The 10 Kansas Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Kansas 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 Kansas is 84,850 - at 2.9% 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 2021:

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

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 2021. 8.5% 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 2021

Overland Park, KS

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 191,011
% Asian: 8.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 16,234
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.63%
More on Overland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,138
% Asian: 6.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 527
Percent Change Since 2010: 763.93%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 96,369
% Asian: 6.43%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,197
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.89%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manhattan, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 55,290
% Asian: 5.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,192
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.43%
More on Manhattan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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9
/10

Population: 7,858
% Asian: 5.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 443
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.38%
More on Bel Aire: Real Estate | Data

Garden City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,647
% Asian: 5.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,400
Percent Change Since 2010: 74.13%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Andover, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,062
% Asian: 5.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 683
Percent Change Since 2010: 658.89%
More on Andover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wichita, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 389,877
% Asian: 5.0%
# Of Asian Residents: 19,511
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.98%
More on Wichita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,523
% Asian: 4.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 475
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.22%
More on Mission: Real Estate | Data

Kansas City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 152,522
% Asian: 4.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,462
Percent Change Since 2010: 97.2%
More on Kansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.5% 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.

There You Have It - 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. Wellington
  3. Chanute

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Kansas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Overland Park 8.5% 191,011
2 Park City 6.48% 8,138
3 Lawrence 6.43% 96,369
4 Manhattan 5.77% 55,290
5 Bel Aire 5.64% 7,858
6 Garden City 5.25% 26,647
7 Andover 5.23% 13,062
8 Wichita 5.0% 389,877
9 Mission 4.99% 9,523
10 Kansas City 4.89% 152,522
11 Lenexa 4.44% 54,011
12 Leawood 4.13% 34,670
13 Olathe 4.06% 137,618
14 Winfield 4.05% 12,085
15 Shawnee 3.41% 65,540
16 Junction City 3.32% 23,104
17 Lansing 3.15% 11,900
18 Pittsburg 3.1% 20,171
19 Liberal 2.92% 19,731
20 Emporia 2.61% 24,607
21 Merriam 2.57% 11,185
22 Salina 2.56% 46,998
23 Paola 1.94% 5,611
24 Independence 1.91% 8,698
25 Topeka 1.79% 126,397
26 Dodge City 1.66% 27,555
27 Derby 1.62% 24,067
28 Hays 1.51% 20,899
29 Leavenworth 1.48% 36,064
30 Gardner 1.47% 21,528
31 Roeland Park 1.43% 6,769
32 Mcpherson 1.29% 13,054
33 Colby 1.22% 5,473
34 Fort Scott 1.14% 7,742
35 Prairie Village 1.1% 22,170
36 Iola 1.08% 5,351
37 Coffeyville 0.75% 9,457
38 Hutchinson 0.72% 40,914
39 Newton 0.7% 18,877
40 Valley Center 0.68% 7,176
41 De Soto 0.64% 6,254
42 Ottawa 0.57% 12,260
43 Eudora 0.56% 6,602
44 Atchison 0.52% 10,598
45 Arkansas City 0.48% 11,868
46 Haysville 0.45% 11,132
47 Great Bend 0.24% 15,358
48 Parsons 0.24% 9,736
49 El Dorado 0.18% 12,988
50 Concordia 0.16% 5,070
51 Pratt 0.15% 6,703
52 Bonner Springs 0.1% 7,782
53 Augusta 0.0% 9,368
54 Mulvane 0.0% 6,045
55 Ulysses 0.0% 5,712
56 Chanute 0.0% 9,102
57 Wellington 0.0% 7,788
58 Abilene 0.0% 6,362

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