The 10 Idaho Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Idaho 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 Idaho is 23,603 - at 1.3% of the total population of Idaho.

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

Here are the cities in Idaho with the largest Asian population in 2022:

  1. Mountain Home
  2. Boise City
  3. Moscow
  4. Twin Falls
  5. Meridian
  6. Pocatello
  7. Rexburg
  8. Eagle
  9. Chubbuck
  10. Garden City

Which city in Idaho had the largest Asian population? Mountain Home took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Idaho for 2022. 3.56% of Mountain Home identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Idaho For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,308
% Asian: 3.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 509
Percent Change Since 2010: 144.71%
More on Mountain Home: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mountain Home, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 228,057
% Asian: 3.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,058
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.85%
More on Boise City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Boise City, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 25,652
% Asian: 2.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 748
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.06%
More on Moscow: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Moscow, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 49,819
% Asian: 2.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,433
Percent Change Since 2010: 150.09%
More on Twin Falls: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Twin Falls, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 107,787
% Asian: 2.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,551
Percent Change Since 2010: 93.4%
More on Meridian: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Meridian, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 56,016
% Asian: 2.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,315
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.46%
More on Pocatello: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pocatello, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 29,064
% Asian: 1.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 568
Percent Change Since 2010: 121.01%
More on Rexburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rexburg, ID

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 28,145
% Asian: 1.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 499
Percent Change Since 2010: 85.5%
More on Eagle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eagle, ID

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,301
% Asian: 1.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 245
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.36%
More on Chubbuck: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chubbuck, ID

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,873
% Asian: 1.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 182
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.14%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Garden City, ID

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Idaho With The Largest Asian Population For 2022

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 Idaho.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 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 32 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 3.6% 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. Mountain Home took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Emmett was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Emmett
  2. Preston
  3. Payette

For more Idaho reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Idaho

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Mountain Home 3.56% 14,308
2 Boise City 3.09% 228,057
3 Moscow 2.92% 25,652
4 Twin Falls 2.88% 49,819
5 Meridian 2.37% 107,787
6 Pocatello 2.35% 56,016
7 Rexburg 1.95% 29,064
8 Eagle 1.77% 28,145
9 Chubbuck 1.6% 15,301
10 Garden City 1.53% 11,873
11 Burley 1.48% 10,476
12 Coeur D'alene 1.28% 51,491
13 Sandpoint 1.1% 8,692
14 Idaho Falls 1.1% 62,417
15 Ammon 1.1% 16,403
16 Kuna 0.95% 20,985
17 Middleton 0.95% 8,005
18 Caldwell 0.93% 56,734
19 Blackfoot 0.89% 11,936
20 Nampa 0.87% 96,825
21 Lewiston 0.83% 32,853
22 Post Falls 0.57% 34,971
23 Hayden 0.56% 15,049
24 Rathdrum 0.42% 8,672
25 Hailey 0.36% 8,575
26 Star 0.34% 9,819
27 Jerome 0.2% 11,824
28 Weiser 0.15% 5,358
29 Rupert 0.09% 5,820
30 Payette 0.0% 7,655
31 Preston 0.0% 5,477
32 Emmett 0.0% 6,942

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in Idaho with the largest Asian population.

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