The 10 Arizona Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Arizona 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 Arizona is 233,048 - at 3.2% of the total population of Arizona.

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

Here are the cities in Arizona with the largest Asian population in 2022:

  1. Chandler
  2. Tempe
  3. Peoria
  4. Gilbert
  5. Scottsdale
  6. Glendale
  7. Sierra Vista
  8. Goodyear
  9. Marana
  10. Phoenix

Which city in Arizona had the largest Asian population? Chandler took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Arizona for 2022. 10.83% of Chandler identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Arizona For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 257,076
% Asian: 10.83%
# Of Asian Residents: 27,837
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.2%
More on Chandler: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chandler, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 191,607
% Asian: 9.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 17,261
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.87%
More on Tempe: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tempe, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 172,109
% Asian: 5.46%
# Of Asian Residents: 9,392
Percent Change Since 2010: 85.8%
More on Peoria: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Peoria, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 248,349
% Asian: 5.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,278
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.68%
More on Gilbert: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gilbert, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 254,995
% Asian: 5.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,066
Percent Change Since 2010: 79.92%
More on Scottsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scottsdale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 250,290
% Asian: 4.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,938
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.1%
More on Glendale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Glendale, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 43,756
% Asian: 3.97%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,739
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.71%
More on Sierra Vista: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sierra Vista, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 83,519
% Asian: 3.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,300
Percent Change Since 2010: 128.53%
More on Goodyear: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Goodyear, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 47,164
% Asian: 3.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,847
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.25%
More on Marana: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Marana, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 1,658,422
% Asian: 3.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 62,058
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.32%
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Phoenix, AZ

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Arizona 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 Arizona.

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 56 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 10.8% 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. Chandler took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Page was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Page
  2. Bisbee
  3. Tolleson

For more Arizona reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Arizona

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Chandler 10.83% 257,076
2 Tempe 9.01% 191,607
3 Peoria 5.46% 172,109
4 Gilbert 5.35% 248,349
5 Scottsdale 5.12% 254,995
6 Glendale 4.37% 250,290
7 Sierra Vista 3.97% 43,756
8 Goodyear 3.95% 83,519
9 Marana 3.92% 47,164
10 Phoenix 3.74% 1,658,422
11 Maricopa 3.72% 50,358
12 Paradise Valley 3.59% 14,502
13 Litchfield Park 3.2% 6,228
14 Tucson 3.05% 545,340
15 Avondale 2.97% 86,091
16 Flagstaff 2.91% 73,319
17 Oro Valley 2.77% 45,303
18 Surprise 2.7% 139,007
19 Queen Creek 2.59% 52,162
20 Sedona 2.41% 10,341
21 Globe 2.15% 7,351
22 Yuma 2.11% 97,428
23 Mesa 2.02% 508,918
24 Kingman 1.91% 30,433
25 Bullhead City 1.88% 40,808
26 Prescott 1.87% 43,463
27 Fountain Hills 1.76% 25,167
28 El Mirage 1.56% 35,702
29 Sahuarita 1.53% 30,679
30 Eloy 1.47% 18,306
31 Apache Junction 1.38% 41,863
32 Payson 1.35% 15,708
33 Prescott Valley 1.24% 45,592
34 Chino Valley 1.22% 11,362
35 Guadalupe 1.19% 6,572
36 Casa Grande 1.11% 57,318
37 Youn 1.1% 6,837
38 Show Low 0.9% 11,280
39 Lake Havasu City 0.59% 55,463
40 Florence 0.55% 26,777
41 Nogales 0.47% 20,182
42 Coolidge 0.36% 13,016
43 Holbrook 0.35% 5,073
44 Douglas 0.23% 16,292
45 Camp Verde 0.17% 11,241
46 Wickenburg 0.17% 7,708
47 Cottonwood 0.16% 12,228
48 South Tucson 0.11% 5,692
49 Winslow 0.11% 9,505
50 Safford 0.04% 9,707
51 San Luis 0.0% 33,875
52 Snowflake 0.0% 5,873
53 Somerton 0.0% 16,301
54 Tolleson 0.0% 7,340
55 Bisbee 0.0% 5,199
56 Page 0.0% 7,551

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

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