The 10 Florida Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Florida 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 Florida is 559,988 - at 2.7% of the total population of Florida.

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

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

  1. Pinellas Park
  2. Parkland
  3. Lake Mary
  4. Cooper City
  5. Winter Garden
  6. Gainesville
  7. West Melbourne
  8. Pinecrest
  9. Weston
  10. Davie

Which city in Florida had the largest Asian population? Pinellas Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Florida for 2021. 8.3% of Pinellas Park identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Florida For 2021

Pinellas Park, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 52,857
% Asian: 8.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,388
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.89%
More on Pinellas Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Parkland, FL

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 31,454
% Asian: 8.18%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,573
Percent Change Since 2010: 89.05%
More on Parkland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lake Mary, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 16,698
% Asian: 7.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,310
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.61%
More on Lake Mary: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Cooper City, FL

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 35,556
% Asian: 7.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,759
Percent Change Since 2010: 74.18%
More on Cooper City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Winter Garden, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 43,648
% Asian: 7.19%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,137
Percent Change Since 2010: 137.29%
More on Winter Garden: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gainesville, FL

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 132,127
% Asian: 7.17%
# Of Asian Residents: 9,469
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.9%
More on Gainesville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Melbourne, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 22,225
% Asian: 7.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,571
Percent Change Since 2010: 71.88%
More on West Melbourne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pinecrest, FL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 19,244
% Asian: 6.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,209
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.82%
More on Pinecrest: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Weston, FL

Source: City Of Weston
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 70,614
% Asian: 6.17%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,354
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.29%
More on Weston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Davie, FL

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 104,399
% Asian: 5.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,202
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.4%
More on Davie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Florida 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 Florida.

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 211 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.3% 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. Pinellas Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while St. Augustine Beach was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. St. Augustine Beach
  2. Pahokee
  3. Perry

For more Florida reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Florida

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Pinellas Park 8.3% 52,857
2 Parkland 8.18% 31,454
3 Lake Mary 7.85% 16,698
4 Cooper City 7.76% 35,556
5 Winter Garden 7.19% 43,648
6 Gainesville 7.17% 132,127
7 West Melbourne 7.07% 22,225
8 Pinecrest 6.28% 19,244
9 Weston 6.17% 70,614
10 Davie 5.94% 104,399
11 Oviedo 5.83% 40,370
12 Miramar 5.69% 139,468
13 Groveland 5.57% 13,672
14 Ocoee 5.42% 46,305
15 Coral Springs 5.24% 132,568
16 South Miami 4.99% 12,046
17 Winter Springs 4.82% 36,342
18 Palmetto Bay 4.81% 24,333
19 Pembroke Pines 4.79% 170,072
20 Minneola 4.78% 11,559
21 Oldsmar 4.74% 14,657
22 Wildwood 4.74% 6,838
23 Clermont 4.73% 35,209
24 Jacksonville 4.7% 890,467
25 Maitland 4.63% 17,765
26 Tallahassee 4.52% 191,279
27 Fort Walton Beach 4.45% 22,084
28 Plantation 4.37% 93,449
29 Callaway 4.3% 14,958
30 Palm Beach Gardens 4.28% 56,219
31 Belle Isle 4.24% 7,010
32 Tampa 4.24% 387,916
33 Melbourne 4.21% 81,468
34 Temple Terrace 4.19% 26,539
35 Orlando 4.08% 280,832
36 Sanford 4.08% 59,700
37 Royal Palm Beach 4.08% 38,962
38 Wellington 4.03% 64,396
39 Greenacres 3.93% 40,529
40 Southwest Ranches 3.9% 7,921
41 Oakland Park 3.75% 44,699
42 Valparaiso 3.75% 5,145
43 Longwood 3.62% 14,930
44 Port Orange 3.61% 62,726
45 Sunrise 3.61% 94,060
46 North Lauderdale 3.57% 44,020
47 Kissimmee 3.52% 71,185
48 Winter Park 3.44% 30,522
49 St. Petersburg 3.41% 261,338
50 Miami Shores 3.4% 10,459
51 Apopka 3.36% 51,800
52 Orange Park 3.34% 8,734
53 Altamonte Springs 3.34% 43,810
54 St. Pete Beach 3.34% 9,587
55 Panama City Beach 3.31% 12,751
56 Seminole 3.27% 18,657
57 Fernandina Beach 3.24% 12,364
58 Atlantic Beach 3.11% 13,575
59 Coconut Creek 3.09% 60,490
60 Tamarac 2.96% 65,874
61 Palm Coast 2.96% 85,933
62 Lake City 2.93% 12,063
63 Jupiter 2.9% 64,565
64 Boca Raton 2.88% 97,468
65 Clewiston 2.87% 7,781
66 Doral 2.85% 59,972
67 Margate 2.82% 58,023
68 Cocoa 2.75% 18,285
69 North Miami Beach 2.72% 42,971
70 Fort Myers 2.71% 79,927
71 Casselberry 2.67% 27,950
72 Bartow 2.64% 19,440
73 Titusville 2.52% 45,932
74 Clearwater 2.51% 115,159
75 North Palm Beach 2.49% 13,029
76 Port St. Lucie 2.47% 189,396
77 Gulfport 2.43% 12,335
78 Safety Harbor 2.43% 17,803
79 Holly Hill 2.41% 12,147
80 Ormond Beach 2.41% 42,545
81 Largo 2.41% 84,130
82 Daytona Beach 2.4% 67,604
83 Boynton Beach 2.39% 76,832
84 Niceville 2.36% 15,386
85 Dunedin 2.36% 36,381
86 Coral Gables 2.32% 50,226
87 Miami Beach 2.3% 90,108
88 Okeechobee 2.29% 5,724
89 Deerfield Beach 2.28% 80,312
90 Sunny Isles Beach 2.22% 21,942
91 Ocala 2.18% 59,267
92 Hollywood 2.18% 152,511
93 Riviera Beach 2.17% 34,702
94 Lakeland 2.15% 107,922
95 North Bay Village 2.07% 8,161
96 Hallandale Beach 2.05% 39,656
97 West Palm Beach 2.03% 109,767
98 Orange City 2.03% 11,990
99 Key West 2.0% 24,843
100 Panama City 1.99% 36,640

How Is The Area In ?

Talk To A Relocation Expert

Need help figuring out where to move? Email YouTube star Nick Johnson at [email protected].

It's $200 for a phone consultation, and you'll go over politics, weather, cost of living, schools, culture and more to discover which city is the PERFECT place for your family to move to.

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *