The 10 New Hampshire Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire is 35,971 - at 2.7% of the total population of New Hampshire.

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

Here are the cities in New Hampshire with the largest Asian population in 2021:

  1. Nashua
  2. Somersworth
  3. Lebanon
  4. Manchester
  5. Portsmouth
  6. Concord
  7. Dover
  8. Keene
  9. Rochester
  10. Franklin

Which city in New Hampshire had the largest Asian population? Nashua took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in New Hampshire for 2021. 8.35% of Nashua identify as Asian.

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

To see where New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire or the most diverse places in New Hampshire.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In New Hampshire For 2021

Nashua, NH

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 88,815
% Asian: 8.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,417
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.33%
More on Nashua: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Somersworth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 11,925
% Asian: 6.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 787
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.35%
More on Somersworth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lebanon, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,623
% Asian: 6.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 893
Percent Change Since 2010: -5.3%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manchester, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 112,109
% Asian: 5.05%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,667
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.52%
More on Manchester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Portsmouth, NH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 21,775
% Asian: 4.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,048
Percent Change Since 2010: 68.49%
More on Portsmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Concord, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 43,244
% Asian: 4.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,030
Percent Change Since 2010: 109.93%
More on Concord: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dover, NH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,577
% Asian: 4.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,289
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.76%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Keene, NH

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,953
% Asian: 2.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 567
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.51%
More on Keene: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rochester, NH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 30,955
% Asian: 1.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 572
Percent Change Since 2010: 376.67%
More on Rochester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Franklin, NH

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 8,623
% Asian: 0.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 73
Percent Change Since 2010: -10.98%
More on Franklin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

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 8,000 people. That left us with 13 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.4% to 0.4%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Nashua took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Claremont was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire

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

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

  1. Claremont
  2. Berlin
  3. Laconia

For more New Hampshire reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In New Hampshire

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Nashua 8.35% 88,815
2 Somersworth 6.6% 11,925
3 Lebanon 6.56% 13,623
4 Manchester 5.05% 112,109
5 Portsmouth 4.81% 21,775
6 Concord 4.69% 43,244
7 Dover 4.08% 31,577
8 Keene 2.47% 22,953
9 Rochester 1.85% 30,955
10 Franklin 0.85% 8,623
11 Laconia 0.72% 16,476
12 Berlin 0.52% 10,221
13 Claremont 0.44% 12,977

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