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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 28,758 - 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 2023:
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 2023. 9.52% 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 2023
% Asian: 9.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,213
Percent Change Since 2010: 112.81%
More on D'iberville: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 6.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 626
Percent Change Since 2010: 78.86%
More on Flowood: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 6.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,680
Percent Change Since 2010: 135.29%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 4.65%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,281
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.76%
More on Biloxi: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 714
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.39%
More on Ocean Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,033
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.92%
More on Clinton: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 891
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.93%
More on Starkville: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 704
Percent Change Since 2010: -4.22%
More on Ridgeland: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 691
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.44%
More on Oxford: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 427
Percent Change Since 2010: 771.43%
More on Gautier: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Mississippi With The Largest Asian Population For 2023
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 2017-2021 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*
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 9.5% 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:
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Table: Asian Population By City In Mississippi
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