The 10 New York Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in New York 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 York is 1,657,284 - at 8.5% 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 2022:

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

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 2022. 27.3% 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 2022

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Population: 9,746
% Asian: 27.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,661
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.95%
More on New Hyde Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New Hyde Park, NY

Source: Public domain
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Population: 6,980
% Asian: 18.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,257
Percent Change Since 2010: 105.06%
More on Great Neck Plaza: Real Estate | Data

Great Neck Plaza, NY

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Population: 30,715
% Asian: 17.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,261
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.36%
More on Ithaca: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ithaca, NY

Source: Public domain
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Population: 17,890
% Asian: 16.02%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,866
Percent Change Since 2010: 48.73%
More on Scarsdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Scarsdale, NY

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7
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Population: 6,725
% Asian: 15.58%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,048
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.23%
More on Manorhaven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Manorhaven, NY

Source: Public domain
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Population: 37,489
% Asian: 15.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,824
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.89%
More on Valley Stream: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Valley Stream, NY

Source: Public domain
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Population: 7,266
% Asian: 14.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,076
Percent Change Since 2010: 41.58%
More on Williston Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Williston Park, NY

Source: Public domain
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Population: 8,379,552
% Asian: 14.15%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,185,423
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.14%
More on New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

New York, NY

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7
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Population: 15,979
% Asian: 13.14%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,100
Percent Change Since 2010: 133.07%
More on Floral Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Floral Park, NY

Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 19,267
% Asian: 12.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,500
Percent Change Since 2010: 73.61%
More on Mineola: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Mineola, NY

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New York With The Largest Asian Population For 2022

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 2016-2020 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 164 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 27.3% 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:

  1. Albion
  2. Kiryas Joel
  3. New Square

For more New York reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In New York

Rank City % Asian Population
1 New Hyde Park 27.3% 9,746
2 Great Neck Plaza 18.01% 6,980
3 Ithaca 17.13% 30,715
4 Scarsdale 16.02% 17,890
5 Manorhaven 15.58% 6,725
6 Valley Stream 15.54% 37,489
7 Williston Park 14.81% 7,266
8 New York 14.15% 8,379,552
9 Floral Park 13.14% 15,979
10 Mineola 12.98% 19,267
11 Great Neck 12.93% 10,172
12 Tuckahoe 12.77% 6,548
13 Utica 11.71% 59,984
14 Westbury 9.97% 15,339
15 Hudson 9.62% 6,103
16 Colonie 9.42% 7,686
17 Rensselaer 9.05% 9,223
18 Port Jefferson 8.67% 8,016
19 Tarr 8.56% 11,394
20 Farmingdale 8.35% 8,869
21 East Hills 8.23% 7,189
22 Harrison 8.05% 28,363
23 Johnson City 7.86% 14,329
24 White Plains 7.49% 58,171
25 Irvington 7.38% 6,494
26 Pelham 7.35% 6,957
27 Suffern 7.21% 10,945
28 Lake Grove 6.93% 11,083
29 Albany 6.91% 96,860
30 Syracuse 6.88% 142,553
31 Wappingers Falls 6.7% 5,639
32 Bronxville 6.54% 6,450
33 Buffalo 6.26% 255,805
34 Larchmont 6.23% 6,159
35 Yonkers 6.2% 200,183
36 Rye 6.16% 15,769
37 New Rochelle 6.16% 79,367
38 Dobbs Ferry 5.91% 10,959
39 West Haverstraw 5.74% 10,220
40 Woodbury 5.67% 10,700
41 New Paltz 5.65% 7,169
42 Lynbrook 5.51% 19,445
43 Schenectady 5.5% 65,336
44 Glen Cove 5.46% 27,172
45 Rye Brook 5.45% 9,554
46 Pelham Manor 5.4% 5,535
47 Ossining 5.31% 24,966
48 Binghamton 5.22% 44,819
49 Patchogue 5.07% 12,389
50 Watervliet 4.74% 9,976
51 Garden City 4.72% 22,384
52 East Rockaway 4.49% 9,810
53 Mamaroneck 4.48% 19,247
54 Long Beach 4.48% 33,475
55 Briarcliff Manor 4.42% 7,695
56 New Hempstead 4.33% 5,426
57 Ballston Spa 4.26% 5,675
58 Troy 4.21% 49,253
59 Nyack 4.08% 7,130
60 Mount Kisco 4.03% 10,949
61 Rockville Centre 3.98% 24,552
62 Potsdam 3.92% 9,003
63 Pleasantville 3.9% 7,256
64 Horseheads 3.8% 6,388
65 Monroe 3.77% 8,567
66 Airmont 3.75% 8,771
67 Hastings-On-Hudson 3.56% 7,969
68 Malverne 3.53% 8,516
69 Chestnut Ridge 3.51% 8,041
70 Rochester 3.25% 206,357
71 Middletown 3.2% 28,018
72 Haverstraw 3.15% 12,076
73 Wesley Hills 3.14% 5,891
74 Croton-On-Hudson 3.13% 8,121
75 Saratoga Springs 3.1% 28,056
76 Williamsville 2.87% 5,194
77 Beacon 2.75% 13,723
78 Plattsburgh 2.75% 19,343
79 Webster 2.74% 5,666
80 Geneseo 2.73% 8,218
81 Brockport 2.71% 8,142
82 Corning 2.7% 10,642
83 Port Jervis 2.65% 8,541
84 Oneonta 2.56% 13,855
85 Massapequa Park 2.52% 17,152
86 Canton 2.41% 6,486
87 Spring Valley 2.23% 32,295
88 Monticello 2.19% 6,429
89 Geneva 2.14% 12,720
90 Mount Vernon 2.1% 67,623
91 Hempstead 2.01% 55,153
92 Peekskill 1.98% 24,111
93 Babylon 1.94% 12,011
94 Endicott 1.94% 12,684
95 Kingston 1.92% 22,954
96 Fredonia 1.82% 10,311
97 Ogdensburg 1.81% 10,559
98 Newburgh 1.8% 28,146
99 Hornell 1.76% 8,274
100 Freeport 1.75% 42,993
101 Newark 1.73% 8,868
102 Olean 1.7% 13,580
103 Herkimer 1.69% 6,912
104 Cedarhurst 1.69% 6,642
105 Washingtonville 1.63% 5,754
106 Goshen 1.61% 5,346
107 Tonawanda 1.51% 14,790
108 Niagara Falls 1.51% 47,978
109 Sleepy Hollow 1.5% 10,089
110 Watertown 1.49% 25,224
111 Penn Yan 1.48% 5,072
112 Medina 1.48% 5,829
113 Lindenhurst 1.46% 26,885
114 Mechanicville 1.34% 5,077
115 Port Chester 1.34% 29,210
116 Oswego 1.28% 17,371
117 Cohoes 1.26% 16,708
118 Hudson Falls 1.26% 7,067
119 Batavia 1.21% 14,490
120 Rome 1.19% 32,217
121 Amsterdam 1.16% 17,823
122 Lockport 1.07% 20,420
123 Massena 1.0% 9,617
124 Poughkeepsie 0.98% 30,341
125 Glens Falls 0.93% 14,322
126 Auburn 0.93% 26,383
127 Lawrence 0.92% 6,517
128 Kenmore 0.86% 15,081
129 Canandaigua 0.77% 10,241
130 Baldwinsville 0.75% 7,732
131 Hamburg 0.74% 9,672
132 Gloversville 0.7% 14,771
133 Bath 0.67% 5,493
134 Ilion 0.67% 7,766
135 Warwick 0.65% 6,769
136 Salamanca 0.64% 5,466
137 Cortland 0.62% 18,633
138 Amityville 0.6% 9,440
139 Solvay 0.6% 6,299
140 North Syracuse 0.58% 6,737
141 Northport 0.56% 7,297
142 Fulton 0.54% 11,209
143 Oneida 0.51% 10,918
144 Dunkirk 0.51% 11,812
145 East Aurora 0.47% 6,172
146 Elmira 0.47% 27,236
147 North Tonawanda 0.42% 30,338
148 Depew 0.36% 15,069
149 Walden 0.34% 6,683
150 Norwich 0.33% 6,629
151 East Rochester 0.31% 6,530
152 Johnstown 0.29% 8,236
153 Jamestown 0.26% 29,290
154 Lancaster 0.17% 10,087
155 Bayville 0.16% 6,720
156 Lackawanna 0.14% 17,751
157 Scotia 0.1% 7,648
158 Fairport 0.09% 5,336
159 Hilton 0.0% 5,811
160 Malone 0.0% 5,644
161 Saranac Lake 0.0% 5,548
162 New Square 0.0% 8,589
163 Kiryas Joel 0.0% 25,910
164 Albion 0.0% 5,615

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in New York with the largest Asian population.

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