The 10 Indiana Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Indiana 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 Indiana is 157,076 - 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 2022:

  1. West Lafayette
  2. Columbus
  3. Carmel
  4. Bloomington
  5. Greenwood
  6. Greencastle
  7. Fort Wayne
  8. Warsaw
  9. Seymour
  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 2022. 21.88% 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 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 49,668
% Asian: 21.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,867
Percent Change Since 2010: 107.7%
More on West Lafayette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Lafayette, IN

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7.5
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Population: 48,820
% Asian: 13.1%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,393
Percent Change Since 2010: 170.55%
More on Columbus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Columbus, IN

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 99,130
% Asian: 10.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,646
Percent Change Since 2010: 59.56%
More on Carmel: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Carmel, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 84,691
% Asian: 9.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,369
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.82%
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Bloomington, IN

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 58,784
% Asian: 6.65%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,907
Percent Change Since 2010: 228.87%
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Greenwood, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,312
% Asian: 6.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 685
Percent Change Since 2010: 403.68%
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Greencastle, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 268,378
% Asian: 5.0%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,423
Percent Change Since 2010: 94.23%
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Fort Wayne, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,757
% Asian: 4.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 770
Percent Change Since 2010: 103.17%
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Warsaw, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 19,780
% Asian: 4.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 925
Percent Change Since 2010: 338.39%
More on Seymour: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Seymour, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 34,224
% Asian: 4.51%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,542
Percent Change Since 2010: 158.29%
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Plainfield, IN

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Indiana 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 Indiana.

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 111 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 21.9% 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. West Lafayette took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Monticello 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.

Summary: 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. Monticello
  2. Mount Vernon
  3. Peru

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Indiana

Rank City % Asian Population
1 West Lafayette 21.88% 49,668
2 Columbus 13.1% 48,820
3 Carmel 10.74% 99,130
4 Bloomington 9.88% 84,691
5 Greenwood 6.65% 58,784
6 Greencastle 6.64% 10,312
7 Fort Wayne 5.0% 268,378
8 Warsaw 4.89% 15,757
9 Seymour 4.68% 19,780
10 Plainfield 4.51% 34,224
11 Greensburg 4.37% 11,221
12 Munster 4.3% 22,604
13 Zionsville 4.26% 28,035
14 Indianapolis 3.64% 869,387
15 Dyer 3.02% 15,933
16 Yor 2.91% 11,128
17 Schererville 2.88% 28,559
18 Valparaiso 2.87% 33,707
19 Hobart 2.56% 28,120
20 Batesville 2.43% 6,945
21 Avon 2.33% 18,056
22 Highland 2.29% 22,479
23 Brownsburg 2.22% 26,560
24 Mishawaka 2.2% 49,675
25 Noblesville 2.14% 64,430
26 Griffith 2.14% 16,198
27 Kendallville 2.08% 9,365
28 Chesterton 2.07% 13,884
29 Richmond 1.84% 35,467
30 Muncie 1.83% 67,739
31 St. John 1.83% 18,382
32 South Bend 1.8% 102,686
33 Crown Point 1.75% 30,372
34 Danville 1.72% 10,380
35 Lafayette 1.72% 72,556
36 Terre Haute 1.72% 60,690
37 Logansport 1.69% 17,968
38 Jasper 1.68% 15,681
39 Lawrence 1.63% 49,020
40 Kokomo 1.62% 58,066
41 Gas City 1.44% 5,756
42 Jeffersonville 1.43% 47,932
43 Goshen 1.41% 34,586
44 Crawfordsville 1.39% 16,088
45 Greenfield 1.37% 22,561
46 Speedway 1.33% 12,327
47 Angola 1.25% 8,706
48 Hammond 1.23% 76,141
49 Nappanee 1.2% 7,138
50 Tell City 1.2% 7,243
51 Clarksville 1.17% 21,825
52 Shelbyville 1.17% 18,918
53 Portland 1.14% 5,972
54 Marion 1.13% 27,730
55 Bedford 1.12% 13,246
56 Vincennes 1.12% 17,091
57 Beech Grove 1.1% 15,148
58 Merrillville 1.1% 34,871
59 Evansville 1.09% 118,414
60 Michigan City 1.02% 31,191
61 Huntington 0.98% 17,083
62 Anderson 0.9% 54,476
63 Portage 0.85% 36,524
64 Madison 0.83% 11,783
65 Franklin 0.81% 25,276
66 Elkhart 0.81% 52,657
67 Sellersburg 0.77% 9,320
68 Rensselaer 0.76% 6,151
69 Westville 0.76% 5,822
70 Wabash 0.69% 10,017
71 New Albany 0.68% 36,730
72 Mooresville 0.65% 9,727
73 Charlestown 0.54% 8,290
74 Princeton 0.45% 8,716
75 La Porte 0.45% 21,328
76 Ellettsville 0.44% 6,650
77 New Castle 0.43% 17,234
78 Lebanon 0.38% 16,317
79 Martinsville 0.37% 11,807
80 Cedar Lake 0.27% 12,830
81 Rochester 0.27% 6,026
82 Gary 0.26% 75,486
83 Frankfort 0.2% 15,569
84 North Vernon 0.2% 7,167
85 New Haven 0.19% 15,934
86 Bluffton 0.18% 10,298
87 Washington 0.18% 12,514
88 Elwood 0.18% 8,435
89 Lake Station 0.16% 11,952
90 Plymouth 0.13% 10,029
91 Auburn 0.13% 13,209
92 East Chicago 0.11% 28,044
93 Salem 0.1% 6,193
94 Lowell 0.09% 9,793
95 Cumberland 0.07% 5,840
96 Linton 0.02% 5,293
97 Columbia City 0.0% 9,115
98 New Whiteland 0.0% 6,178
99 Garrett 0.0% 6,507
100 Hartford City 0.0% 5,781
101 Huntingburg 0.0% 6,301
102 Boonville 0.0% 6,512
103 Connersville 0.0% 13,096
104 Brazil 0.0% 8,225
105 North Manchester 0.0% 5,612
106 Decatur 0.0% 9,700
107 Scottsburg 0.0% 6,715
108 Rushville 0.0% 6,194
109 Peru 0.0% 11,369
110 Mount Vernon 0.0% 6,535
111 Monticello 0.0% 5,255

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

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