The 10 Connecticut Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021

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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Connecticut 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 Connecticut is 159,989 - at 4.5% of the total population of Connecticut.

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

Here are the cities in Connecticut with the largest Asian population in 2021:

  1. Stamford
  2. Norwich
  3. Groton
  4. Milford
  5. Danbury
  6. Middletown
  7. Norwalk
  8. New Haven
  9. Shelton
  10. West Haven

Which city in Connecticut had the largest Asian population? Stamford took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Connecticut for 2021. 8.48% of Stamford identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Connecticut For 2021

Stamford, CT

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Population: 129,309
% Asian: 8.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,968
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.04%
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Norwich, CT

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Population: 39,260
% Asian: 8.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,192
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.74%
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Groton, CT

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Population: 9,030
% Asian: 7.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 668
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.09%
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Milford, CT

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Population: 52,732
% Asian: 6.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,591
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.67%
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Danbury, CT

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Population: 84,619
% Asian: 6.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,334
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.9%
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Middletown, CT

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Population: 46,511
% Asian: 5.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,645
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.78%
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Norwalk, CT

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Population: 88,599
% Asian: 5.38%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,769
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.45%
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New Haven, CT

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Population: 130,331
% Asian: 4.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,441
Percent Change Since 2010: -3.66%
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Shelton, CT

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Population: 41,141
% Asian: 4.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,788
Percent Change Since 2010: 88.41%
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West Haven, CT

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Population: 54,763
% Asian: 4.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,262
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.44%
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How We Determined The Cities In Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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 9,000 people. That left us with 21 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.5% to 1.5%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Stamford took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Bristol was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Bristol
  2. Meriden
  3. Ansonia

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Connecticut

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Stamford 8.48% 129,309
2 Norwich 8.13% 39,260
3 Groton 7.4% 9,030
4 Milford 6.81% 52,732
5 Danbury 6.3% 84,619
6 Middletown 5.69% 46,511
7 Norwalk 5.38% 88,599
8 New Haven 4.94% 130,331
9 Shelton 4.35% 41,141
10 West Haven 4.13% 54,763
11 Derby 3.88% 12,485
12 Bridgeport 3.35% 145,639
13 Torrington 2.88% 34,489
14 New Britain 2.8% 72,767
15 Hartford 2.66% 123,088
16 Naugatuck 2.66% 31,347
17 Waterbury 2.35% 108,276
18 New London 2.25% 26,966
19 Ansonia 1.76% 18,802
20 Meriden 1.66% 59,676
21 Bristol 1.47% 60,218

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