The 10 Louisiana Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Louisiana 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 Louisiana is 79,976 - 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 2022:

  1. Walker
  2. Westwego
  3. Baton Rouge
  4. Kenner
  5. Abbeville
  6. New Orleans
  7. Youngsville
  8. Ruston
  9. Bossier City
  10. Gonzales

Which city in Louisiana had the largest Asian population? Walker took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Louisiana for 2022. 6.85% 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 2022

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5
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Population: 6,278
% Asian: 6.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 430
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Walker: Real Estate | Data

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4
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Population: 8,411
% Asian: 4.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 397
Percent Change Since 2010: 823.26%
More on Westwego: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westwego, LA

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4
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Population: 222,191
% Asian: 3.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,211
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.42%
More on Baton Rouge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baton Rouge, LA

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6
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Population: 66,759
% Asian: 3.61%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,410
Percent Change Since 2010: 32.42%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kenner, LA

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3
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Population: 12,167
% Asian: 3.34%
# Of Asian Residents: 406
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.57%
More on Abbeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Abbeville, LA

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4
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Population: 391,249
% Asian: 2.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,161
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.16%
More on New Orleans: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Orleans, LA

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8.5
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Population: 14,118
% Asian: 2.83%
# Of Asian Residents: 399
Percent Change Since 2010: 307.14%
More on Youngsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Youngsville, LA

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5
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Population: 21,987
% Asian: 2.5%
# Of Asian Residents: 550
Percent Change Since 2010: -25.88%
More on Ruston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ruston, LA

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5
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Population: 68,286
% Asian: 2.41%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,649
Percent Change Since 2010: 78.66%
More on Bossier City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bossier City, LA

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4
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Population: 10,932
% Asian: 2.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 257
Percent Change Since 2010: 403.92%
More on Gonzales: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Gonzales, LA

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana 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 Louisiana.

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 59 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 6.8% 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 Donaldsonville 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:

  1. Donaldsonville
  2. Jeanerette
  3. Jennings

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Louisiana

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Walker 6.85% 6,278
2 Westwego 4.72% 8,411
3 Baton Rouge 3.7% 222,191
4 Kenner 3.61% 66,759
5 Abbeville 3.34% 12,167
6 New Orleans 2.85% 391,249
7 Youngsville 2.83% 14,118
8 Ruston 2.5% 21,987
9 Bossier City 2.41% 68,286
10 Gonzales 2.35% 10,932
11 Lake Charles 2.32% 77,832
12 Lafayette 2.29% 126,674
13 Zachary 2.22% 17,699
14 Leesville 2.13% 5,773
15 Mandeville 2.12% 12,567
16 Alexandria 2.11% 46,545
17 Gretna 2.11% 17,746
18 Patterson 2.05% 5,844
19 Hammond 2.04% 20,557
20 Broussard 1.89% 12,248
21 Central 1.72% 29,235
22 Shreveport 1.69% 189,890
23 Deridder 1.29% 10,955
24 Oakdale 1.24% 7,571
25 Marksville 1.19% 5,376
26 Monroe 1.15% 47,906
27 Morgan City 0.99% 10,963
28 Harahan 0.95% 9,293
29 New Iberia 0.9% 28,965
30 Scott 0.86% 8,815
31 Slidell 0.85% 27,782
32 Breaux Bridge 0.77% 8,213
33 Thibodaux 0.65% 14,565
34 St. Martinville 0.55% 5,844
35 West Monroe 0.47% 12,431
36 Minden 0.46% 12,035
37 Bastrop 0.45% 10,060
38 Ponchatoula 0.34% 7,311
39 Carencro 0.33% 9,346
40 Covington 0.22% 10,471
41 Pineville 0.2% 14,179
42 Natchitoches 0.15% 17,711
43 Houma 0.15% 33,053
44 St. Gabriel 0.14% 7,374
45 Sulphur 0.13% 20,122
46 Baker 0.02% 13,233
47 Rayne 0.01% 8,062
48 Tallulah 0.0% 6,722
49 Ville Platte 0.0% 7,117
50 Bogalusa 0.0% 11,658
51 Crowley 0.0% 12,689
52 Plaquemine 0.0% 6,589
53 Opelousas 0.0% 16,687
54 Denham Springs 0.0% 9,908
55 Eunice 0.0% 9,754
56 Franklin 0.0% 6,844
57 Jennings 0.0% 9,874
58 Jeanerette 0.0% 5,321
59 Donaldsonville 0.0% 8,424

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

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