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


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in New York 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 York is 1,633,539 - at 8.3% 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 2021:

  1. New Hyde Park
  2. Great Neck Plaza
  3. Ithaca
  4. Manorhaven
  5. Scarsdale
  6. Valley Stream
  7. New York
  8. Williston Park
  9. Mineola
  10. Utica

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 2021. 30.71% 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 2021

New Hyde Park, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,841
% Asian: 30.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,022
Percent Change Since 2010: 35.09%
More on New Hyde Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,957
% Asian: 18.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,275
Percent Change Since 2010: 107.99%
More on Great Neck Plaza: Real Estate | Data

Ithaca, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 30,569
% Asian: 17.18%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,251
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.14%
More on Ithaca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manorhaven, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,628
% Asian: 15.6%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,034
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.63%
More on Manorhaven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 17,837
% Asian: 15.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,677
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.92%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Valley Stream, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 37,577
% Asian: 14.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,354
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.94%
More on Valley Stream: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New York, NY

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,419,316
% Asian: 13.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,176,762
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.28%
More on New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Williston Park, NY

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,277
% Asian: 13.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 955
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.66%
More on Williston Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mineola, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 19,186
% Asian: 12.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,394
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.25%
More on Mineola: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Utica, NY

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 60,320
% Asian: 11.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,922
Percent Change Since 2010: 94.55%
More on Utica: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In New York 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 York.

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 163 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 30.7% 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.

There You Have It - 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:

  1. Albion
  2. Hilton
  3. Kiryas Joel

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In New York

Rank City % Asian Population
1 New Hyde Park 30.71% 9,841
2 Great Neck Plaza 18.33% 6,957
3 Ithaca 17.18% 30,569
4 Manorhaven 15.6% 6,628
5 Scarsdale 15.01% 17,837
6 Valley Stream 14.25% 37,577
7 New York 13.98% 8,419,316
8 Williston Park 13.12% 7,277
9 Mineola 12.48% 19,186
10 Utica 11.48% 60,320
11 Colonie 11.19% 7,737
12 Great Neck 10.85% 10,205
13 Tuckahoe 10.59% 6,584
14 Pelham 9.51% 6,941
15 Johnson City 9.43% 14,448
16 Westbury 9.42% 15,342
17 Floral Park 9.1% 16,003
18 East Hills 8.88% 7,147
19 Farmingdale 8.74% 8,902
20 Hudson 8.66% 6,235
21 Port Jefferson 8.15% 7,939
22 Tarr 8.1% 11,436
23 Harrison 7.93% 28,135
24 White Plains 7.78% 58,137
25 Larchmont 7.56% 6,096
26 Irvington 7.23% 6,529
27 Bronxville 7.13% 6,409
28 Albany 6.87% 97,478
29 Rensselaer 6.67% 9,259
30 New Paltz 6.62% 7,165
31 Webster 6.55% 5,606
32 Syracuse 6.52% 142,874
33 Yonkers 6.34% 199,968
34 Rye Brook 6.33% 9,487
35 Suffern 6.2% 10,943
36 Woodbury 6.11% 10,810
37 Lake Grove 6.08% 11,100
38 Schenectady 5.93% 65,334
39 Dobbs Ferry 5.89% 11,070
40 Buffalo 5.83% 256,480
41 Pelham Manor 5.55% 5,569
42 Rye 5.51% 15,820
43 Glen Cove 5.25% 27,232
44 Hastings-On-Hudson 5.2% 7,921
45 New Hempstead 5.14% 5,385
46 Ossining 5.14% 25,086
47 Briarcliff Manor 5.13% 7,616
48 Wappingers Falls 5.12% 5,648
49 New Rochelle 5.11% 79,067
50 Binghamton 4.92% 45,140
51 Garden City 4.92% 22,499
52 Chestnut Ridge 4.8% 8,057
53 Mount Kisco 4.79% 10,866
54 Troy 4.76% 49,458
55 Airmont 4.65% 8,770
56 East Rockaway 4.58% 9,816
57 Malverne 4.58% 8,517
58 Nyack 4.25% 7,173
59 Patchogue 4.21% 12,384
60 West Haverstraw 4.15% 10,250
61 Mamaroneck 3.94% 19,217
62 Watervliet 3.91% 10,050
63 Potsdam 3.76% 9,154
64 Monroe 3.72% 8,586
65 Geneva 3.66% 12,787
66 Croton-On-Hudson 3.58% 8,155
67 Long Beach 3.52% 33,507
68 Saratoga Springs 3.5% 27,943
69 Middletown 3.15% 27,963
70 Kingston 3.11% 23,070
71 Port Jervis 3.05% 8,595
72 Rochester 2.99% 206,848
73 Pleasantville 2.96% 7,221
74 Williamsville 2.96% 5,233
75 Brockport 2.93% 8,292
76 Oneonta 2.91% 13,893
77 Geneseo 2.85% 8,095
78 Plattsburgh 2.82% 19,465
79 Lynbrook 2.79% 19,524
80 Horseheads 2.76% 6,446
81 Goshen 2.75% 5,344
82 Rockville Centre 2.58% 24,492
83 Monticello 2.46% 6,433
84 Wesley Hills 2.43% 5,885
85 Spring Valley 2.42% 32,295
86 Haverstraw 2.34% 12,065
87 Ballston Spa 2.32% 5,399
88 Canton 2.29% 6,505
89 Massapequa Park 2.25% 17,193
90 Babylon 2.2% 12,056
91 Beacon 2.14% 13,634
92 Peekskill 2.1% 24,075
93 Endicott 2.03% 12,771
94 Mount Vernon 2.02% 67,896
95 Cedarhurst 2.0% 6,642
96 Olean 1.97% 13,670
97 Lindenhurst 1.94% 26,979
98 Hornell 1.92% 8,281
99 Lawrence 1.91% 6,544
100 Washingtonville 1.88% 5,746

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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