The 10 Minnesota Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Minnesota 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 Minnesota is 273,100 - at 4.9% of the total population of Minnesota.

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

Here are the cities in Minnesota with the largest Asian population in 2022:

  1. Brooklyn Park
  2. St. Paul
  3. Brooklyn Center
  4. Maplewood
  5. Falcon Heights
  6. Little Canada
  7. North St. Paul
  8. Eden Prairie
  9. Mounds View
  10. Woodbury

Which city in Minnesota had the largest Asian population? Brooklyn Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Minnesota for 2022. 19.81% of Brooklyn Park identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Minnesota For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 80,173
% Asian: 19.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 15,886
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.17%
More on Brooklyn Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brooklyn Park, MN

Source: Public domain
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7
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Population: 305,877
% Asian: 19.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 58,342
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.18%
More on St. Paul: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. Paul, MN

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 30,755
% Asian: 16.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,033
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.83%
More on Brooklyn Center: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brooklyn Center, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 40,684
% Asian: 16.34%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,649
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.67%
More on Maplewood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Maplewood, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,586
% Asian: 14.14%
# Of Asian Residents: 790
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.28%
More on Falcon Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Falcon Heights, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,423
% Asian: 13.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,404
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.41%
More on Little Canada: Real Estate | Data

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8.5
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Population: 12,421
% Asian: 12.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,588
Percent Change Since 2010: 142.44%
More on North St. Paul: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North St. Paul, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 64,481
% Asian: 12.59%
# Of Asian Residents: 8,115
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.93%
More on Eden Prairie: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Eden Prairie, MN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 13,193
% Asian: 11.21%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,479
Percent Change Since 2010: 208.12%
More on Mounds View: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mounds View, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 71,298
% Asian: 10.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,776
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.68%
More on Woodbury: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodbury, MN

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

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 138 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 19.8% 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. Brooklyn Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Wyoming was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Minnesota 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 Minnesota

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

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

  1. Wyoming
  2. Glencoe
  3. Litchfield

For more Minnesota reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Minnesota

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Brooklyn Park 19.81% 80,173
2 St. Paul 19.07% 305,877
3 Brooklyn Center 16.36% 30,755
4 Maplewood 16.34% 40,684
5 Falcon Heights 14.14% 5,586
6 Little Canada 13.47% 10,423
7 North St. Paul 12.78% 12,421
8 Eden Prairie 12.59% 64,481
9 Mounds View 11.21% 13,193
10 Woodbury 10.91% 71,298
11 Plymouth 10.8% 78,879
12 Oakdale 10.64% 27,925
13 Shakopee 10.21% 41,423
14 Spring Lake Park 9.69% 6,582
15 St. Paul Park 9.22% 5,404
16 Arden Hills 9.16% 10,276
17 Worthington 8.9% 13,093
18 Eagan 8.89% 66,377
19 Shoreview 8.4% 26,922
20 Savage 8.37% 31,758
21 Roseville 8.14% 36,139
22 Blaine 8.07% 65,048
23 Hopkins 7.83% 18,400
24 Rochester 7.36% 117,134
25 Austin 6.71% 25,180
26 Apple Valley 6.65% 53,728
27 Edina 6.36% 52,215
28 Marshall 6.31% 13,604
29 New Brighton 6.17% 22,663
30 Chanhassen 6.0% 25,965
31 Minneapolis 5.88% 424,536
32 Maple Grove 5.88% 71,569
33 Bloomington 5.86% 85,226
34 Vadnais Heights 5.62% 13,565
35 Minnetonka 5.5% 53,760
36 Lakeville 5.28% 65,710
37 Richfield 5.27% 36,253
38 Burnsville 5.22% 61,536
39 St. Louis Park 5.18% 48,874
40 Cottage Grove 5.18% 37,120
41 Ham Lake 5.12% 16,630
42 Orono 5.04% 8,217
43 Fridley 4.99% 27,789
44 Forest Lake 4.8% 20,393
45 Coon Rapids 4.75% 62,706
46 Rosemount 4.63% 24,792
47 Waite Park 4.56% 7,719
48 St. Anthony 4.39% 9,035
49 West St. Paul 4.32% 19,805
50 Robbinsdale 4.32% 14,393
51 Columbia Heights 4.32% 20,247
52 Oak Grove 4.18% 8,819
53 Victoria 4.09% 9,787
54 Sartell 4.01% 18,439
55 Corcoran 3.78% 6,113
56 Cambridge 3.77% 8,975
57 Ramsey 3.71% 27,201
58 Chaska 3.7% 26,753
59 Northfield 3.7% 20,399
60 Prior Lake 3.53% 26,775
61 Albert Lea 3.51% 17,804
62 Morris 3.38% 5,320
63 Mankato 3.32% 42,685
64 Inver Grove Heights 3.3% 35,492
65 St. Cloud 3.25% 68,390
66 New Hope 3.23% 20,913
67 Lake City 3.11% 5,050
68 Crystal 3.06% 22,937
69 Andover 2.99% 33,019
70 Mound 2.88% 9,498
71 Crookston 2.88% 7,711
72 Hugo 2.87% 15,008
73 White Bear Lake 2.85% 25,718
74 Lino Lakes 2.81% 21,748
75 St. Michael 2.75% 17,871
76 St. Peter 2.74% 11,934
77 Montevideo 2.66% 5,071
78 South St. Paul 2.63% 20,132
79 Mendota Heights 2.63% 11,339
80 Golden Valley 2.62% 21,611
81 Monticello 2.61% 13,700
82 New Prague 2.49% 8,022
83 Winona 2.42% 26,772
84 Champlin 2.19% 24,980
85 Kasson 2.13% 6,425
86 Faribault 2.12% 23,853
87 Farmington 2.08% 22,996
88 Hibbing 1.97% 15,923
89 Mahtomedi 1.96% 8,232
90 Anoka 1.86% 17,512
91 Lake Elmo 1.83% 9,071
92 Moorhead 1.81% 43,409
93 Otsego 1.8% 17,429
94 North Branch 1.6% 10,585
95 Willmar 1.46% 19,728
96 East Bethel 1.42% 11,958
97 Duluth 1.39% 85,852
98 Sauk Rapids 1.36% 13,926
99 Waseca 1.32% 8,892
100 Rogers 1.3% 13,183
101 Belle Plaine 1.26% 7,137
102 Elk River 1.19% 24,894
103 Minnetrista 1.16% 7,989
104 New Ulm 1.16% 13,209
105 North Mankato 1.16% 13,903
106 Cloquet 1.12% 11,994
107 Detroit Lakes 1.12% 9,229
108 St. Joseph 1.1% 7,448
109 Stillwater 1.09% 19,471
110 Hutchinson 1.03% 13,935
111 Shorewood 1.01% 7,939
112 Jordan 0.99% 6,289
113 Brainerd 0.92% 13,423
114 Fergus Falls 0.92% 13,754
115 Albertville 0.87% 7,483
116 Bemidji 0.79% 15,277
117 Fairmont 0.67% 10,042
118 Hermantown 0.63% 9,577
119 International Falls 0.61% 5,876
120 Little Falls 0.59% 8,663
121 Buffalo 0.53% 16,413
122 Hastings 0.44% 22,796
123 Alexandria 0.38% 13,705
124 Stewartville 0.33% 6,123
125 Delano 0.26% 6,167
126 Baxter 0.25% 8,326
127 St. Francis 0.21% 7,793
128 Red Wing 0.18% 16,366
129 Virginia 0.18% 8,421
130 East Grand Forks 0.14% 8,555
131 Thief River Falls 0.13% 8,792
132 Grand Rapids 0.12% 11,218
133 Waconia 0.11% 12,281
134 Owatonna 0.06% 25,716
135 Big Lake 0.05% 11,085
136 Litchfield 0.03% 6,640
137 Glencoe 0.0% 5,488
138 Wyoming 0.0% 7,976

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

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