The 10 Illinois Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2023


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 718,559 - at 5.6% 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 2023:

  1. Morton Grove
  2. Oak Brook
  3. Skokie
  4. Lincolnwood
  5. Hoffman Estates
  6. Vernon Hills
  7. Schaumburg
  8. Buffalo Grove
  9. Glendale Heights
  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 2023. 33.33% 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 2023

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 25,004
% Asian: 33.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,335
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.77%
More on Morton Grove: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 8,178
% Asian: 30.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,474
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.32%
More on Oak Brook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oak Brook, IL

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 67,444
% Asian: 25.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 17,359
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.92%
More on Skokie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Skokie, IL

Overall SnackAbility

9
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Population: 13,358
% Asian: 25.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,406
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.71%
More on Lincolnwood: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 52,153
% Asian: 25.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,297
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.45%
More on Hoffman Estates: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hoffman Estates, IL

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 26,723
% Asian: 24.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,506
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.8%
More on Vernon Hills: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
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Population: 78,053
% Asian: 24.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 18,892
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.04%
More on Schaumburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Schaumburg, IL

Overall SnackAbility

10
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Population: 43,062
% Asian: 24.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,338
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.67%
More on Buffalo Grove: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Buffalo Grove, IL

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 33,443
% Asian: 22.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,547
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.48%
More on Glendale Heights: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 7,684
% Asian: 21.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,634
Percent Change Since 2010: 225.5%
More on Inverness: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Inverness, IL

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Illinois 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 Illinois.

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*
* 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 33.3% 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. Morton Grove took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Marengo 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. Marengo
  2. Calumet Park
  3. Hillsboro

For more Illinois reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Illinois

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Morton Grove 33.33% 25,004
2 Oak Brook 30.25% 8,178
3 Skokie 25.74% 67,444
4 Lincolnwood 25.5% 13,358
5 Hoffman Estates 25.5% 52,153
6 Vernon Hills 24.35% 26,723
7 Schaumburg 24.2% 78,053
8 Buffalo Grove 24.01% 43,062
9 Glendale Heights 22.57% 33,443
10 Inverness 21.26% 7,684
11 Lincolnshire 20.83% 7,905
12 Naperville 20.57% 149,013
13 Carol Stream 20.4% 39,895
14 Niles 17.87% 30,971
15 Lisle 17.65% 23,982
16 Wheeling 17.46% 39,104
17 Bartlett 16.87% 41,126
18 Urbana 16.46% 39,189
19 Hanover Park 16.41% 37,545
20 Glenview 15.34% 48,150
21 Long Grove 15.33% 8,258
22 Northbrook 15.03% 35,108
23 Champaign 15.0% 88,343
24 Hinsdale 14.5% 17,148
25 Des Plaines 14.4% 60,413
26 Burr Ridge 14.26% 11,167
27 Mount Prospect 13.73% 56,510
28 Itasca 13.51% 9,623
29 Streamwood 13.41% 39,736
30 Willowbrook 13.37% 9,178
31 Bolingbrook 12.97% 73,807
32 Westmont 12.94% 24,632
33 Hawthorn Woods 12.89% 8,959
34 Bloomingdale 12.84% 22,436
35 Savoy 12.66% 8,793
36 Gurnee 12.47% 30,826
37 Wilmette 12.31% 27,895
38 Round Lake 12.3% 18,720
39 Woodridge 12.27% 34,161
40 Darien 12.19% 22,087
41 Elk Grove Village 12.12% 32,763
42 Lombard 12.08% 44,311
43 Palatine 12.03% 67,754
44 Harwood Heights 11.66% 8,978
45 Clarendon Hills 11.24% 8,707
46 Mundelein 10.65% 31,596
47 Arlington Heights 10.44% 77,283
48 Aurora 10.21% 183,447
49 Plainfield 9.44% 44,296
50 Prospect Heights 9.29% 16,021
51 Evanston 8.99% 78,454
52 Barrington 8.85% 11,174
53 Rolling Meadows 8.54% 24,300
54 Bloomington 8.49% 78,372
55 West Chicago 8.48% 25,881
56 Roselle 8.32% 23,000
57 Lake Zurich 8.32% 19,807
58 Addison 8.28% 35,999
59 Lake Villa 8.26% 8,741
60 Lakemoor 8.13% 5,816
61 South Elgin 8.08% 23,749
62 Glen Ellyn 8.07% 28,506
63 Carpentersville 7.78% 37,940
64 Schiller Park 7.77% 11,680
65 Gilberts 7.71% 8,220
66 Lake Forest 7.2% 19,450
67 Carbondale 7.03% 22,388
68 Algonquin 6.77% 29,869
69 Chicago 6.75% 2,742,119
70 Elmhurst 6.6% 45,661
71 Wheaton 6.58% 53,762
72 Libertyville 6.54% 20,616
73 Waukegan 6.41% 89,751
74 Peoria 6.36% 113,672
75 Wauconda 6.32% 14,068
76 Lake Bluff 6.31% 5,878
77 Oak Forest 6.3% 27,445
78 Lake In The Hills 6.23% 29,024
79 Sugar Grove 6.07% 9,266
80 Park Ridge 6.06% 39,562
81 West Dundee 5.95% 7,797
82 Grayslake 5.93% 20,827
83 Lindenhurst 5.89% 14,453
84 Romeoville 5.84% 40,099
85 Downers Grove 5.72% 50,209
86 North Chicago 5.65% 30,619
87 Wood Dale 5.63% 14,034
88 Winfield 5.61% 9,852
89 St. Charles 5.57% 32,908
90 Huntley 5.44% 27,314
91 Orland Park 5.38% 58,622
92 Oak Park 5.31% 54,100
93 Warrenville 5.29% 13,738
94 Elgin 5.21% 114,156
95 Deerfield 5.2% 19,228
96 Forest Park 5.11% 14,297
97 Justice 4.83% 12,625
98 River Forest 4.58% 11,742
99 Rock Island 4.53% 37,519
100 Elmwood Park 4.33% 24,517
101 Zion 4.31% 24,660
102 Dekalb 4.03% 41,083
103 Loves Park 3.96% 23,223
104 Orland Hills 3.95% 6,914
105 Roscoe 3.94% 11,092
106 North Aurora 3.87% 17,892
107 Bensenville 3.87% 18,801
108 Norridge 3.83% 15,294
109 O'fallon 3.79% 31,963
110 Normal 3.68% 53,446
111 Worth 3.67% 10,909
112 Maryville 3.66% 8,115
113 Northfield 3.64% 5,853
114 Rockford 3.55% 148,942
115 Pontoon Beach 3.54% 6,153
116 Shorewood 3.54% 17,947
117 Yorkville 3.52% 20,503
118 Campton Hills 3.52% 10,468
119 Bridgeview 3.47% 16,883
120 Lyons 3.44% 10,665
121 Tinley Park 3.39% 55,988
122 Villa Park 3.38% 22,755
123 Summit 3.37% 11,098
124 Macomb 3.35% 15,681
125 Antioch 3.33% 14,705
126 Berwyn 3.28% 56,960
127 Springfield 3.15% 114,672
128 Frankfort 3.15% 20,040
129 Crystal Lake 3.12% 40,082
130 Oswego 3.06% 34,324
131 Silvis 3.03% 7,942
132 Island Lake 3.03% 8,057
133 Burbank 3.01% 29,312
134 Oak Lawn 2.98% 58,032
135 Crestwood 2.98% 10,908
136 Highland Park 2.97% 30,245
137 Beach Park 2.91% 13,634
138 Westchester 2.88% 16,837
139 Geneva 2.77% 21,472
140 Hoopeston 2.71% 5,210
141 Franklin Park 2.7% 18,435
142 Crest Hill 2.68% 20,305
143 Broadview 2.68% 7,997
144 Matteson 2.66% 19,047
145 Glencoe 2.62% 8,824
146 Carterville 2.57% 5,839
147 Chicago Ridge 2.57% 14,413
148 Winnetka 2.55% 12,658
149 Hillside 2.55% 8,286
150 Palos Hills 2.53% 18,379
151 Monmouth 2.51% 8,810
152 Edwardsville 2.48% 25,236
153 East Moline 2.46% 21,181
154 Lansing 2.45% 28,916
155 Moline 2.44% 42,660
156 Berkeley 2.43% 5,314
157 Johnsburg 2.42% 6,399
158 East Peoria 2.4% 22,707
159 Milan 2.39% 5,096
160 Herrin 2.38% 12,398
161 Highland 2.38% 10,215
162 Countryside 2.33% 6,354
163 Greenville 2.32% 6,676
164 Swansea 2.3% 15,037
165 La Grange Park 2.29% 13,501
166 Northlake 2.27% 12,836
167 Bourbonnais 2.17% 18,959
168 Hampshire 2.16% 8,019
169 Homer Glen 2.14% 24,664
170 Evergreen Park 2.13% 19,884
171 Country Club Hills 2.13% 16,746
172 Alsip 2.12% 19,036
173 Midlothian 2.11% 14,330
174 Round Lake Beach 2.1% 27,412
175 Park City 2.08% 7,876
176 Riverside 2.07% 9,346
177 Lemont 2.01% 17,535
178 Spring Grove 1.98% 5,713
179 Willow Springs 1.97% 5,874
180 Flossmoor 1.93% 9,868
181 Charleston 1.9% 18,130
182 Mount Carmel 1.87% 6,937
183 Streator 1.87% 12,135
184 Harvey 1.86% 20,751
185 Woodstock 1.85% 25,829
186 Hickory Hills 1.81% 14,483
187 Fairview Heights 1.78% 16,601
188 Marion 1.72% 16,960
189 Shiloh 1.69% 13,638
190 Joliet 1.66% 150,323
191 Galesburg 1.62% 30,298
192 Lockport 1.61% 26,070
193 Rockton 1.59% 8,051
194 Glen Carbon 1.58% 13,532
195 Geneseo 1.56% 6,774
196 Rantoul 1.56% 12,766
197 Waterloo 1.56% 10,906
198 Machesney Park 1.55% 22,870
199 Morton 1.54% 16,591
200 Cary 1.53% 17,919
201 Lasalle 1.5% 9,607
202 Mendota 1.47% 6,996
203 River Grove 1.47% 10,571
204 Mascoutah 1.47% 8,803
205 Batavia 1.44% 26,261
206 Centralia 1.43% 12,061
207 Taylorville 1.42% 11,163
208 Decatur 1.37% 71,309
209 Pinckneyville 1.35% 5,262
210 Sterling 1.35% 14,919
211 Troy 1.34% 10,858
212 Mount Vernon 1.33% 14,614
213 Palos Heights 1.31% 12,116
214 Sycamore 1.31% 18,144
215 Beardstown 1.3% 5,839
216 Danville 1.3% 29,534
217 Homewood 1.29% 19,716
218 Mahomet 1.28% 9,297
219 Carmi 1.28% 5,012
220 Pontiac 1.27% 11,766
221 Cahokia 1.25% 12,440
222 Brookfield 1.25% 19,517
223 Freeport 1.23% 24,087
224 Pana 1.23% 5,304
225 Plano 1.21% 10,885
226 Collinsville 1.2% 24,627
227 Washington 1.19% 16,008
228 Western Springs 1.14% 13,550
229 Peoria Heights 1.08% 5,940
230 Princeton 1.06% 7,750
231 Genoa 1.03% 5,139
232 Harrisburg 1.03% 8,375
233 Fox Lake 1.01% 10,945
234 Chatham 1.01% 14,245
235 Columbia 1.01% 11,090
236 Sandwich 1.0% 7,182
237 Belvidere 0.94% 25,179
238 Ottawa 0.94% 18,719
239 Lincoln 0.93% 13,217
240 Mchenry 0.92% 27,237
241 Maywood 0.91% 23,547
242 Jacksonville 0.91% 18,114
243 Bellwood 0.9% 18,778
244 Peru 0.89% 9,862
245 Effingham 0.89% 12,218
246 Mokena 0.89% 19,897
247 Minooka 0.89% 12,412
248 East St. Louis 0.87% 19,437
249 Dixon 0.85% 15,855
250 Kankakee 0.84% 24,903
251 Quincy 0.83% 39,687
252 Du Quoin 0.82% 5,842
253 Jerseyville 0.81% 7,674
254 Stickney 0.79% 7,074
255 Bradley 0.79% 15,236
256 Steger 0.75% 9,568
257 Montgomery 0.75% 20,084
258 Wilmington 0.7% 5,462
259 Bartonville 0.67% 6,005
260 North Riverside 0.65% 7,382
261 La Grange 0.64% 16,220
262 Olney 0.63% 8,996
263 New Lenox 0.63% 26,942
264 Morris 0.62% 14,601
265 Posen 0.57% 5,752
266 Alton 0.57% 25,902
267 Sauk Village 0.56% 9,981
268 Litchfield 0.55% 6,960
269 Crete 0.52% 8,425
270 South Holland 0.51% 21,524
271 Winthrop Harbor 0.51% 6,728
272 Coal City 0.5% 5,238
273 Blue Island 0.49% 22,934
274 Pekin 0.46% 32,398
275 Granite City 0.45% 27,336
276 Belleville 0.45% 42,463
277 Chester 0.45% 7,787
278 Richton Park 0.44% 12,867
279 Metropolis 0.43% 6,032
280 Salem 0.43% 7,269
281 University Park 0.41% 7,239
282 Park Forest 0.41% 21,368
283 Cicero 0.41% 84,905
284 Highwood 0.4% 5,204
285 Glenwood 0.36% 8,590
286 Kewanee 0.36% 12,485
287 Melrose Park 0.35% 25,417
288 Markham 0.35% 11,733
289 Chillicothe 0.32% 6,272
290 Murphysboro 0.3% 7,270
291 Godfrey 0.3% 17,812
292 Rochelle 0.27% 9,380
293 Lynwood 0.26% 9,095
294 West Frankfort 0.26% 7,299
295 Harvard 0.22% 9,482
296 Calumet City 0.22% 36,065
297 Paris 0.2% 8,553
298 Dolton 0.19% 21,588
299 Round Lake Park 0.17% 7,559
300 Mount Zion 0.16% 6,092
301 Manhattan 0.15% 9,366
302 Chicago Heights 0.15% 27,840
303 Eureka 0.14% 5,569
304 Bethalto 0.14% 9,414
305 East Alton 0.14% 5,887
306 Canton 0.12% 13,701
307 South Beloit 0.09% 7,943
308 Channahon 0.09% 13,694
309 Mattoon 0.08% 16,982
310 Braidwood 0.06% 6,280
311 Clinton 0.06% 7,016
312 Rock Falls 0.06% 8,807
313 Spring Valley 0.05% 5,551
314 Vandalia 0.05% 6,459
315 Manteno 0.03% 8,893
316 Hazel Crest 0.03% 13,727
317 Riverdale 0.03% 10,909
318 Wood River 0.02% 10,325
319 Monticello 0.02% 6,202
320 Robinson 0.0% 7,264
321 Benton 0.0% 7,101
322 Carlinville 0.0% 5,719
323 Elburn 0.0% 5,981
324 Hillsboro 0.0% 6,633
325 Calumet Park 0.0% 7,167
326 Marengo 0.0% 7,466

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Illinois with the largest Asian population.

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