The 10 Kansas Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2023


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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 Kansas is 86,670 - at 3.0% of the total population of Kansas.

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

Here are the cities in Kansas with the largest Asian population in 2023:

  1. Overland Park
  2. Park City
  3. Lawrence
  4. Mission
  5. Leawood
  6. Bel Aire
  7. Kansas City
  8. Manhattan
  9. Garden City
  10. Wichita

Which city in Kansas had the largest Asian population? Overland Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Kansas for 2023. 8.71% of Overland Park identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Kansas For 2023

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9
/10

Population: 195,249
% Asian: 8.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 16,997
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.08%
More on Overland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overland Park, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 7,817
% Asian: 6.66%
# Of Asian Residents: 521
Percent Change Since 2010: 754.1%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

Source: Public Domain
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7.5
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Population: 94,745
% Asian: 6.17%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,842
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.24%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,884
% Asian: 5.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 591
Percent Change Since 2010: 91.88%
More on Mission: Real Estate | Data

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10
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Population: 33,748
% Asian: 5.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,932
Percent Change Since 2010: 85.06%
More on Leawood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,148
% Asian: 5.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 454
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.41%
More on Bel Aire: Real Estate | Data

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6
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Population: 155,745
% Asian: 5.43%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,457
Percent Change Since 2010: 123.49%
More on Kansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kansas City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 54,794
% Asian: 5.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,919
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.84%
More on Manhattan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manhattan, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,022
% Asian: 5.0%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,402
Percent Change Since 2010: 74.38%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Garden City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 394,574
% Asian: 4.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 18,797
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.88%
More on Wichita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wichita, KS

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Kansas With The Largest Asian Population For 2023

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 Kansas.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2017-2021 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 58 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. Overland Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Abilene was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Abilene
  2. Concordia
  3. Ulysses

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Kansas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Overland Park 8.71% 195,249
2 Park City 6.66% 7,817
3 Lawrence 6.17% 94,745
4 Mission 5.98% 9,884
5 Leawood 5.72% 33,748
6 Bel Aire 5.57% 8,148
7 Kansas City 5.43% 155,745
8 Manhattan 5.33% 54,794
9 Garden City 5.0% 28,022
10 Wichita 4.76% 394,574
11 Lenexa 4.32% 56,755
12 Olathe 4.23% 140,339
13 Andover 4.22% 15,162
14 Junction City 3.96% 23,033
15 Winfield 3.88% 11,817
16 Shawnee 3.36% 67,021
17 Pittsburg 2.93% 20,667
18 Liberal 2.75% 19,340
19 Paola 2.72% 5,733
20 Gardner 2.45% 23,065
21 Merriam 2.34% 11,110
22 Hays 2.33% 20,870
23 Salina 2.17% 46,896
24 Emporia 1.96% 24,220
25 Valley Center 1.81% 8,365
26 Leavenworth 1.71% 37,216
27 Colby 1.64% 5,434
28 Topeka 1.59% 126,802
29 Dodge City 1.41% 27,899
30 Mcpherson 1.39% 13,916
31 Prairie Village 1.35% 22,812
32 Derby 1.28% 25,365
33 De Soto 1.1% 6,160
34 Iola 0.99% 5,378
35 Roeland Park 0.82% 6,871
36 Ottawa 0.74% 12,592
37 Hutchinson 0.7% 40,202
38 Coffeyville 0.7% 9,032
39 Atchison 0.69% 10,773
40 Eudora 0.68% 6,457
41 Haysville 0.62% 10,887
42 Lansing 0.57% 11,321
43 Newton 0.3% 18,576
44 Arkansas City 0.27% 12,028
45 Pratt 0.26% 6,618
46 Great Bend 0.25% 14,864
47 Parsons 0.24% 9,652
48 El Dorado 0.23% 12,855
49 Independence 0.23% 8,584
50 Fort Scott 0.18% 7,579
51 Chanute 0.07% 8,737
52 Augusta 0.04% 9,299
53 Wellington 0.01% 7,745
54 Bonner Springs 0.0% 7,858
55 Mulvane 0.0% 5,676
56 Ulysses 0.0% 5,812
57 Concordia 0.0% 5,096
58 Abilene 0.0% 6,507

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Kansas with the largest Asian population.

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