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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 York is 1,723,110 - at 8.6% of the total population of New York.
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 York? Which cities and towns in New York have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
Here are the cities in New York with the largest Asian population in 2023:
Which city in New York had the largest Asian population? New Hyde Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in New York for 2023. 31.63% of New Hyde Park identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where New York 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 York or the most diverse places in New York.
The 10 Most Asian Cities In New York For 2023
% Asian: 31.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,246
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.11%
More on New Hyde Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 20.46%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,520
Percent Change Since 2010: 147.96%
More on Great Neck Plaza: Real Estate | Data
% Asian: 16.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,276
Percent Change Since 2010: 67.89%
More on Williston Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 16.11%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,125
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.43%
More on Ithaca: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 15.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,836
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.17%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 14.65%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,905
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.43%
More on Valley Stream: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 14.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,969
Percent Change Since 2010: 106.18%
More on Mineola: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 14.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,233,852
Percent Change Since 2010: 21.92%
More on New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 12.97%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,098
Percent Change Since 2010: 132.85%
More on Floral Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 11.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,239
Percent Change Since 2010: 160.84%
More on Great Neck: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New York 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 York.
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 164 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 31.6% 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. New Hyde Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Albion was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.
Read on for more information on how the cities in New York 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 York
If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across New York according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in New York:
- Saranac Lake
For more New York reading, check out:
- Richest Cities In New York
- Best Places To Retire In New York
- Best Places To Raise A Family In New York
Table: Asian Population By City In New York
|1||New Hyde Park||31.63%|
|2||Great Neck Plaza||20.46%|