The 10 Kansas Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine 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 85,734 - at 2.9% 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 2022:

  1. Overland Park
  2. Park City
  3. Lawrence
  4. Manhattan
  5. Mission
  6. Bel Aire
  7. Kansas City
  8. Leawood
  9. Garden City
  10. Wichita

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 2022. 8.62% 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 2022

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7.5
/10

Population: 193,412
% Asian: 8.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 16,664
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.83%
More on Overland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overland Park, KS

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6
/10

Population: 7,654
% Asian: 7.21%
# Of Asian Residents: 552
Percent Change Since 2010: 804.92%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data

Source: Public Domain
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7.5
/10

Population: 97,348
% Asian: 6.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,274
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.76%
More on Lawrence: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lawrence, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 55,045
% Asian: 5.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,151
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.69%
More on Manhattan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manhattan, KS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 9,618
% Asian: 5.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 535
Percent Change Since 2010: 73.7%
More on Mission: Real Estate | Data

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9
/10

Population: 8,082
% Asian: 5.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 447
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.48%
More on Bel Aire: Real Estate | Data

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6
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Population: 153,014
% Asian: 5.16%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,888
Percent Change Since 2010: 108.46%
More on Kansas City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kansas City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 34,702
% Asian: 4.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,708
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.6%
More on Leawood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 26,403
% Asian: 4.83%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,274
Percent Change Since 2010: 58.46%
More on Garden City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Garden City, KS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 390,566
% Asian: 4.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 18,699
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.32%
More on Wichita: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wichita, KS

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Kansas 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 Kansas.

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 58 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.6% 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.

Summary: 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. Wellington
  3. Ulysses

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Kansas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Overland Park 8.62% 193,412
2 Park City 7.21% 7,654
3 Lawrence 6.44% 97,348
4 Manhattan 5.72% 55,045
5 Mission 5.56% 9,618
6 Bel Aire 5.53% 8,082
7 Kansas City 5.16% 153,014
8 Leawood 4.92% 34,702
9 Garden City 4.83% 26,403
10 Wichita 4.79% 390,566
11 Andover 4.39% 13,609
12 Lenexa 4.32% 54,804
13 Olathe 4.14% 139,216
14 Winfield 3.97% 11,990
15 Lansing 3.79% 11,955
16 Shawnee 3.67% 65,844
17 Pittsburg 3.41% 20,096
18 Junction City 3.35% 22,616
19 Roeland Park 2.92% 6,747
20 Liberal 2.91% 19,025
21 Emporia 2.59% 24,631
22 Paola 2.52% 5,634
23 Merriam 2.48% 11,191
24 Salina 2.28% 46,706
25 Hays 2.26% 20,855
26 Valley Center 2.12% 7,843
27 Gardner 2.02% 21,936
28 Derby 1.85% 24,428
29 Topeka 1.66% 125,819
30 Leavenworth 1.54% 36,129
31 Dodge City 1.51% 27,186
32 Mcpherson 1.39% 13,066
33 Iola 1.18% 5,322
34 Newton 1.15% 18,846
35 Prairie Village 0.98% 22,255
36 Coffeyville 0.93% 9,343
37 Haysville 0.75% 11,260
38 Hutchinson 0.69% 40,669
39 Colby 0.65% 5,426
40 Eudora 0.63% 6,551
41 Ottawa 0.6% 12,308
42 De Soto 0.58% 6,374
43 Atchison 0.41% 10,561
44 Arkansas City 0.35% 11,767
45 Independence 0.3% 8,595
46 Fort Scott 0.27% 7,715
47 Parsons 0.27% 9,648
48 Pratt 0.26% 6,595
49 Great Bend 0.22% 15,224
50 Bonner Springs 0.19% 7,846
51 El Dorado 0.16% 12,976
52 Concordia 0.16% 5,005
53 Chanute 0.07% 9,044
54 Augusta 0.0% 9,363
55 Mulvane 0.0% 6,025
56 Ulysses 0.0% 5,518
57 Wellington 0.0% 7,716
58 Abilene 0.0% 6,258

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

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