Kansas Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2020

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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the cities in Kansas 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 kansas is 82,887 - at 2.8% of the total population of kansas.

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

Here are the cities in kansas with the largest Asian population in 2020:

  1. Overland Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Park City (Homes For Sale)
  3. Lawrence (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Manhattan (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Garden City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Mission (Homes For Sale)
  7. Wichita (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Kansas City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Bel Aire (Homes For Sale)
  10. Leawood (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in kansas had the largest Asian population? Overland Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in kansas for 2020. 8.07% of Overland Park identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Kansas For 2020

Overland Park, KS

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Population: 188,687
% Asian: 8.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 15,228
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.8%
More on Overland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in Johnson County, it is also the second most populous city in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 173,372.

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Population: 7,885
% Asian: 7.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 580
Percent Change Since 2010: 850.82%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

Park City is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,297.

Lawrence, KS

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Population: 95,294
% Asian: 6.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,002
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.14%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, next to Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Manhattan, KS

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Population: 55,489
% Asian: 5.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,301
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.05%
More on Manhattan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. It is the county seat of Riley County, although it extends into Pottawatomie County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 52,281.

Garden City, KS

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Population: 26,806
% Asian: 5.32%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,427
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.49%
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Garden City is a city in and the county seat of Finney County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 26,658. The city is home to Garden City Community College and the Lee Richardson Zoo, the largest zoological park in western Kansas.

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Population: 9,437
% Asian: 4.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 471
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.92%
More on Mission: Real Estate | Data

Mission is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The population was 9,323 at the 2010 census.

Wichita, KS

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Population: 389,563
% Asian: 4.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 19,330
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.94%
More on Wichita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area whose estimated population in 2015 was 644,610. As of 2016, the city of Wichita had an estimated population of 389,902.

Kansas City, KS

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Population: 152,069
% Asian: 4.66%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,090
Percent Change Since 2010: 87.37%
More on Kansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kansas City is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Kansas City, Kansas is abbreviated as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas City, Missouri. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Wyandotte County also includes the independent cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 145,786 residents. It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.

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Population: 7,671
% Asian: 4.43%
# Of Asian Residents: 340
Percent Change Since 2010: -6.08%
More on Bel Aire: Real Estate | Data

Bel Aire is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,769.

Leawood, KS

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Population: 34,570
% Asian: 4.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,397
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.81%
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Leawood is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 31,867.

How We Determined The Cities In kansas With The Largest Asian Population For 2020

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 kansas.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2014-2018 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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.1% 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. Overland Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Abilene was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in kansas 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 Kansas

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

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

  1. Abilene
  2. Augusta
  3. Ulysses

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Kansas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Overland Park 8.07% 188,687
2 Park City 7.36% 7,885
3 Lawrence 6.3% 95,294
4 Manhattan 5.95% 55,489
5 Garden City 5.32% 26,806
6 Mission 4.99% 9,437
7 Wichita 4.96% 389,563
8 Kansas City 4.66% 152,069
9 Bel Aire 4.43% 7,671
10 Leawood 4.04% 34,570
11 Winfield 3.99% 12,138
12 Lenexa 3.96% 53,051
13 Olathe 3.96% 135,986
14 Pittsburg 3.8% 20,280
15 Junction City 3.61% 23,703
16 Shawnee 3.57% 65,239
17 Liberal 3.18% 20,251
18 Andover 3.18% 12,862
19 Merriam 2.78% 11,243
20 Derby 2.65% 23,768
21 Salina 2.62% 47,230
22 Emporia 2.6% 24,649
23 Lansing 2.53% 11,835
24 Independence 2.44% 8,847
25 Gardner 2.23% 21,351
26 Roeland Park 2.05% 6,796
27 Dodge City 1.78% 27,808
28 Eudora 1.76% 6,745
29 Leavenworth 1.74% 36,008
30 Fort Scott 1.65% 7,800
31 Topeka 1.61% 126,877
32 Mulvane 1.33% 5,719
33 Hays 1.27% 20,956
34 Prairie Village 1.12% 22,048
35 Mcpherson 1.02% 13,041
36 Iola 0.94% 5,400
37 Valley Center 0.84% 6,747
38 Colby 0.84% 5,505
39 Paola 0.82% 5,585
40 Newton 0.71% 18,923
41 Hutchinson 0.67% 41,146
42 Coffeyville 0.55% 9,578
43 Arkansas City 0.52% 11,986
44 Atchison 0.48% 10,675
45 Haysville 0.4% 11,298
46 Ottawa 0.35% 12,275
47 El Dorado 0.33% 12,988
48 Pratt 0.16% 6,774
49 Parsons 0.16% 9,876
50 Bonner Springs 0.13% 7,796
51 Great Bend 0.12% 15,544
52 Concordia 0.06% 5,138
53 De Soto 0.0% 6,138
54 Wellington 0.0% 7,834
55 Chanute 0.0% 9,119
56 Ulysses 0.0% 5,639
57 Augusta 0.0% 9,358
58 Abilene 0.0% 6,422

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