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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 Nebraska is 47,885 - at 2.5% of the total population of Nebraska.
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 Nebraska? Which cities and towns in Nebraska have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
Here are the cities in Nebraska with the largest Asian population in 2023:
Which city in Nebraska had the largest Asian population? Lincoln took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Nebraska for 2023. 4.54% of Lincoln identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Nebraska 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 Nebraska or the most diverse places in Nebraska.
The 10 Most Asian Cities In Nebraska For 2023
% Asian: 4.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,116
Percent Change Since 2010: 36.09%
More on Lincoln: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 19,243
Percent Change Since 2010: 125.17%
More on Omaha: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.31%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,080
Percent Change Since 2010: 86.71%
More on Bellevue: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 166
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Crete: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.24%
# Of Asian Residents: 309
Percent Change Since 2010: -28.8%
More on South Sioux City: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.17%
# Of Asian Residents: 519
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.14%
More on Papillion: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 338
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.96%
More on La Vista: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 2.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 675
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.1%
More on Kearney: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 1.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 101
Percent Change Since 2010: 225.81%
More on Ralston: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 1.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 664
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.88%
More on Grand Island: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Nebraska 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 Nebraska.
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 31 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 4.5% 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. Lincoln took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Schuyler was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Nebraska 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 Nebraska
If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Nebraska according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Nebraska:
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Table: Asian Population By City In Nebraska
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