The 10 Missouri Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Missouri 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 Missouri is 119,481 - 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 2021:

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

Which city in Missouri had the largest Asian population? Maryland Heights took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Missouri for 2021. 16.07% of Maryland Heights 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 2021

Maryland Heights, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 27,080
% Asian: 16.07%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,352
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.97%
More on Maryland Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Olivette, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 7,849
% Asian: 14.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,148
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.38%
More on Olivette: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Town And Country, MO

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,077
% Asian: 12.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,427
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.9%
More on Town And Country: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Clayton, MO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 16,588
% Asian: 12.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,106
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.29%
More on Clayton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Chesterfield, MO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 47,605
% Asian: 11.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,488
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.86%
More on Chesterfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Creve Coeur, MO

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 18,538
% Asian: 10.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,017
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.66%
More on Creve Coeur: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brentwood, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,005
% Asian: 8.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 669
Percent Change Since 2010: 54.15%
More on Brentwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manchester, MO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 18,110
% Asian: 6.59%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,193
Percent Change Since 2010: -18.34%
More on Manchester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rolla, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,169
% Asian: 6.46%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,303
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.59%
More on Rolla: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,500
% Asian: 6.41%
# Of Asian Residents: 545
Percent Change Since 2010: 201.1%
More on Richmond Heights: Real Estate | Data

How We Determined The Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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 123 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 16.1% 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. Maryland Heights took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Caruthersville 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.

There You Have It - 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. Caruthersville
  2. Richmond
  3. Bellefontaine Neighbors

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Missouri

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Maryland Heights 16.07% 27,080
2 Olivette 14.63% 7,849
3 Town And Country 12.88% 11,077
4 Clayton 12.7% 16,588
5 Chesterfield 11.53% 47,605
6 Creve Coeur 10.88% 18,538
7 Brentwood 8.36% 8,005
8 Manchester 6.59% 18,110
9 Rolla 6.46% 20,169
10 Richmond Heights 6.41% 8,500
11 Columbia 6.17% 121,230
12 Ballwin 5.91% 30,252
13 Ladue 5.78% 8,601
14 Wildwood 5.44% 35,459
15 University City 5.37% 34,498
16 Ellisville 4.68% 9,661
17 Valley Park 4.03% 6,799
18 St. John 3.99% 6,396
19 St. Ann 3.6% 12,744
20 O'fallon 3.37% 87,242
21 St. Louis 3.34% 308,174
22 Maplewood 3.33% 8,051
23 Hazelwood 3.32% 25,319
24 Kirksville 3.29% 17,554
25 Battlefield 3.24% 6,240
26 St. Charles 3.23% 70,171
27 Overland 3.12% 15,715
28 Branson 3.04% 11,416
29 Parkville 2.83% 6,724
30 Eureka 2.79% 10,666
31 Dardenne Prairie 2.78% 13,293
32 Smithville 2.78% 9,884
33 Cape Girardeau 2.78% 39,566
34 Kansas City 2.69% 486,404
35 St. Peters 2.68% 57,273
36 Washington 2.54% 14,014
37 Jefferson City 2.49% 42,919
38 Des Peres 2.47% 8,619
39 Perryville 2.43% 8,451
40 Republic 2.4% 16,247
41 Joplin 2.27% 50,386
42 Sunset Hills 2.22% 8,472
43 Shrewsbury 2.15% 6,150
44 Maryville 2.1% 11,696
45 Springfield 2.06% 167,051
46 Wentzville 2.05% 38,841
47 Lee's Summit 2.04% 97,275
48 Glendale 2.04% 5,891
49 Warrensburg 1.95% 20,139
50 Bridgeton 1.88% 11,606
51 Grandview 1.8% 25,069
52 Lake St. Louis 1.64% 15,989
53 Raymore 1.61% 21,196
54 Blue Springs 1.6% 54,850
55 Farmington 1.58% 18,515
56 Nevada 1.51% 8,317
57 Kirkwood 1.48% 27,708
58 Webb City 1.48% 11,721
59 Independence 1.39% 117,084
60 Crestwood 1.37% 11,865
61 Poplar Bluff 1.36% 17,023
62 Macon 1.34% 5,358
63 Webster Groves 1.25% 22,951
64 Odessa 1.25% 5,210
65 St. Joseph 1.2% 75,913
66 Moberly 1.12% 13,707
67 Weldon Spring 1.08% 5,531
68 Monett 1.04% 8,984
69 Raytown 1.02% 29,264
70 Nixa 1.0% 21,544
71 Neosho 0.94% 11,990
72 Marshall 0.94% 12,949
73 Trenton 0.94% 5,770
74 Ferguson 0.94% 20,738
75 Sikeston 0.91% 16,200
76 Clinton 0.87% 9,118
77 Belton 0.85% 23,425
78 Chillicothe 0.84% 9,162
79 Excelsior Springs 0.83% 11,640
80 Liberty 0.82% 31,328
81 Gladstone 0.81% 27,126
82 Cameron 0.79% 9,665
83 Carl Junction 0.77% 8,072
84 Florissant 0.69% 51,455
85 Sedalia 0.67% 21,633
86 Fulton 0.67% 12,779
87 Carthage 0.66% 14,708
88 Hannibal 0.65% 17,320
89 Boonville 0.62% 8,418
90 Lebanon 0.55% 14,652
91 Festus 0.54% 11,982
92 Oak Grove 0.54% 8,217
93 Troy 0.51% 12,079
94 Union 0.45% 11,475
95 Harrisonville 0.45% 10,043
96 Ozark 0.38% 19,767
97 Kennett 0.38% 10,062
98 Grain Valley 0.32% 13,966
99 De Soto 0.31% 6,380
100 West Plains 0.29% 12,233

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