The 10 California Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in California 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 California is 5,743,983 - at 14.6% of the total population of California.

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

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

  1. Cupertino
  2. Milpitas
  3. Monterey Park
  4. Walnut
  5. San Marino
  6. Rosemead
  7. Temple City
  8. San Gabriel
  9. Fremont
  10. Arcadia

Which city in California had the largest Asian population? Cupertino took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in California for 2022. 68.95% of Cupertino identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In California For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

10
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Population: 59,799
% Asian: 68.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 41,234
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.55%
More on Cupertino: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cupertino, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 75,182
% Asian: 67.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 50,889
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.13%
More on Milpitas: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milpitas, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 60,597
% Asian: 65.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 39,654
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.56%
More on Monterey Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Monterey Park, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 29,764
% Asian: 64.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 19,315
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.45%
More on Walnut: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Walnut, CA

Overall SnackAbility

10
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Population: 13,020
% Asian: 64.55%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,405
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.94%
More on San Marino: Real Estate | Data | Photos

San Marino, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 53,850
% Asian: 64.0%
# Of Asian Residents: 34,464
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.77%
More on Rosemead: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rosemead, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 35,699
% Asian: 63.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 22,580
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.26%
More on Temple City: Real Estate | Data

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 40,108
% Asian: 62.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 24,885
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.19%
More on San Gabriel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

San Gabriel, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 234,829
% Asian: 60.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 142,960
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.33%
More on Fremont: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fremont, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 57,053
% Asian: 59.32%
# Of Asian Residents: 33,844
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.9%
More on Arcadia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Arcadia, CA

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In California 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 California.

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 421 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 69.0% 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. Cupertino took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Orange Cove was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Orange Cove
  2. Mendota
  3. Huron

For more California reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In California

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Cupertino 68.95% 59,799
2 Milpitas 67.69% 75,182
3 Monterey Park 65.44% 60,597
4 Walnut 64.89% 29,764
5 San Marino 64.55% 13,020
6 Rosemead 64.0% 53,850
7 Temple City 63.25% 35,699
8 San Gabriel 62.04% 40,108
9 Fremont 60.88% 234,829
10 Arcadia 59.32% 57,053
11 Cerritos 59.15% 49,388
12 Diamond Bar 58.8% 55,870
13 Daly City 58.42% 107,197
14 Union City 54.77% 75,067
15 Alhambra 51.65% 84,509
16 Westminster 51.01% 90,857
17 Dublin 50.94% 63,856
18 Foster City 50.52% 33,056
19 Saratoga 49.62% 31,084
20 La Palma 48.32% 15,657
21 Sunnyvale 48.1% 152,569
22 San Ramon 47.44% 81,344
23 Millbrae 45.41% 22,998
24 Santa Clara 44.63% 126,723
25 Hercules 43.83% 26,090
26 Irvine 43.45% 272,694
27 Garden Grove 41.79% 172,800
28 South San Francisco 40.64% 66,878
29 Artesia 39.94% 16,456
30 Torrance 37.41% 144,430
31 Pleasanton 37.34% 79,975
32 San Jose 36.95% 1,029,409
33 Chino Hills 36.81% 82,800
34 Cypress 36.42% 49,137
35 Fountain Valley 36.28% 56,118
36 Newark 35.96% 48,148
37 Los Altos Hills 34.7% 8,496
38 American Canyon 34.5% 20,256
39 San Leandro 34.42% 90,489
40 San Francisco 33.98% 874,784
41 Palo Alto 33.19% 67,973
42 Buena Park 32.56% 82,228
43 Rancho Palos Verdes 32.45% 41,635
44 Los Altos 32.4% 30,878
45 South Pasadena 31.81% 25,478
46 Mountain View 31.67% 80,104
47 Alameda 31.51% 79,827
48 San Bruno 31.08% 44,663
49 Albany 30.8% 20,145
50 Hillsborough 30.79% 11,608
51 El Monte 30.52% 113,917
52 Belmont 30.47% 26,963
53 Emeryville 29.82% 11,679
54 West Covina 29.16% 105,808
55 El Cerrito 28.68% 25,280
56 Elk Grove 28.53% 173,370
57 Burlingame 27.92% 30,071
58 Hayward 27.64% 158,817
59 Stanton 26.78% 38,317
60 Loma Linda 26.66% 24,239
61 Lathrop 25.99% 23,863
62 Rolling Hills Estates 25.97% 8,025
63 Gardena 25.69% 59,401
64 Carson 25.31% 91,354
65 Tustin 24.81% 80,815
66 Pinole 24.65% 19,343
67 San Mateo 23.86% 103,619
68 Brea 23.75% 44,182
69 Vallejo 23.72% 121,275
70 Fullerton 23.67% 141,061
71 Campbell 23.45% 42,891
72 Davis 23.01% 68,640
73 Palos Verdes Estates 22.1% 13,359
74 Baldwin Park 21.66% 75,659
75 Signal Hill 21.43% 11,430
76 Laguna Woods 21.16% 16,056
77 La Mirada 20.84% 48,260
78 Berkeley 20.74% 123,065
79 Stockton 20.46% 311,103
80 Yorba Linda 20.42% 68,103
81 Atherton 20.3% 7,060
82 Pacifica 20.28% 38,663
83 Livingston 20.0% 14,392
84 Yuba City 19.67% 66,660
85 Piedmont 19.48% 11,454
86 Moraga 19.13% 16,896
87 Sacramento 18.95% 503,482
88 Pittsburg 18.79% 71,723
89 Lakewood 18.49% 79,676
90 Suisun City 18.14% 29,459
91 Pasadena 17.92% 142,017
92 Walnut Creek 17.86% 69,836
93 Lake Forest 17.75% 84,666
94 National City 17.51% 61,342
95 Culver City 17.44% 38,913
96 San Carlos 17.38% 29,647
97 Tracy 17.22% 91,462
98 Anaheim 17.14% 353,085
99 San Diego 16.94% 1,414,545
100 Sierra Madre 16.57% 10,829
101 Lomita 16.54% 20,212
102 Folsom 16.53% 79,584
103 La Habra Heights 16.47% 5,318
104 Duarte 15.96% 21,399
105 San Pablo 15.96% 30,959
106 Fairfield 15.81% 116,544
107 Placentia 15.81% 52,049
108 Villa Park 15.67% 5,883
109 Oakland 15.58% 422,575
110 Los Gatos 15.55% 31,943
111 Redwood City 15.53% 84,518
112 Laguna Hills 15.43% 31,613
113 Aliso Viejo 15.25% 50,385
114 San Dimas 15.25% 33,812
115 Orinda 15.24% 19,461
116 Menlo Park 15.11% 35,211
117 Morgan Hill 15.06% 44,789
118 Claremont 14.82% 35,610
119 Richmond 14.74% 110,051
120 Chula Vista 14.72% 268,779
121 Manhattan Beach 14.63% 35,064
122 Chino 14.62% 89,170
123 South El Monte 14.62% 20,791
124 Danville 14.51% 44,933
125 Redondo Beach 14.38% 66,663
126 Marina 14.11% 21,966
127 Fresno 14.04% 526,147
128 Glendale 14.03% 199,357
129 Azusa 13.9% 49,584
130 Rancho Cucamonga 13.81% 178,060
131 Mission Viejo 13.71% 95,638
132 Pleasant Hill 13.7% 34,903
133 Los Alamitos 13.65% 11,521
134 Rancho Cordova 13.53% 74,394
135 Oroville 13.47% 19,659
136 Norwalk 12.99% 104,524
137 Montebello 12.98% 62,697
138 Livermore 12.93% 91,763
139 La Puente 12.93% 39,780
140 Live Oak 12.74% 8,794
141 Covina 12.71% 47,787
142 Huntington Beach 12.7% 199,778
143 Clayton 12.65% 11,585
144 La Habra 12.63% 62,787
145 Concord 12.5% 129,227
146 Long Beach 12.49% 462,081
147 Monrovia 12.49% 37,636
148 Orange 12.45% 139,322
149 Delano 12.4% 52,821
150 Poway 12.16% 49,780
151 Santa Ana 11.96% 332,610
152 Bellflower 11.95% 76,339
153 Burbank 11.79% 103,411
154 Simi Valley 11.71% 125,768
155 Lawndale 11.7% 32,533
156 Los Angeles 11.6% 3,973,278
157 Roseville 11.55% 138,860
158 Glendora 11.49% 51,087
159 West Sacramento 11.48% 53,574
160 Antioch 11.27% 111,468
161 Benicia 11.15% 28,158
162 Laguna Niguel 11.12% 65,048
163 Montclair 11.11% 40,041
164 Manteca 10.93% 81,078
165 Hawaiian Gardens 10.91% 14,212
166 Lodi 10.81% 66,562
167 Clovis 10.74% 112,663
168 Merced 10.65% 84,081
169 Rocklin 10.59% 67,070
170 Seal Beach 10.53% 24,268
171 Gilroy 10.47% 55,227
172 Santa Clarita 10.46% 212,519
173 Lafayette 10.42% 25,949
174 Pomona 10.42% 151,124
175 Rancho Santa Margarita 10.36% 48,280
176 Corona 10.35% 168,112
177 La Verne 10.32% 32,346
178 Brentwood 10.3% 63,013
179 San Marcos 10.26% 96,219
180 Santa Cruz 10.22% 65,011
181 Willows 10.19% 6,053
182 Goleta 10.07% 32,142
183 El Segundo 9.92% 16,575
184 Fowler 9.91% 6,366
185 Santa Monica 9.79% 91,600
186 Beverly Hills 9.79% 33,709
187 Seaside 9.74% 34,063
188 Thousand Oaks 9.4% 127,648
189 Calabasas 9.18% 23,842
190 Martinez 9.05% 38,397
191 Temecula 9.03% 113,117
192 Murrieta 9.01% 114,066
193 Vacaville 8.92% 99,958
194 Costa Mesa 8.85% 112,958
195 Carlsbad 8.75% 114,411
196 Camarillo 8.69% 68,583
197 Upland 8.6% 77,348
198 Riverside 8.42% 327,569
199 Highland 8.4% 55,339
200 Woodside 8.05% 5,593
201 Scotts Valley 7.96% 12,055
202 Kingsburg 7.88% 12,116
203 Woodland 7.86% 59,759
204 Moorpark 7.59% 36,443
205 Santa Fe Springs 7.53% 17,643
206 Newport Beach 7.47% 86,694
207 Modesto 7.45% 214,485
208 Oakley 7.44% 41,656
209 Lemoore 7.42% 25,867
210 Beaumont 7.36% 48,272
211 La Mesa 7.24% 60,208
212 Agoura Hills 7.24% 20,269
213 Redlands 7.16% 71,680
214 Bakersfield 7.15% 379,879
215 Hughson 7.1% 7,545
216 Pacific Grove 7.1% 15,471
217 Tiburon 7.1% 9,167
218 Cathedral City 7.06% 54,812
219 Oceanside 7.03% 175,694
220 Lake Elsinore 6.98% 64,201
221 Ceres 6.95% 48,355
222 Downey 6.9% 111,263
223 Lincoln 6.81% 48,150
224 Mammoth Lakes 6.8% 8,263
225 Lemon Grove 6.69% 26,739
226 Hawthorne 6.68% 85,410
227 Rohnert Park 6.6% 42,559
228 Oxnard 6.57% 207,722
229 San Rafael 6.49% 59,178
230 Fontana 6.48% 212,704
231 Solana Beach 6.38% 13,301
232 Imperial Beach 6.33% 27,334
233 South Lake Tahoe 6.17% 22,535
234 Half Moon Bay 6.15% 12,583
235 Eureka 6.14% 26,938
236 Hermosa Beach 6.09% 19,147
237 West Hollywood 6.08% 35,506
238 Sausalito 6.06% 7,177
239 Salinas 6.01% 156,177
240 Ontario 6.01% 178,194
241 Monterey 6.0% 28,575
242 East Palo Alto 5.96% 29,448
243 Escondido 5.92% 150,396
244 Larkspur 5.89% 12,363
245 Santa Rosa 5.89% 178,391
246 Turlock 5.89% 72,715
247 Novato 5.88% 53,781
248 Visalia 5.69% 133,100
249 Mill Valley 5.49% 14,456
250 Menifee 5.38% 92,968
251 Moreno Valley 5.33% 208,751
252 Morro Bay 5.33% 10,592
253 Wildomar 5.33% 36,091
254 Riverbank 5.31% 24,623
255 Grand Terrace 5.29% 12,559
256 Patterson 5.28% 22,309
257 Corte Madera 5.17% 9,793
258 San Clemente 5.11% 64,929
259 Whittier 5.01% 84,821
260 San Luis Obispo 4.96% 47,402
261 Waterford 4.92% 8,884
262 Rancho Mirage 4.89% 18,537
263 Palm Springs 4.86% 48,390
264 Rio Vista 4.86% 9,407
265 Redding 4.7% 92,025
266 Santa Maria 4.7% 105,528
267 Chico 4.69% 98,683
268 Porterville 4.66% 59,056
269 Calimesa 4.63% 9,156
270 Atwater 4.59% 30,336
271 Santee 4.5% 57,407
272 Palm Desert 4.46% 53,087
273 Kerman 4.42% 14,920
274 Lancaster 4.41% 157,697
275 Hanford 4.38% 57,339
276 La Quinta 4.33% 41,650
277 Yucaipa 4.3% 54,358
278 Petaluma 4.28% 60,865
279 Dixon 4.28% 20,106
280 Fairfax 4.26% 7,629
281 Ridgecrest 4.23% 28,905
282 El Cajon 4.23% 103,249
283 San Anselmo 4.22% 12,623
284 Capitola 4.18% 10,090
285 Galt 4.17% 26,235
286 Victorville 4.14% 122,958
287 Westlake Village 4.12% 8,203
288 Chowchilla 4.1% 18,443
289 Vista 4.05% 100,659
290 Palmdale 4.04% 153,240
291 Arroyo Grande 3.97% 17,924
292 Arcata 3.94% 18,266
293 San Buenaventura (Ventura) 3.93% 108,467
294 San Bernardino 3.89% 216,784
295 Dana Point 3.86% 33,782
296 Banning 3.79% 30,276
297 Sebastopol 3.78% 7,664
298 Encinitas 3.73% 62,967
299 Twentynine Palms 3.71% 26,748
300 Santa Barbara 3.61% 90,911
301 San Jacinto 3.55% 48,786
302 San Juan Capistrano 3.55% 35,976
303 Pico Rivera 3.53% 62,507
304 Lompoc 3.5% 42,753
305 Desert Hot Springs 3.48% 29,280
306 Paramount 3.48% 53,949
307 Taft 3.44% 9,189
308 Canyon Lake 3.44% 11,237
309 Citrus Heights 3.39% 87,665
310 Norco 3.38% 27,021
311 Colton 3.37% 54,215
312 Ojai 3.35% 7,613
313 Perris 3.33% 77,708
314 Imperial 3.26% 18,631
315 Pismo Beach 3.26% 8,042
316 Marysville 3.11% 12,467
317 Windsor 3.08% 27,635
318 Exeter 3.07% 10,433
319 Los Banos 3.06% 39,443
320 Sanger 2.97% 26,744
321 Ukiah 2.95% 15,963
322 Coronado 2.92% 24,526
323 Red Bluff 2.91% 14,091
324 Port Hueneme 2.89% 21,979
325 Guadalupe 2.89% 7,654
326 Laguna Beach 2.88% 22,991
327 Yucca Valley 2.86% 21,701
328 Napa 2.76% 78,294
329 Malibu 2.63% 12,280
330 California City 2.57% 14,001
331 Anderson 2.57% 10,479
332 Hemet 2.54% 84,686
333 Barstow 2.46% 23,547
334 El Paso De Robles (Paso Robles) 2.46% 31,480
335 Tehachapi 2.43% 12,718
336 Hesperia 2.43% 95,163
337 Inglewood 2.41% 109,309
338 Ripon 2.37% 16,049
339 Watsonville 2.34% 52,398
340 Apple Valley 2.34% 73,339
341 Reedley 2.28% 25,710
342 Woodlake 2.26% 7,708
343 Tulare 2.23% 64,546
344 Gustine 2.19% 5,748
345 Indio 2.15% 89,996
346 Blythe 2.15% 19,747
347 Rialto 2.12% 103,549
348 Hollister 2.11% 40,100
349 Grover Beach 2.08% 13,481
350 St. Helena 2.07% 6,049
351 Cotati 2.06% 7,487
352 Carpinteria 2.01% 13,449
353 Soledad 1.96% 25,667
354 Susanville 1.93% 14,922
355 Coalinga 1.9% 17,252
356 Oakdale 1.86% 22,932
357 Selma 1.78% 24,405
358 Loomis 1.78% 6,802
359 El Centro 1.77% 43,881
360 Big Bear Lake 1.72% 5,302
361 Sonoma 1.71% 11,082
362 Grass Valley 1.68% 12,817
363 Crescent City 1.64% 6,690
364 Fort Bragg 1.58% 7,279
365 Madera 1.58% 65,575
366 Gonzales 1.56% 8,348
367 Cloverdale 1.55% 8,854
368 Solvang 1.47% 5,644
369 Arvin 1.44% 21,220
370 Dinuba 1.37% 24,455
371 Atascadero 1.36% 30,444
372 Newman 1.36% 11,498
373 Adelanto 1.32% 34,238
374 Auburn 1.3% 14,104
375 King City 1.18% 13,845
376 Calistoga 1.14% 5,346
377 Orland 1.13% 7,843
378 San Fernando 1.04% 24,244
379 Healdsburg 1.02% 11,924
380 Compton 1.02% 95,804
381 Truckee 1.01% 16,666
382 Greenfield 0.97% 17,565
383 Clearlake 0.95% 15,329
384 Paradise 0.91% 17,560
385 Lindsay 0.89% 12,793
386 Commerce 0.88% 12,738
387 Gridley 0.85% 7,154
388 Escalon 0.85% 7,553
389 Bell 0.84% 35,301
390 Placerville 0.82% 10,954
391 South Gate 0.82% 94,905
392 Calexico 0.78% 39,841
393 Wasco 0.77% 27,553
394 Corcoran 0.72% 22,078
395 Lynwood 0.69% 69,625
396 Colusa 0.69% 6,111
397 Corning 0.69% 7,589
398 Fillmore 0.63% 15,631
399 Calipatria 0.58% 7,260
400 Shafter 0.57% 19,743
401 Santa Paula 0.49% 30,297
402 Huntington Park 0.49% 57,761
403 Holtville 0.46% 6,129
404 Maywood 0.45% 27,127
405 Bell Gardens 0.45% 41,770
406 Fortuna 0.39% 12,135
407 Brawley 0.38% 25,942
408 Coachella 0.28% 45,658
409 Avenal 0.28% 13,033
410 Yreka 0.26% 7,589
411 Parlier 0.24% 15,645
412 Cudahy 0.19% 23,606
413 Mcfarland 0.17% 13,244
414 Farmersville 0.13% 10,842
415 Ione 0.06% 7,861
416 Firebaugh 0.05% 7,772
417 Shasta Lake 0.04% 10,235
418 Winters 0.03% 7,285
419 Huron 0.0% 7,084
420 Mendota 0.0% 12,173
421 Orange Cove 0.0% 10,120

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

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