The 10 Missouri Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Missouri 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 Missouri is 122,506 - at 2.0% of the total population of Missouri.

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

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

  1. Olivette
  2. Maryland Heights
  3. Town and Country
  4. Chesterfield
  5. Clayton
  6. Creve Coeur
  7. Manchester
  8. Ladue
  9. Wildwood
  10. Rolla

Which city in Missouri had the largest Asian population? Olivette took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Missouri for 2022. 19.15% of Olivette identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Missouri For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 7,837
% Asian: 19.15%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,501
Percent Change Since 2010: 84.85%
More on Olivette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olivette, MO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 26,996
% Asian: 17.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,777
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.61%
More on Maryland Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Maryland Heights, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 11,109
% Asian: 13.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,470
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.81%
More on Town And Country: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Town And Country, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 47,603
% Asian: 12.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,977
Percent Change Since 2010: 63.22%
More on Chesterfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chesterfield, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,763
% Asian: 11.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,944
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.27%
More on Clayton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clayton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 18,627
% Asian: 10.93%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,036
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.83%
More on Creve Coeur: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Creve Coeur, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 18,102
% Asian: 8.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,496
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.4%
More on Manchester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manchester, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,631
% Asian: 7.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 646
Percent Change Since 2010: 72.27%
More on Ladue: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ladue, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 35,476
% Asian: 7.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,488
Percent Change Since 2010: 315.36%
More on Wildwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wildwood, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,273
% Asian: 6.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,344
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.04%
More on Rolla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rolla, MO

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 123 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 19.2% 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. Olivette took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Park Hills was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Park Hills
  2. Charleston
  3. Pevely

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Missouri

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Olivette 19.15% 7,837
2 Maryland Heights 17.7% 26,996
3 Town And Country 13.23% 11,109
4 Chesterfield 12.56% 47,603
5 Clayton 11.6% 16,763
6 Creve Coeur 10.93% 18,627
7 Manchester 8.26% 18,102
8 Ladue 7.48% 8,631
9 Wildwood 7.01% 35,476
10 Rolla 6.63% 20,273
11 Ballwin 6.28% 30,177
12 Columbia 6.08% 122,659
13 University City 6.02% 34,336
14 Richmond Heights 6.0% 8,581
15 Brentwood 5.68% 7,986
16 Ellisville 5.18% 9,752
17 Parkville 5.08% 7,122
18 Maplewood 4.68% 8,073
19 St. John 4.04% 6,369
20 O'fallon 3.77% 88,132
21 Shrewsbury 3.7% 6,108
22 Hazelwood 3.48% 25,222
23 St. Louis 3.35% 304,709
24 Bridgeton 3.23% 11,577
25 Kirksville 3.09% 17,645
26 St. Charles 3.07% 70,650
27 Cape Girardeau 2.99% 40,100
28 Valley Park 2.91% 6,813
29 Kansas City 2.73% 491,158
30 Warrensburg 2.7% 20,313
31 Overland 2.68% 15,644
32 Jefferson City 2.59% 42,670
33 St. Peters 2.53% 57,536
34 Battlefield 2.46% 6,375
35 Wentzville 2.38% 40,407
36 St. Ann 2.34% 12,689
37 Republic 2.26% 16,571
38 Joplin 2.22% 50,580
39 Branson 2.19% 11,526
40 Dardenne Prairie 2.15% 13,385
41 Maryville 2.09% 11,641
42 Perryville 2.05% 8,500
43 Lee's Summit 2.0% 98,997
44 Glendale 1.97% 5,881
45 Liberty 1.95% 31,761
46 Poplar Bluff 1.9% 16,979
47 Trenton 1.88% 5,679
48 Des Peres 1.85% 8,654
49 Springfield 1.78% 167,601
50 Eureka 1.72% 10,203
51 Union 1.68% 11,931
52 Sunset Hills 1.65% 8,466
53 Grandview 1.63% 24,990
54 Crestwood 1.62% 11,859
55 Washington 1.6% 14,052
56 Blue Springs 1.54% 55,415
57 Nixa 1.52% 22,086
58 St. Joseph 1.48% 75,369
59 Macon 1.47% 5,357
60 Raytown 1.44% 29,176
61 Lake St. Louis 1.41% 16,357
62 Webb City 1.35% 11,884
63 Kirkwood 1.35% 27,772
64 Independence 1.29% 117,139
65 Farmington 1.28% 18,792
66 Monett 1.26% 9,035
67 Webster Groves 1.23% 22,906
68 Odessa 1.22% 5,240
69 Moberly 1.09% 13,710
70 Carl Junction 1.06% 8,202
71 Smithville 1.05% 10,269
72 Chillicothe 1.02% 9,106
73 Neosho 1.01% 12,036
74 Florissant 1.0% 51,220
75 Dellwood 1.0% 5,010
76 Raymore 0.98% 21,676
77 Sedalia 0.91% 21,634
78 Oak Grove 0.89% 8,278
79 Clinton 0.82% 8,792
80 Belton 0.78% 23,568
81 Carthage 0.75% 14,699
82 Sikeston 0.73% 16,664
83 Gladstone 0.69% 27,365
84 Excelsior Springs 0.68% 11,688
85 Marshall 0.64% 12,920
86 Boonville 0.6% 8,300
87 Fulton 0.6% 12,696
88 Lebanon 0.59% 14,735
89 Festus 0.59% 12,054
90 Nevada 0.57% 8,198
91 Sullivan 0.52% 6,499
92 Ferguson 0.47% 20,631
93 Weldon Spring 0.36% 5,536
94 Arnold 0.35% 21,144
95 Grain Valley 0.33% 14,261
96 Jackson 0.32% 14,893
97 Kennett 0.29% 10,069
98 Troy 0.26% 12,457
99 De Soto 0.25% 6,359
100 Marshfield 0.22% 7,425
101 Hannibal 0.21% 17,312
102 Bolivar 0.19% 11,000
103 West Plains 0.19% 12,290
104 Cameron 0.17% 8,941
105 Warrenton 0.17% 8,388
106 Harrisonville 0.15% 10,084
107 Ozark 0.14% 20,216
108 Mexico 0.03% 11,535
109 Pleasant Hill 0.01% 8,611
110 Berkeley 0.01% 8,912
111 Jennings 0.0% 14,672
112 Kearney 0.0% 10,460
113 Bellefontaine Neighbors 0.0% 10,441
114 Caruthersville 0.0% 5,518
115 Aurora 0.0% 7,461
116 Black Jack 0.0% 6,930
117 Richmond 0.0% 5,622
118 Dexter 0.0% 7,867
119 Bonne Terre 0.0% 7,037
120 Pacific 0.0% 6,780
121 Pevely 0.0% 5,937
122 Charleston 0.0% 5,478
123 Park Hills 0.0% 8,512

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

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