The 10 Connecticut Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2023

We used data and science to determine the cities in Connecticut 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 Connecticut is 165,872 - at 4.6% 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 2023:

  1. Stamford
  2. Groton
  3. Norwich
  4. Danbury
  5. Milford
  6. Middletown
  7. New Haven
  8. Norwalk
  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 2023. 8.54% 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 2023

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Population: 134,820
% Asian: 8.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,510
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.87%
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Stamford, CT

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Population: 9,333
% Asian: 7.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 709
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.39%
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Groton, CT

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Population: 40,020
% Asian: 6.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,704
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.67%
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Norwich, CT

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Population: 86,197
% Asian: 6.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,584
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.01%
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Danbury, CT

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Population: 50,694
% Asian: 6.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,154
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.23%
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Milford, CT

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Population: 47,164
% Asian: 5.59%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,638
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.46%
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Middletown, CT

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Population: 133,874
% Asian: 5.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,787
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.51%
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New Haven, CT

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Population: 90,821
% Asian: 4.97%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,513
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.23%
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Norwalk, CT

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Population: 40,944
% Asian: 4.93%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,018
Percent Change Since 2010: 112.64%
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Shelton, CT

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Population: 55,518
% Asian: 4.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,727
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.45%
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West Haven, CT

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Connecticut With The Largest Asian Population For 2023

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 2017-2021 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 1.4%.

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 Ansonia 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.

Summary: 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. Ansonia
  2. Bristol
  3. Derby

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Connecticut

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Stamford 8.54% 134,820
2 Groton 7.6% 9,333
3 Norwich 6.76% 40,020
4 Danbury 6.48% 86,197
5 Milford 6.22% 50,694
6 Middletown 5.59% 47,164
7 New Haven 5.07% 133,874
8 Norwalk 4.97% 90,821
9 Shelton 4.93% 40,944
10 West Haven 4.91% 55,518
11 Bridgeport 4.29% 148,529
12 Naugatuck 3.25% 31,586
13 New Britain 2.67% 74,022
14 Meriden 2.59% 60,790
15 Hartford 2.56% 121,562
16 New London 2.51% 27,585
17 Torrington 2.35% 35,447
18 Waterbury 2.15% 113,783
19 Derby 1.63% 12,387
20 Bristol 1.5% 60,733
21 Ansonia 1.44% 18,945

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Connecticut with the largest Asian population.

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