The 10 Indiana Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Indiana with the largest Asian population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Indiana 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 Indiana is 150,840 - at 2.3% of the total population of Indiana.

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

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

  1. West Lafayette
  2. Columbus
  3. Carmel
  4. Bloomington
  5. Greenwood
  6. Greencastle
  7. Warsaw
  8. Fort Wayne
  9. Zionsville
  10. Plainfield

Which city in Indiana had the largest Asian population? West Lafayette took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Indiana for 2021. 23.32% of West Lafayette identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Indiana For 2021

West Lafayette, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 48,551
% Asian: 23.32%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,323
Percent Change Since 2010: 116.42%
More on West Lafayette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Columbus, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 48,150
% Asian: 12.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,898
Percent Change Since 2010: 149.6%
More on Columbus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Carmel, IN

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 97,464
% Asian: 10.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,018
Percent Change Since 2010: 50.15%
More on Carmel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bloomington, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 84,116
% Asian: 10.16%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,548
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.66%
More on Bloomington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greenwood, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 57,764
% Asian: 6.11%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,531
Percent Change Since 2010: 197.22%
More on Greenwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greencastle, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,296
% Asian: 6.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 622
Percent Change Since 2010: 357.35%
More on Greencastle: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Warsaw, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,458
% Asian: 4.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 729
Percent Change Since 2010: 92.35%
More on Warsaw: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Wayne, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 265,752
% Asian: 4.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,454
Percent Change Since 2010: 80.21%
More on Fort Wayne: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Zionsville, IN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 27,463
% Asian: 4.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,269
Percent Change Since 2010: 274.34%
More on Zionsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plainfield, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 32,879
% Asian: 4.34%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,426
Percent Change Since 2010: 138.86%
More on Plainfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Indiana 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 Indiana.

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 111 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 23.3% 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. West Lafayette took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Decatur was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Decatur
  2. Linton
  3. Monticello

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Indiana

Rank City % Asian Population
1 West Lafayette 23.32% 48,551
2 Columbus 12.25% 48,150
3 Carmel 10.28% 97,464
4 Bloomington 10.16% 84,116
5 Greenwood 6.11% 57,764
6 Greencastle 6.04% 10,296
7 Warsaw 4.72% 15,458
8 Fort Wayne 4.69% 265,752
9 Zionsville 4.62% 27,463
10 Plainfield 4.34% 32,879
11 Seymour 4.33% 19,623
12 Danville 4.02% 9,923
13 Munster 3.78% 22,689
14 Dyer 3.74% 15,953
15 Schererville 3.41% 28,590
16 Indianapolis 3.4% 864,447
17 Greensburg 3.35% 11,228
18 Batesville 3.23% 6,651
19 Avon 3.23% 17,453
20 Brownsburg 2.83% 26,046
21 Chesterton 2.78% 14,119
22 Nappanee 2.74% 7,033
23 Valparaiso 2.54% 33,355
24 Huntingburg 2.51% 6,522
25 Speedway 2.51% 12,266
26 Highland 2.5% 22,581
27 Portland 2.24% 5,886
28 Gas City 2.24% 5,802
29 Mishawaka 2.23% 49,245
30 Crown Point 2.16% 29,850
31 Hobart 2.16% 28,049
32 Noblesville 2.12% 63,071
33 Kendallville 2.09% 9,347
34 Yor 1.97% 11,143
35 St. John 1.85% 17,426
36 Goshen 1.77% 34,108
37 Jeffersonville 1.75% 47,673
38 Richmond 1.74% 35,539
39 Muncie 1.68% 68,750
40 Logansport 1.58% 17,966
41 Terre Haute 1.55% 60,673
42 Griffith 1.52% 16,228
43 Kokomo 1.46% 58,145
44 South Bend 1.44% 102,037
45 Madison 1.43% 11,813
46 Lafayette 1.39% 72,581
47 Portage 1.36% 36,648
48 Shelbyville 1.32% 18,951
49 Marion 1.29% 27,956
50 Beech Grove 1.25% 14,990
51 Lawrence 1.2% 48,699
52 Tell City 1.2% 7,256
53 Clarksville 1.2% 21,548
54 Merrillville 1.17% 34,889
55 Vincennes 1.13% 17,304
56 Hammond 1.13% 76,547
57 Crawfordsville 1.12% 16,090
58 Huntington 1.08% 17,067
59 Bedford 1.0% 13,272
60 Evansville 0.98% 118,588
61 Rensselaer 0.9% 6,324
62 Mooresville 0.89% 9,661
63 Anderson 0.86% 54,513
64 Greenfield 0.86% 22,160
65 Michigan City 0.78% 31,118
66 Franklin 0.77% 25,106
67 Angola 0.76% 8,660
68 New Albany 0.76% 36,647
69 Elkhart 0.75% 52,257
70 Sellersburg 0.75% 9,066
71 Jasper 0.73% 15,827
72 Plymouth 0.62% 10,054
73 Charlestown 0.55% 8,199
74 Peru 0.47% 11,584
75 Ellettsville 0.44% 6,642
76 Rochester 0.43% 6,045
77 Elwood 0.43% 8,441
78 Lake Station 0.42% 12,002
79 Martinsville 0.42% 11,635
80 Lebanon 0.42% 15,932
81 Scottsburg 0.42% 6,702
82 Bluffton 0.4% 9,919
83 Wabash 0.39% 10,089
84 Westville 0.38% 5,848
85 Cedar Lake 0.34% 12,491
86 North Vernon 0.28% 6,735
87 Gary 0.24% 76,010
88 La Porte 0.2% 21,577
89 New Haven 0.18% 16,279
90 Frankfort 0.17% 15,634
91 Princeton 0.12% 8,684
92 Auburn 0.1% 13,056
93 Garrett 0.09% 6,651
94 East Chicago 0.09% 28,201
95 Lowell 0.08% 9,659
96 Salem 0.08% 6,172
97 New Castle 0.04% 17,287
98 Washington 0.0% 12,412
99 Boonville 0.0% 6,292
100 Hartford City 0.0% 5,831

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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