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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 Louisiana is 79,562 - at 1.7% of the total population of Louisiana.
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 Louisiana? Which cities and towns in Louisiana have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
Here are the cities in Louisiana with the largest Asian population in 2023:
Which city in Louisiana had the largest Asian population? Walker took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Louisiana for 2023. 6.5% of Walker identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Louisiana 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 Louisiana or the most diverse places in Louisiana.
The 10 Most Asian Cities In Louisiana For 2023
% Asian: 6.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 411
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Walker: Real Estate | Data
% Asian: 4.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,991
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.34%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,268
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.22%
More on Baton Rouge: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 309
Percent Change Since 2010: 618.6%
More on Westwego: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.77%
# Of Asian Residents: 617
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.85%
More on Ruston: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,488
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.49%
More on New Orleans: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 298
Percent Change Since 2010: -23.98%
More on Abbeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 501
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.16%
More on Zachary: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 210
Percent Change Since 2010: 813.04%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 446
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.41%
More on Gretna: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.
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*
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 6.5% 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. Walker took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Marksville was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Louisiana 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 Louisiana
If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Louisiana according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Louisiana:
- Denham Springs
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Table: Asian Population By City In Louisiana