robertsdale 0.0% 6,776
99 Roanoke 0.0% 5,931
100 Attalla 0.0% 5,885
101 Lanett 0.0% 6,220

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Alabama with the largest Asian population.

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