The 10 Louisiana Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Louisiana with the largest Asian population.

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 80,014 - 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 2021:

  1. Scott
  2. Abbeville
  3. Westwego
  4. Walker
  5. Kenner
  6. Baton Rouge
  7. New Orleans
  8. Patterson
  9. Mandeville
  10. Ruston

Which city in Louisiana had the largest Asian population? Scott took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Louisiana for 2021. 5.26% of Scott 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 2021

Scott, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,729
% Asian: 5.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 459
Percent Change Since 2010: 1895.65%
More on Scott: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Abbeville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 12,236
% Asian: 4.84%
# Of Asian Residents: 592
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.02%
More on Abbeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Westwego, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 8,438
% Asian: 4.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 375
Percent Change Since 2010: 772.09%
More on Westwego: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 6,261
% Asian: 3.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 234
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Walker: Real Estate | Data

Kenner, LA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 66,777
% Asian: 3.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,475
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.99%
More on Kenner: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baton Rouge, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 224,149
% Asian: 3.49%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,815
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.9%
More on Baton Rouge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 390,845
% Asian: 2.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,287
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.6%
More on New Orleans: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Patterson, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,953
% Asian: 2.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 168
Percent Change Since 2010: 265.22%
More on Patterson: Real Estate | Data

Mandeville, LA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,448
% Asian: 2.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 351
Percent Change Since 2010: 61.01%
More on Mandeville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ruston, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 21,976
% Asian: 2.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 602
Percent Change Since 2010: -18.87%
More on Ruston: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Louisiana With The Largest Asian Population For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 5.3% 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. Scott took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Franklin 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.

There You Have It - 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. Franklin
  2. Plaquemine
  3. Rayne

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Louisiana

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Scott 5.26% 8,729
2 Abbeville 4.84% 12,236
3 Westwego 4.44% 8,438
4 Walker 3.74% 6,261
5 Kenner 3.71% 66,777
6 Baton Rouge 3.49% 224,149
7 New Orleans 2.89% 390,845
8 Patterson 2.82% 5,953
9 Mandeville 2.82% 12,448
10 Ruston 2.74% 21,976
11 Youngsville 2.38% 13,407
12 Bossier City 2.37% 68,248
13 Leesville 2.31% 5,891
14 Lafayette 2.18% 126,666
15 Gonzales 2.11% 10,789
16 Alexandria 2.05% 47,012
17 Gretna 1.86% 17,774
18 Lake Charles 1.86% 77,283
19 Oakdale 1.8% 7,607
20 Shreveport 1.66% 192,035
21 New Iberia 1.43% 29,456
22 West Monroe 1.41% 12,583
23 Hammond 1.39% 20,668
24 Slidell 1.32% 27,822
25 Broussard 1.28% 11,913
26 Zachary 1.24% 17,283
27 Harahan 1.11% 9,304
28 Deridder 0.86% 10,861
29 Monroe 0.85% 48,241
30 Thibodaux 0.79% 14,494
31 Central 0.76% 29,107
32 Marksville 0.64% 5,432
33 Morgan City 0.63% 11,206
34 Minden 0.61% 12,274
35 Ponchatoula 0.57% 7,195
36 Sulphur 0.51% 20,113
37 Bastrop 0.48% 10,311
38 St. Martinville 0.39% 5,945
39 Natchitoches 0.38% 17,898
40 Houma 0.35% 33,334
41 Covington 0.35% 10,372
42 Carencro 0.33% 8,984
43 Baker 0.3% 13,437
44 Pineville 0.27% 14,237
45 Breaux Bridge 0.21% 8,262
46 St. Gabriel 0.11% 7,282
47 Opelousas 0.1% 16,234
48 Crowley 0.01% 12,796
49 Jeanerette 0.0% 5,385
50 Bogalusa 0.0% 11,673
51 Jennings 0.0% 9,980
52 Eunice 0.0% 10,140
53 Tallulah 0.0% 6,851
54 Donaldsonville 0.0% 8,237
55 Ville Platte 0.0% 7,159
56 Denham Springs 0.0% 9,937
57 Rayne 0.0% 8,041
58 Plaquemine 0.0% 6,680
59 Franklin 0.0% 6,960

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