The 10 Illinois Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Illinois 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 Illinois is 702,457 - at 5.5% of the total population of Illinois.

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

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

  1. Morton Grove
  2. Oak Brook
  3. Lincolnwood
  4. Skokie
  5. Hoffman Estates
  6. Schaumburg
  7. Vernon Hills
  8. Glendale Heights
  9. Buffalo Grove
  10. Inverness

Which city in Illinois had the largest Asian population? Morton Grove took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Illinois for 2022. 31.43% of Morton Grove identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Illinois For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 22,937
% Asian: 31.43%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,208
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.28%
More on Morton Grove: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,085
% Asian: 29.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,395
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.12%
More on Oak Brook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oak Brook, IL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,338
% Asian: 26.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,309
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.5%
More on Lincolnwood: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 63,300
% Asian: 26.58%
# Of Asian Residents: 16,825
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.51%
More on Skokie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Skokie, IL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 50,464
% Asian: 26.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,393
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.26%
More on Hoffman Estates: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hoffman Estates, IL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 73,392
% Asian: 24.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 18,208
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.68%
More on Schaumburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Schaumburg, IL

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 26,396
% Asian: 24.02%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,339
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.72%
More on Vernon Hills: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 33,863
% Asian: 22.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,685
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.79%
More on Glendale Heights: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 40,804
% Asian: 21.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,872
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.32%
More on Buffalo Grove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Buffalo Grove, IL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,959
% Asian: 21.55%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,715
Percent Change Since 2010: 241.63%
More on Inverness: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Inverness, IL

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Illinois 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 Illinois.

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 326 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 31.4% 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. Morton Grove took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Vandalia was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Vandalia
  2. Carlinville
  3. Hillsboro

For more Illinois reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Illinois

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Morton Grove 31.43% 22,937
2 Oak Brook 29.62% 8,085
3 Lincolnwood 26.82% 12,338
4 Skokie 26.58% 63,300
5 Hoffman Estates 26.54% 50,464
6 Schaumburg 24.81% 73,392
7 Vernon Hills 24.02% 26,396
8 Glendale Heights 22.69% 33,863
9 Buffalo Grove 21.74% 40,804
10 Inverness 21.55% 7,959
11 Carol Stream 20.58% 39,447
12 Naperville 20.44% 147,734
13 Niles 18.72% 29,198
14 Lincolnshire 18.13% 7,694
15 Wheeling 17.71% 38,684
16 Long Grove 17.63% 7,907
17 Lisle 17.37% 23,363
18 Urbana 17.21% 42,461
19 Hanover Park 16.93% 37,811
20 Bartlett 16.72% 40,894
21 Northbrook 16.61% 33,216
22 Savoy 15.19% 8,802
23 Burr Ridge 14.73% 10,761
24 Champaign 14.58% 88,288
25 Hawthorn Woods 14.48% 8,313
26 Willowbrook 14.02% 8,610
27 Glenview 13.93% 47,218
28 Streamwood 13.87% 39,917
29 Westmont 13.52% 24,677
30 Hinsdale 13.27% 17,366
31 Bloomingdale 12.89% 21,905
32 Mount Prospect 12.88% 54,165
33 Des Plaines 12.86% 58,316
34 Gurnee 12.82% 30,519
35 Darien 12.77% 21,843
36 Wilmette 12.55% 27,114
37 Lombard 12.54% 43,755
38 Woodridge 12.17% 33,443
39 Bolingbrook 11.94% 74,319
40 Round Lake 11.8% 18,235
41 Clarendon Hills 11.66% 8,834
42 Palatine 11.15% 67,875
43 Elk Grove Village 10.9% 32,450
44 Harwood Heights 10.78% 8,393
45 Mundelein 10.73% 31,574
46 Itasca 10.5% 9,496
47 Arlington Heights 10.3% 75,071
48 Rolling Meadows 9.65% 23,288
49 Addison 9.6% 36,714
50 Plainfield 9.44% 44,857
51 Northfield 9.32% 5,678
52 Aurora 9.21% 199,326
53 Evanston 9.19% 73,979
54 Barrington 8.76% 10,442
55 Lake Forest 8.62% 19,497
56 Bloomington 8.5% 77,725
57 Carpentersville 8.45% 37,618
58 West Chicago 8.35% 26,998
59 Gilberts 8.22% 7,941
60 Schiller Park 8.15% 11,499
61 Prospect Heights 7.86% 15,986
62 South Elgin 7.82% 23,648
63 Lake Zurich 7.78% 19,912
64 Glen Ellyn 7.69% 27,741
65 Roselle 7.11% 22,744
66 Libertyville 7.1% 20,300
67 Algonquin 7.01% 30,848
68 Lakemoor 6.94% 5,820
69 Warrenville 6.79% 13,137
70 Chicago 6.75% 2,699,347
71 Wood Dale 6.72% 13,783
72 Lake Bluff 6.68% 5,540
73 Wauconda 6.63% 13,629
74 Wheaton 6.61% 53,157
75 Lake Villa 6.52% 8,601
76 West Dundee 6.31% 7,923
77 Peoria 6.3% 112,644
78 Elmhurst 6.15% 46,571
79 Sugar Grove 6.06% 9,756
80 Waukegan 6.03% 87,157
81 Park Ridge 5.93% 37,431
82 Lake In The Hills 5.92% 28,617
83 North Chicago 5.78% 29,967
84 Carbondale 5.74% 25,400
85 Forest Park 5.66% 13,808
86 Deerfield 5.65% 19,030
87 Justice 5.48% 12,677
88 Winfield 5.35% 9,683
89 Romeoville 5.27% 39,644
90 Orland Park 5.24% 58,380
91 Downers Grove 5.23% 49,263
92 Bridgeview 5.16% 15,576
93 Oak Forest 5.04% 27,403
94 Huntley 4.95% 27,413
95 Oak Park 4.92% 52,102
96 Norridge 4.87% 14,465
97 Grayslake 4.73% 20,482
98 Elgin 4.63% 112,062
99 Rock Island 4.53% 37,651
100 North Aurora 4.48% 18,089
101 Tinley Park 4.48% 56,082
102 Elmwood Park 4.46% 24,274
103 Lindenhurst 4.36% 14,317
104 Antioch 4.29% 14,231
105 Park City 4.28% 7,636
106 Glencoe 4.23% 8,836
107 Beach Park 4.16% 13,433
108 Westchester 4.15% 16,255
109 Crestwood 4.12% 10,762
110 Roscoe 4.05% 10,632
111 St. Charles 4.02% 32,612
112 Oak Lawn 4.0% 55,432
113 Loves Park 3.97% 23,274
114 Maryville 3.89% 7,962
115 Normal 3.83% 54,699
116 Bensenville 3.69% 18,273
117 Pontoon Beach 3.66% 5,822
118 Dekalb 3.66% 42,961
119 O'fallon 3.64% 29,487
120 River Forest 3.63% 10,883
121 Shiloh 3.62% 13,465
122 Shorewood 3.61% 17,303
123 Zion 3.58% 23,677
124 Rockford 3.57% 147,441
125 Franklin Park 3.52% 17,779
126 Crystal Lake 3.46% 39,685
127 Yorkville 3.43% 19,386
128 Oswego 3.33% 35,470
129 Villa Park 3.2% 22,087
130 Worth 3.19% 10,544
131 Berwyn 3.17% 54,850
132 Frankfort 3.05% 19,166
133 Crest Hill 2.97% 20,388
134 Winnetka 2.95% 12,361
135 Springfield 2.95% 115,075
136 Herrin 2.87% 12,806
137 Island Lake 2.87% 8,112
138 Highland Park 2.86% 29,596
139 Lansing 2.85% 27,614
140 Broadview 2.84% 7,677
141 East Moline 2.81% 20,683
142 Chicago Ridge 2.8% 14,028
143 Hoopeston 2.8% 5,178
144 Northlake 2.75% 12,235
145 Hampshire 2.69% 5,909
146 Berkeley 2.68% 5,079
147 Macomb 2.67% 17,658
148 Round Lake Beach 2.64% 27,313
149 Geneva 2.62% 21,843
150 Palos Hills 2.59% 17,172
151 Summit 2.58% 11,171
152 Homewood 2.56% 18,656
153 La Grange Park 2.54% 13,129
154 Highland 2.52% 10,122
155 Riverside 2.46% 8,748
156 Bourbonnais 2.35% 19,639
157 Morton 2.34% 15,791
158 Campton Hills 2.34% 10,962
159 Lyons 2.32% 10,338
160 Burbank 2.25% 28,447
161 Swansea 2.21% 14,100
162 Charleston 2.19% 20,141
163 Monmouth 2.18% 8,837
164 Moline 2.18% 41,213
165 Country Club Hills 2.16% 16,564
166 Rantoul 2.16% 12,946
167 Johnsburg 2.14% 6,354
168 Carterville 2.13% 5,861
169 Mascoutah 2.13% 8,454
170 Sycamore 2.13% 17,990
171 Mount Carmel 2.07% 6,922
172 East Peoria 2.07% 22,615
173 Lemont 2.04% 17,131
174 Batavia 2.04% 26,479
175 Edwardsville 2.03% 25,332
176 Alsip 2.03% 18,843
177 Harvey 2.01% 24,295
178 Spring Grove 1.99% 5,672
179 Joliet 1.97% 147,323
180 Collinsville 1.96% 24,489
181 Mount Vernon 1.96% 14,769
182 Glen Carbon 1.96% 12,468
183 Countryside 1.94% 5,929
184 Mendota 1.85% 6,927
185 Milan 1.82% 5,001
186 Mchenry 1.82% 26,889
187 Fairview Heights 1.74% 16,143
188 Flossmoor 1.73% 9,318
189 Troy 1.72% 10,278
190 Midlothian 1.7% 14,464
191 Galesburg 1.7% 30,405
192 Streator 1.65% 12,337
193 Homer Glen 1.65% 24,521
194 Lockport 1.64% 25,499
195 Pinckneyville 1.61% 5,391
196 Monticello 1.58% 5,815
197 Brookfield 1.57% 18,520
198 Waterloo 1.56% 10,417
199 Woodstock 1.51% 25,391
200 Pontiac 1.5% 11,430
201 North Riverside 1.49% 6,460
202 Sterling 1.46% 14,774
203 Machesney Park 1.45% 22,709
204 Minooka 1.44% 11,069
205 Centralia 1.42% 12,354
206 Palos Heights 1.4% 12,460
207 Washington 1.39% 16,555
208 Danville 1.38% 30,969
209 Willow Springs 1.35% 5,610
210 Matteson 1.31% 19,374
211 Pana 1.27% 5,338
212 Fox Lake 1.26% 10,739
213 Columbia 1.23% 10,692
214 Freeport 1.22% 23,930
215 Lasalle 1.19% 9,086
216 East Alton 1.18% 6,021
217 Taylorville 1.17% 10,766
218 Geneseo 1.16% 6,566
219 Evergreen Park 1.12% 19,290
220 Rockton 1.09% 7,710
221 Cary 1.07% 17,926
222 Plano 1.06% 11,058
223 Peru 1.05% 9,777
224 Decatur 1.05% 71,857
225 Orland Hills 1.05% 7,069
226 Round Lake Park 1.05% 7,744
227 Western Springs 1.04% 13,247
228 Silvis 0.96% 7,507
229 Hillside 0.94% 7,937
230 Marion 0.94% 17,539
231 Chatham 0.93% 13,231
232 Highwood 0.93% 5,293
233 Olney 0.92% 8,872
234 Montgomery 0.91% 19,515
235 Winthrop Harbor 0.9% 6,675
236 River Grove 0.89% 9,957
237 Cahokia 0.88% 14,035
238 Hickory Hills 0.87% 14,253
239 Morris 0.87% 14,420
240 Wood River 0.84% 10,149
241 Peoria Heights 0.82% 5,825
242 Belvidere 0.82% 24,932
243 Mokena 0.8% 20,720
244 Manteno 0.8% 8,545
245 Lincoln 0.79% 13,742
246 Melrose Park 0.78% 25,404
247 Bellwood 0.78% 18,799
248 Jacksonville 0.76% 18,784
249 Du Quoin 0.75% 5,723
250 Markham 0.75% 12,401
251 Elburn 0.74% 5,559
252 Harrisburg 0.73% 8,578
253 Quincy 0.72% 40,111
254 West Frankfort 0.71% 7,597
255 Posen 0.69% 5,772
256 Sauk Village 0.68% 10,319
257 Godfrey 0.67% 17,540
258 Dixon 0.65% 15,544
259 Spring Valley 0.64% 5,172
260 Mount Zion 0.63% 5,707
261 Pekin 0.62% 32,796
262 Litchfield 0.62% 6,626
263 Sandwich 0.61% 7,351
264 La Grange 0.61% 15,555
265 Greenville 0.61% 6,725
266 Bethalto 0.56% 9,258
267 Steger 0.55% 9,289
268 South Holland 0.55% 21,451
269 Bradley 0.54% 15,296
270 Maywood 0.54% 23,351
271 Kankakee 0.51% 25,818
272 Ottawa 0.47% 18,742
273 Cicero 0.47% 81,471
274 Bartonville 0.45% 6,174
275 Kewanee 0.45% 12,622
276 Metropolis 0.45% 6,053
277 Manhattan 0.44% 8,218
278 East St. Louis 0.44% 26,359
279 Park Forest 0.43% 20,715
280 Crete 0.43% 8,058
281 Alton 0.43% 26,490
282 Robbins 0.43% 5,068
283 Belleville 0.43% 41,256
284 Rochelle 0.42% 9,083
285 New Lenox 0.4% 26,788
286 Mahomet 0.39% 8,888
287 Stickney 0.38% 6,607
288 University Park 0.37% 7,224
289 Channahon 0.34% 13,281
290 Jerseyville 0.33% 7,860
291 Benton 0.33% 6,977
292 Richton Park 0.31% 13,381
293 Effingham 0.3% 12,310
294 Genoa 0.29% 5,092
295 Glenwood 0.29% 8,846
296 Chester 0.29% 8,264
297 Chillicothe 0.25% 6,326
298 Granite City 0.24% 28,563
299 Harvard 0.23% 9,203
300 Dolton 0.23% 22,487
301 Blue Island 0.22% 23,160
302 Salem 0.21% 6,988
303 Wilmington 0.2% 5,883
304 Murphysboro 0.19% 7,727
305 Chicago Heights 0.17% 29,598
306 Eureka 0.15% 5,485
307 Canton 0.12% 13,600
308 South Beloit 0.09% 7,730
309 Rock Falls 0.09% 8,914
310 Calumet City 0.09% 36,229
311 Mattoon 0.06% 17,273
312 Braidwood 0.06% 6,338
313 Clinton 0.06% 6,982
314 Hazel Crest 0.03% 13,918
315 Riverdale 0.02% 12,530
316 Princeton 0.01% 7,589
317 Beardstown 0.0% 5,504
318 Robinson 0.0% 7,431
319 Lynwood 0.0% 9,210
320 Marengo 0.0% 7,871
321 Paris 0.0% 8,616
322 Calumet Park 0.0% 8,383
323 Creve Coeur 0.0% 5,074
324 Hillsboro 0.0% 6,177
325 Carlinville 0.0% 5,645
326 Vandalia 0.0% 6,615

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

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