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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 Oklahoma is 87,388 - at 2.2% of the total population of Oklahoma.
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 Oklahoma? Which cities and towns in Oklahoma have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
Here are the cities in Oklahoma with the largest Asian population in 2023:
Which city in Oklahoma had the largest Asian population? Jenks took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Oklahoma for 2023. 8.35% of Jenks identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma or the most diverse places in Oklahoma.
The 10 Most Asian Cities In Oklahoma For 2023
% Asian: 8.35%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,104
Percent Change Since 2010: 416.95%
More on Jenks: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 6.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,063
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.65%
More on Stillwater: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 4.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 499
Percent Change Since 2010: 330.17%
More on Warr Acres: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 4.58%
# Of Asian Residents: 587
Percent Change Since 2010: 217.3%
More on Guymon: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 4.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 29,602
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.78%
More on Oklahoma City: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 4.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,383
Percent Change Since 2010: 52.88%
More on Norman: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 4.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,581
Percent Change Since 2010: 119.08%
More on Broken Arrow: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 4.05%
# Of Asian Residents: 296
Percent Change Since 2010: 2176.92%
More on Piedmont: Real Estate | Data
% Asian: 3.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,107
Percent Change Since 2010: 137.04%
More on Bixby: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 3.39%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,912
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.09%
More on Tulsa: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma.
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 71 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.3% 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. Jenks took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Blackwell was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma
If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Oklahoma according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Oklahoma:
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Table: Asian Population By City In Oklahoma