The 10 Mississippi Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Mississippi 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 Mississippi is 29,561 - at 1.0% of the total population of Mississippi.

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

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

  1. D'Iberville
  2. Madison
  3. Flowood
  4. Biloxi
  5. Clinton
  6. Starkville
  7. Ocean Springs
  8. Ridgeland
  9. Oxford
  10. Long Beach

Which city in Mississippi had the largest Asian population? D'Iberville took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Mississippi for 2022. 7.9% of D'Iberville identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Mississippi For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 13,766
% Asian: 7.9%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,088
Percent Change Since 2010: 90.88%
More on D'iberville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,650
% Asian: 6.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,590
Percent Change Since 2010: 122.69%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,213
% Asian: 5.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 485
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.57%
More on Flowood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flowood, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 46,042
% Asian: 5.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,343
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.8%
More on Biloxi: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 24,797
% Asian: 4.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,066
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.69%
More on Clinton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clinton, MS

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 25,495
% Asian: 3.9%
# Of Asian Residents: 994
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.87%
More on Starkville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Starkville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,756
% Asian: 3.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 654
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.5%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Springs, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 24,194
% Asian: 3.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 782
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.39%
More on Ridgeland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ridgeland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 27,662
% Asian: 3.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 885
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.63%
More on Oxford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,829
% Asian: 3.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 506
Percent Change Since 2010: -19.43%
More on Long Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Long Beach, MS

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 7.9% 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. D'Iberville took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Kosciusko was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Kosciusko
  2. Batesville
  3. Holly Springs

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Mississippi

Rank City % Asian Population
1 D'iberville 7.9% 13,766
2 Madison 6.2% 25,650
3 Flowood 5.26% 9,213
4 Biloxi 5.09% 46,042
5 Clinton 4.3% 24,797
6 Starkville 3.9% 25,495
7 Ocean Springs 3.68% 17,756
8 Ridgeland 3.23% 24,194
9 Oxford 3.2% 27,662
10 Long Beach 3.2% 15,829
11 Olive Branch 2.18% 38,270
12 Southaven 2.14% 55,026
13 Gautier 2.11% 18,436
14 Cleveland 1.92% 11,363
15 Bay St. Louis 1.66% 13,539
16 Mccomb 1.4% 12,788
17 Brookhaven 1.32% 12,045
18 Meridian 1.22% 37,252
19 Gulfport 1.2% 71,660
20 Pearl 1.11% 26,462
21 Hattiesburg 1.06% 46,010
22 West Point 1.01% 10,517
23 Greenville 0.95% 29,854
24 Forest 0.9% 5,569
25 Picayune 0.85% 11,016
26 Philadelphia 0.84% 7,137
27 Horn Lake 0.83% 27,234
28 Pascagoula 0.81% 21,732
29 Richland 0.75% 7,203
30 Tupelo 0.73% 38,251
31 Clarksdale 0.71% 15,342
32 Greenwood 0.71% 13,826
33 Columbus 0.68% 23,853
34 Petal 0.64% 10,624
35 Natchez 0.63% 14,854
36 Hernando 0.58% 16,206
37 Amory 0.57% 6,873
38 Byram 0.56% 11,519
39 Columbia 0.42% 5,940
40 Senatobia 0.36% 7,759
41 Vicksburg 0.34% 22,045
42 Jackson 0.33% 163,778
43 Canton 0.32% 11,943
44 Waveland 0.31% 6,352
45 Ripley 0.27% 5,268
46 Brandon 0.25% 24,088
47 Grenada 0.23% 12,349
48 Moss Point 0.17% 13,396
49 Pontotoc 0.15% 6,070
50 Laurel 0.15% 18,403
51 Louisville 0.1% 6,063
52 Booneville 0.09% 8,539
53 New Albany 0.07% 8,723
54 Yazoo City 0.01% 10,806
55 Corinth 0.01% 14,544
56 Aberdeen 0.0% 5,302
57 Indianola 0.0% 9,258
58 Holly Springs 0.0% 7,727
59 Batesville 0.0% 7,200
60 Kosciusko 0.0% 6,778

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

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