The 10 New Hampshire Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2023

We used data and science to determine the cities in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire is 36,507 - 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 2023:

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

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 2023. 7.96% 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 2023

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Population: 90,659
% Asian: 7.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,217
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.06%
More on Nashua: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Nashua, NH

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Population: 14,316
% Asian: 5.15%
# Of Asian Residents: 737
Percent Change Since 2010: -21.85%
More on Lebanon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lebanon, NH

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Population: 21,897
% Asian: 4.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,090
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.24%
More on Portsmouth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Portsmouth, NH

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Population: 114,730
% Asian: 4.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,609
Percent Change Since 2010: 49.97%
More on Manchester: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manchester, NH

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Population: 11,964
% Asian: 4.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 562
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.92%
More on Somersworth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Somersworth, NH

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Population: 32,599
% Asian: 4.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,446
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.07%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dover, NH

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Population: 43,552
% Asian: 3.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,718
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.66%
More on Concord: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Concord, NH

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Population: 32,317
% Asian: 1.75%
# Of Asian Residents: 564
Percent Change Since 2010: 370.0%
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Rochester, NH

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Population: 8,766
% Asian: 1.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 105
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.05%
More on Franklin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Franklin, NH

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Population: 16,786
% Asian: 0.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 122
Percent Change Since 2010: -47.41%
More on Laconia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Laconia, NH

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.

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*
* 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 8.0% to 0.1%.

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 Berlin 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.

Summary: 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. Berlin
  2. Keene
  3. Claremont

For more New Hampshire reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In New Hampshire

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Nashua 7.96% 90,659
2 Lebanon 5.15% 14,316
3 Portsmouth 4.98% 21,897
4 Manchester 4.89% 114,730
5 Somersworth 4.7% 11,964
6 Dover 4.44% 32,599
7 Concord 3.94% 43,552
8 Rochester 1.75% 32,317
9 Franklin 1.2% 8,766
10 Laconia 0.73% 16,786
11 Claremont 0.56% 12,955
12 Keene 0.54% 22,969
13 Berlin 0.13% 9,710

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in New Hampshire with the largest Asian population.

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