The 10 Oregon Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Oregon 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 Oregon is 185,221 - at 4.4% of the total population of Oregon.

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 Oregon? Which cities and towns in Oregon have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

Here are the cities in Oregon with the largest Asian population in 2022:

  1. Happy Valley
  2. Beaverton
  3. Hillsboro
  4. Corvallis
  5. Portland
  6. Tigard
  7. Lake Oswego
  8. West Linn
  9. Troutdale
  10. Talent

Which city in Oregon had the largest Asian population? Happy Valley took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Oregon for 2022. 19.67% of Happy Valley identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where Oregon 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 Oregon or the most diverse places in Oregon.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Oregon For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 22,049
% Asian: 19.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,336
Percent Change Since 2010: 198.42%
More on Happy Valley: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Happy Valley, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 98,567
% Asian: 13.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 12,877
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.14%
More on Beaverton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Beaverton, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 108,026
% Asian: 12.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,025
Percent Change Since 2010: 79.63%
More on Hillsboro: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hillsboro, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 58,612
% Asian: 10.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,914
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.91%
More on Corvallis: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Corvallis, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 650,380
% Asian: 8.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 55,681
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.12%
More on Portland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Portland, OR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 54,149
% Asian: 8.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,611
Percent Change Since 2010: 53.6%
More on Tigard: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tigard, OR

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 39,476
% Asian: 8.2%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,239
Percent Change Since 2010: 56.7%
More on Lake Oswego: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lake Oswego, OR

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 26,764
% Asian: 5.53%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,480
Percent Change Since 2010: 83.62%
More on West Linn: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Linn, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 16,433
% Asian: 5.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 880
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.77%
More on Troutdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Troutdale, OR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,553
% Asian: 4.39%
# Of Asian Residents: 288
Percent Change Since 2010: 269.23%
More on Talent: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Talent, OR

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Oregon 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 Oregon.

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 73 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 19.7% 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. Happy Valley took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Milton-Freewater was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Oregon 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 Oregon

If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Oregon according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Oregon:

  1. Milton-Freewater
  2. Eagle Point
  3. Junction City

For more Oregon reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Oregon

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Happy Valley 19.67% 22,049
2 Beaverton 13.06% 98,567
3 Hillsboro 12.06% 108,026
4 Corvallis 10.09% 58,612
5 Portland 8.56% 650,380
6 Tigard 8.52% 54,149
7 Lake Oswego 8.2% 39,476
8 West Linn 5.53% 26,764
9 Troutdale 5.36% 16,433
10 Talent 4.39% 6,553
11 Eugene 4.31% 170,457
12 Gresham 4.28% 110,456
13 Wilsonville 4.09% 24,413
14 North Bend 3.54% 9,708
15 Sherwood 3.32% 19,745
16 Salem 3.12% 171,806
17 Tualatin 2.9% 27,601
18 Lincoln City 2.75% 9,007
19 Monmouth 2.74% 10,411
20 Sheridan 2.58% 6,122
21 Cornelius 2.55% 12,767
22 Fairview 2.46% 9,382
23 Milwaukie 2.46% 21,086
24 Gladstone 2.45% 12,316
25 Forest Grove 2.43% 24,847
26 Sandy 2.43% 11,319
27 Sweet Home 2.26% 9,763
28 Ashland 2.1% 21,138
29 Ontario 1.98% 11,031
30 Florence 1.96% 9,037
31 Springfield 1.94% 62,729
32 Newberg 1.9% 23,676
33 Albany 1.86% 54,442
34 Bend 1.72% 97,032
35 Canby 1.7% 17,860
36 Medford 1.59% 82,098
37 Newport 1.56% 10,767
38 Coos Bay 1.53% 16,326
39 Mcminnville 1.51% 34,466
40 Molalla 1.37% 9,224
41 Hood River 1.34% 7,745
42 The Dalles 1.22% 15,518
43 Cottage Grove 1.16% 10,302
44 Scappoose 1.09% 7,436
45 La Grande 1.08% 13,380
46 Woodburn 1.05% 26,008
47 Astoria 1.05% 9,929
48 Oregon City 1.0% 37,057
49 Lebanon 0.99% 17,144
50 Seaside 0.97% 6,811
51 Grants Pass 0.93% 37,938
52 St. Helens 0.92% 13,779
53 Keizer 0.9% 39,408
54 Stayton 0.84% 8,199
55 Roseburg 0.83% 23,237
56 Central Point 0.76% 18,648
57 Pendleton 0.75% 16,685
58 Madras 0.59% 6,934
59 Winston 0.59% 5,444
60 Brookings 0.59% 6,475
61 Klamath Falls 0.58% 21,509
62 Prineville 0.52% 10,429
63 Sutherlin 0.47% 8,060
64 Redmond 0.4% 31,359
65 Dallas 0.32% 16,612
66 Independence 0.28% 10,178
67 Hermiston 0.16% 17,512
68 Baker City 0.14% 9,786
69 Umatilla 0.12% 7,215
70 Silverton 0.04% 10,426
71 Junction City 0.0% 6,140
72 Eagle Point 0.0% 9,316
73 Milton-Freewater 0.0% 7,044

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

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