The 10 Colorado Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Colorado with the largest Asian population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Colorado 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 Colorado is 174,660 - 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 2021:

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

Which city in Colorado had the largest Asian population? Superior took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Colorado for 2021. 18.15% 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 2021

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 13,077
% Asian: 18.15%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,373
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.2%
More on Superior: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood Village, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 15,738
% Asian: 11.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,745
Percent Change Since 2010: 185.6%
More on Greenwood Village: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lone Tree, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,923
% Asian: 10.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,360
Percent Change Since 2010: 101.48%
More on Lone Tree: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Broomfield, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 67,886
% Asian: 6.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,411
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.37%
More on Broomfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Aurora, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 369,111
% Asian: 6.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 23,606
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.76%
More on Aurora: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westminster, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 112,962
% Asian: 5.84%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,593
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.81%
More on Westminster: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Boulder, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 106,392
% Asian: 5.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,133
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.3%
More on Boulder: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Centennial, CO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 110,218
% Asian: 5.21%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,740
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.93%
More on Centennial: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Louisville, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,860
% Asian: 5.14%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,072
Percent Change Since 2010: 61.93%
More on Louisville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Erie, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,223
% Asian: 5.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,226
Percent Change Since 2010: 107.45%
More on Erie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Colorado 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 Colorado.

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 71 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 18.1% 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.

There You Have It - 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. Berthoud
  3. Fort Lupton

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Colorado

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Superior 18.15% 13,077
2 Greenwood Village 11.09% 15,738
3 Lone Tree 10.52% 12,923
4 Broomfield 6.5% 67,886
5 Aurora 6.4% 369,111
6 Westminster 5.84% 112,962
7 Boulder 5.76% 106,392
8 Centennial 5.21% 110,218
9 Louisville 5.14% 20,860
10 Erie 5.06% 24,223
11 Aspen 5.06% 7,431
12 Parker 4.83% 54,352
13 Thornton 4.78% 136,868
14 Fountain 4.56% 29,784
15 Lafayette 4.1% 28,742
16 Salida 3.8% 5,791
17 Denver 3.65% 705,576
18 Lakewood 3.56% 155,146
19 Fort Collins 3.41% 165,609
20 Evans 3.37% 20,533
21 Frederick 3.24% 12,767
22 Glenwood Springs 3.17% 9,915
23 Brighton 3.11% 39,836
24 Longmont 3.1% 94,445
25 John 3.02% 14,910
26 Colorado Springs 2.84% 464,871
27 Firestone 2.63% 14,033
28 Littleton 2.62% 47,989
29 Golden 2.58% 20,693
30 Northglenn 2.52% 38,973
31 Federal Heights 2.42% 12,745
32 La Junta 2.22% 6,893
33 Delta 2.08% 8,829
34 Cherry Hills Village 2.0% 6,647
35 Arvada 2.0% 118,746
36 Windsor 1.85% 26,806
37 Commerce City 1.83% 56,448
38 Castle Rock 1.82% 62,417
39 Cortez 1.74% 8,675
40 Steamboat Springs 1.66% 12,928
41 Alamosa 1.58% 9,441
42 Trinidad 1.56% 8,080
43 Englewood 1.37% 34,259
44 Greeley 1.29% 105,888
45 Grand Junction 1.24% 62,062
46 Sheridan 1.18% 6,089
47 Wheat Ridge 1.12% 31,331
48 Sterling 1.07% 14,478
49 Loveland 0.97% 76,972
50 Avon 0.93% 6,539
51 Montrose 0.91% 19,238
52 Vail 0.89% 5,479
53 Woodland Park 0.77% 7,555
54 Fort Morgan 0.75% 11,377
55 Pueblo 0.63% 110,841
56 Durango 0.62% 18,588
57 Milliken 0.61% 7,185
58 Rifle 0.59% 9,650
59 Fruita 0.46% 13,236
60 Lamar 0.45% 7,564
61 Wellington 0.41% 9,272
62 Carbondale 0.24% 6,785
63 Craig 0.2% 8,928
64 Eagle 0.0% 6,856
65 Gunnison 0.0% 6,403
66 Edgewater 0.0% 5,328
67 Brush 0.0% 5,395
68 Estes Park 0.0% 6,377
69 Fort Lupton 0.0% 8,133
70 Berthoud 0.0% 7,191
71 Gypsum 0.0% 7,173

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