The 10 Georgia Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Georgia 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 Georgia 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 Georgia is 410,705 - at 3.9% of the total population of Georgia.

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

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

  1. Morrow
  2. Johns Creek
  3. Duluth
  4. Clarkston
  5. Suwanee
  6. Alpharetta
  7. Lilburn
  8. Dunwoody
  9. Doraville
  10. Milton

Which city in Georgia had the largest Asian population? Morrow took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Georgia for 2021. 39.71% of Morrow identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Georgia For 2021

Morrow, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 6,965
% Asian: 39.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,766
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.43%
More on Morrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Johns Creek, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 83,999
% Asian: 26.42%
# Of Asian Residents: 22,192
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.46%
More on Johns Creek: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Duluth, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 29,370
% Asian: 25.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,400
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.52%
More on Duluth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clarkston, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,750
% Asian: 24.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,140
Percent Change Since 2010: 319.79%
More on Clarkston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Suwanee, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,743
% Asian: 20.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,091
Percent Change Since 2010: 88.01%
More on Suwanee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Alpharetta, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 65,590
% Asian: 20.14%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,209
Percent Change Since 2010: 96.86%
More on Alpharetta: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lilburn, GA

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,644
% Asian: 19.66%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,486
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.14%
More on Lilburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dunwoody, GA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 49,371
% Asian: 18.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,950
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.8%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Doraville, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 10,228
% Asian: 15.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,623
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.59%
More on Doraville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Milton, GA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 38,759
% Asian: 12.9%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,999
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.47%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Georgia 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 Georgia.

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 120 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 39.7% 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. Morrow took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Waynesboro was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Waynesboro
  2. Cedartown
  3. Union City

For more Georgia reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Georgia

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Morrow 39.71% 6,965
2 Johns Creek 26.42% 83,999
3 Duluth 25.2% 29,370
4 Clarkston 24.63% 12,750
5 Suwanee 20.72% 19,743
6 Alpharetta 20.14% 65,590
7 Lilburn 19.66% 12,644
8 Dunwoody 18.13% 49,371
9 Doraville 15.87% 10,228
10 Milton 12.9% 38,759
11 Norcross 10.13% 16,458
12 Stockbridge 10.1% 29,089
13 Sugar Hill 9.16% 23,121
14 Chamblee 7.77% 29,232
15 Smyrna 7.69% 56,268
16 Sandy Springs 7.3% 107,072
17 Fayetteville 7.24% 17,586
18 Forest Park 6.66% 19,723
19 Peachtree City 6.29% 35,443
20 Lawrenceville 6.11% 29,719
21 Cumming 6.02% 6,309
22 Kennesaw 5.57% 33,960
23 Warner Robins 4.82% 76,115
24 Lafayette 4.67% 7,237
25 Atlanta 4.41% 488,800
26 Roswell 4.33% 94,498
27 Newnan 4.14% 39,019
28 Loganville 4.08% 12,010
29 Auburn 4.04% 7,481
30 Riverdale 3.98% 15,291
31 Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance) 3.91% 124,719
32 Villa Rica 3.76% 15,392
33 Woodstock 3.56% 31,437
34 Decatur 3.51% 24,002
35 Buford 3.32% 16,143
36 Fort Oglethorpe 3.27% 9,954
37 Tyrone 3.18% 7,295
38 Lagrange 3.0% 30,400
39 Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government 2.89% 10,560
40 Snellville 2.83% 19,778
41 Dalton 2.81% 33,571
42 Rome 2.79% 36,332
43 Hapeville 2.78% 6,577
44 Acworth 2.76% 22,534
45 Richmond Hill 2.74% 12,720
46 Tifton 2.67% 16,644
47 Hinesville 2.64% 32,996
48 Savannah 2.6% 145,403
49 Marietta 2.59% 60,544
50 Dublin 2.5% 15,828
51 Columbus 2.46% 195,739
52 Winder 2.4% 16,413
53 Kingsland 2.39% 17,093
54 Adel 2.34% 5,289
55 Pooler 2.31% 23,858
56 Vidalia 2.28% 10,409
57 Flowery Branch 2.23% 7,497
58 Holly Springs 2.19% 12,509
59 Gainesville 2.18% 39,991
60 Brunswick 2.16% 16,122
61 Braselton 2.1% 11,452
62 St. Marys 1.91% 18,077
63 Jefferson 1.87% 11,114
64 Centerville 1.84% 7,751
65 Milledgeville 1.84% 18,738
66 Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance) 1.82% 197,191
67 Douglasville 1.75% 33,052
68 Moultrie 1.69% 14,069
69 Calhoun 1.63% 16,940
70 Statesboro 1.63% 31,495
71 Conyers 1.62% 15,986
72 Toccoa 1.6% 8,308
73 Valdosta 1.56% 56,095
74 Canton 1.49% 28,166
75 Rincon 1.49% 10,027
76 East Point 1.45% 34,957
77 Garden City 1.33% 8,885
78 Fitzgerald 1.33% 8,812
79 Powder Springs 1.32% 15,163
80 Perry 1.29% 16,595
81 Jesup 1.28% 9,753
82 Griffin 1.25% 22,748
83 Monroe 1.21% 13,418
84 Eastman 1.21% 5,135
85 Carrollton 1.13% 26,570
86 Bremen 1.09% 6,394
87 Mcdonough 1.08% 24,852
88 Dahlonega 0.92% 6,773
89 College Park 0.91% 14,501
90 Albany 0.91% 73,478
91 Austell 0.89% 7,205
92 Americus 0.78% 15,503
93 Stone Mountain 0.73% 6,285
94 Hampton 0.72% 7,735
95 Commerce 0.7% 6,858
96 Covington 0.67% 13,967
97 Grovetown 0.66% 14,053
98 Dallas 0.66% 13,321
99 Sandersville 0.61% 5,546
100 Thomson 0.47% 6,593

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