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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 Georgia is 444,677 - at 4.2% 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 2023:
Which city in Georgia had the largest Asian population? Morrow took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Georgia for 2023. 32.85% 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 2023
% Asian: 32.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,159
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.78%
More on Morrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 26.17%
# Of Asian Residents: 21,479
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.69%
More on Johns Creek: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 23.65%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,451
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.37%
More on Duluth: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 23.11%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,340
Percent Change Since 2010: 346.52%
More on Clarkston: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 21.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 14,291
Percent Change Since 2010: 112.98%
More on Alpharetta: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 20.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,257
Percent Change Since 2010: 95.63%
More on Suwanee: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 18.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,966
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.24%
More on Doraville: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 17.38%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,037
Percent Change Since 2010: 147.0%
More on Milton: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 17.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,720
Percent Change Since 2010: 71.28%
More on Dunwoody: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 16.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,326
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.12%
More on Lilburn: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Georgia 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 Georgia.
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*
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 121 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 32.9% 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 Austell 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.
Summary: 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:
For more Georgia reading, check out:
Table: Asian Population By City In Georgia
|32||Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (Balance)||3.94%|
|40||Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Unified Government||2.98%|
|73||Augusta-Richmond County Consolidated Government (Balance)||1.54%|