The 10 Mississippi Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Mississippi 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 Mississippi is 29,466 - 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 2021:

  1. D'Iberville
  2. Biloxi
  3. Madison
  4. Flowood
  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 2021. 9.73% 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 2021

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,673
% Asian: 9.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,331
Percent Change Since 2010: 133.51%
More on D'iberville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Biloxi, MS

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 45,906
% Asian: 5.05%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,320
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.67%
More on Biloxi: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,592
% Asian: 4.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,269
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.73%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Flowood, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,030
% Asian: 4.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 435
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.29%
More on Flowood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clinton, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,131
% Asian: 4.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,187
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.5%
More on Clinton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Starkville, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,387
% Asian: 4.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,037
Percent Change Since 2010: 30.28%
More on Starkville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ocean Springs, MS

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 17,729
% Asian: 3.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 651
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.91%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ridgeland, MS

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 24,269
% Asian: 3.49%
# Of Asian Residents: 846
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.1%
More on Ridgeland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Oxford, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 26,962
% Asian: 3.42%
# Of Asian Residents: 921
Percent Change Since 2010: 33.87%
More on Oxford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Long Beach, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 15,698
% Asian: 3.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 485
Percent Change Since 2010: -22.77%
More on Long Beach: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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 60 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 9.7% 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.

There You Have It - 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:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Mississippi

Rank City % Asian Population
1 D'iberville 9.73% 13,673
2 Biloxi 5.05% 45,906
3 Madison 4.96% 25,592
4 Flowood 4.82% 9,030
5 Clinton 4.72% 25,131
6 Starkville 4.08% 25,387
7 Ocean Springs 3.67% 17,729
8 Ridgeland 3.49% 24,269
9 Oxford 3.42% 26,962
10 Long Beach 3.09% 15,698
11 Gautier 2.99% 18,496
12 Cleveland 2.24% 11,627
13 Southaven 1.99% 54,152
14 Olive Branch 1.69% 37,461
15 Canton 1.64% 12,222
16 Brookhaven 1.36% 12,115
17 Gulfport 1.33% 71,676
18 Hattiesburg 1.07% 46,098
19 Horn Lake 0.99% 27,080
20 Petal 0.87% 10,584
21 Meridian 0.85% 37,848
22 Forest 0.83% 5,629
23 Greenville 0.79% 30,588
24 Bay St. Louis 0.78% 13,018
25 Greenwood 0.76% 14,040
26 Natchez 0.76% 14,981
27 Pearl 0.74% 26,461
28 Clarksdale 0.73% 15,734
29 Tupelo 0.73% 38,271
30 Byram 0.68% 11,578
31 Waveland 0.63% 6,336
32 Columbus 0.63% 24,083
33 Philadelphia 0.62% 7,218
34 Picayune 0.61% 11,040
35 Vicksburg 0.6% 22,332
36 West Point 0.54% 10,626
37 Pascagoula 0.53% 21,809
38 Columbia 0.48% 5,992
39 Brandon 0.38% 23,930
40 Senatobia 0.36% 7,840
41 Richland 0.33% 7,175
42 Jackson 0.32% 166,383
43 Moss Point 0.3% 13,451
44 Ripley 0.25% 5,290
45 Laurel 0.24% 18,508
46 Grenada 0.19% 12,475
47 Pontotoc 0.17% 6,015
48 Mccomb 0.17% 12,725
49 New Albany 0.15% 8,705
50 Yazoo City 0.14% 11,063
51 Amory 0.14% 6,932
52 Louisville 0.1% 6,124
53 Indianola 0.07% 9,450
54 Booneville 0.07% 8,637
55 Hernando 0.06% 15,942
56 Corinth 0.02% 14,562
57 Aberdeen 0.0% 5,326
58 Holly Springs 0.0% 7,737
59 Batesville 0.0% 7,245
60 Kosciusko 0.0% 6,855

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About Chris Kolmar

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