The 10 Colorado Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Colorado 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 Colorado is 178,265 - at 3.1% of the total population of Colorado.

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

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

  1. Superior
  2. Greenwood Village
  3. Lone Tree
  4. Aurora
  5. Broomfield
  6. Boulder
  7. Erie
  8. Frederick
  9. Centennial
  10. Westminster

Which city in Colorado had the largest Asian population? Superior took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Colorado for 2022. 18.61% of Superior identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Colorado For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,292
% Asian: 18.61%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,474
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.83%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,100
% Asian: 13.93%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,104
Percent Change Since 2010: 244.35%
More on Greenwood Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,381
% Asian: 8.18%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,094
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.07%
More on Lone Tree: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lone Tree, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 379,434
% Asian: 6.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 25,574
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.32%
More on Aurora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Aurora, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 69,444
% Asian: 6.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,556
Percent Change Since 2010: 57.37%
More on Broomfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Broomfield, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 108,777
% Asian: 5.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,365
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.34%
More on Boulder: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Boulder, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,157
% Asian: 5.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,505
Percent Change Since 2010: 154.65%
More on Erie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Erie, CO

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,414
% Asian: 5.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 575
Percent Change Since 2010: 307.8%
More on Frederick: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Frederick, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 111,331
% Asian: 5.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,097
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.44%
More on Centennial: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Centennial, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 114,832
% Asian: 5.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,281
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.33%
More on Westminster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westminster, CO

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Colorado 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 Colorado.

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 71 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 18.6% 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. Superior took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Gypsum was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Gypsum
  2. Fort Lupton
  3. Estes Park

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Colorado

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Superior 18.61% 13,292
2 Greenwood Village 13.93% 15,100
3 Lone Tree 8.18% 13,381
4 Aurora 6.74% 379,434
5 Broomfield 6.56% 69,444
6 Boulder 5.85% 108,777
7 Erie 5.54% 27,157
8 Frederick 5.52% 10,414
9 Centennial 5.48% 111,331
10 Westminster 5.47% 114,832
11 Louisville 5.34% 19,342
12 Parker 4.97% 55,460
13 John 4.94% 14,357
14 Aspen 4.9% 7,721
15 Thornton 4.87% 144,186
16 Lafayette 3.97% 27,952
17 Fountain 3.95% 30,240
18 Sheridan 3.61% 6,072
19 Denver 3.55% 715,878
20 Lakewood 3.51% 155,733
21 Longmont 3.34% 95,864
22 Fort Collins 3.33% 166,069
23 Northglenn 3.15% 39,201
24 Firestone 3.03% 13,165
25 Colorado Springs 2.76% 471,686
26 Brighton 2.58% 38,355
27 Salida 2.56% 5,543
28 La Junta 2.42% 6,907
29 Littleton 2.32% 46,208
30 Cortez 2.18% 8,729
31 Steamboat Springs 2.07% 13,048
32 Arvada 2.06% 120,229
33 Golden 2.0% 20,391
34 Castle Rock 1.99% 65,176
35 Windsor 1.98% 23,679
36 Delta 1.97% 8,893
37 Glenwood Springs 1.89% 10,048
38 Commerce City 1.72% 55,891
39 Cherry Hills Village 1.66% 6,680
40 Grand Junction 1.48% 62,218
41 Alamosa 1.41% 9,360
42 Greeley 1.33% 107,445
43 Vail 1.16% 5,614
44 Avon 1.12% 6,711
45 Trinidad 1.11% 8,076
46 Sterling 1.07% 14,421
47 Federal Heights 1.06% 13,537
48 Loveland 1.03% 81,774
49 Englewood 1.01% 34,840
50 Montrose 1.0% 19,396
51 Wheat Ridge 0.98% 31,889
52 Evans 0.93% 22,128
53 Durango 0.77% 19,413
54 Milliken 0.76% 7,862
55 Berthoud 0.68% 8,574
56 Pueblo 0.66% 111,776
57 Fruita 0.55% 14,068
58 Rifle 0.53% 9,771
59 Lamar 0.41% 7,598
60 Wellington 0.38% 8,651
61 Carbondale 0.26% 6,658
62 Craig 0.2% 8,978
63 Fort Morgan 0.19% 11,311
64 Woodland Park 0.19% 7,943
65 Brush 0.0% 5,408
66 Eagle 0.0% 6,896
67 Gunnison 0.0% 6,653
68 Edgewater 0.0% 5,410
69 Estes Park 0.0% 6,504
70 Fort Lupton 0.0% 8,600
71 Gypsum 0.0% 7,049

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

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