The 10 Pennsylvania Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania is 445,725 - at 3.5% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

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

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

  1. Lansdale
  2. Franklin Park
  3. State College
  4. Whitehall
  5. Philadelphia
  6. Baldwin
  7. Swarthmore
  8. Pittsburgh
  9. Souderton
  10. Downin

Which city in Pennsylvania had the largest Asian population? Lansdale took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Pennsylvania for 2022. 15.3% of Lansdale identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Pennsylvania For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,846
% Asian: 15.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,578
Percent Change Since 2010: 20.52%
More on Lansdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Lansdale, PA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 14,701
% Asian: 14.34%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,108
Percent Change Since 2010: 130.38%
More on Franklin Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Franklin Park, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 42,100
% Asian: 10.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,521
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.04%
More on State College: Real Estate | Data | Photos

State College, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,437
% Asian: 9.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,325
Percent Change Since 2010: 208.14%
More on Whitehall: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Whitehall, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 1,581,531
% Asian: 7.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 116,441
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.84%
More on Philadelphia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Philadelphia, PA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,667
% Asian: 6.55%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,288
Percent Change Since 2010: 776.19%
More on Baldwin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Baldwin, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,339
% Asian: 5.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 369
Percent Change Since 2010: -32.42%
More on Swarthmore: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Swarthmore, PA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 301,286
% Asian: 5.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 17,449
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.51%
More on Pittsburgh: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pittsburgh, PA

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,019
% Asian: 5.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 406
Percent Change Since 2010: 124.31%
More on Souderton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Souderton, PA

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,012
% Asian: 5.67%
# Of Asian Residents: 454
Percent Change Since 2010: 125.87%
More on Downin: Real Estate | Data

Source: Public Domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.

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 184 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 15.3% 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. Lansdale took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Corry was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Corry
  2. Clairton
  3. Duquesne

For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Pennsylvania

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Lansdale 15.3% 16,846
2 Franklin Park 14.34% 14,701
3 State College 10.74% 42,100
4 Whitehall 9.86% 13,437
5 Philadelphia 7.36% 1,581,531
6 Baldwin 6.55% 19,667
7 Swarthmore 5.82% 6,339
8 Pittsburgh 5.79% 301,286
9 Souderton 5.78% 7,019
10 Downin 5.67% 8,012
11 Collegeville 5.07% 5,105
12 Scranton 5.07% 76,997
13 Middl 4.92% 9,410
14 Fox Chapel 4.88% 5,104
15 Pleasant Hills 4.63% 8,072
16 Lancaster 4.52% 59,321
17 Media 4.42% 5,658
18 Dunmore 4.34% 13,008
19 Lansdowne 3.97% 10,637
20 South Williamsport 3.96% 6,129
21 Helle 3.86% 5,835
22 Wilson 3.8% 7,809
23 Norwood 3.73% 5,957
24 Brentwood 3.69% 9,319
25 East Stroudsburg 3.46% 10,232
26 Castle Shannon 3.42% 8,249
27 Lehighton 3.41% 5,305
28 Palmyra 3.41% 7,541
29 Norri 3.41% 34,392
30 Harrisburg 3.29% 49,247
31 Clifton Heights 3.22% 6,700
32 Camp Hill 3.08% 7,926
33 Bethlehem 2.96% 75,571
34 Allentown 2.95% 121,156
35 Doyle 2.91% 8,282
36 Huntingdon 2.91% 6,950
37 Erie 2.84% 96,616
38 Ambler 2.83% 6,494
39 Stroudsburg 2.83% 5,514
40 Phoenixville 2.78% 16,961
41 Jefferson Hills 2.73% 11,166
42 New Kensington 2.73% 12,378
43 Emmaus 2.69% 11,438
44 Red Lion 2.68% 6,334
45 Millersville 2.67% 8,309
46 Wilkes-Barre 2.67% 40,805
47 Swissvale 2.64% 8,724
48 Carlisle 2.63% 19,188
49 Moosic 2.63% 5,777
50 Wyomissing 2.61% 10,499
51 Quake 2.58% 8,807
52 Indiana 2.55% 13,162
53 Easton 2.48% 27,274
54 Bristol 2.45% 9,577
55 Mckees Rocks 2.29% 5,892
56 Washington 2.28% 13,404
57 Carnegie 2.27% 7,839
58 Carbondale 2.23% 8,438
59 Conshohocken 2.14% 8,039
60 Hermitage 2.03% 15,603
61 Ridley Park 2.0% 7,042
62 Collingdale 1.95% 8,776
63 Gettysburg 1.82% 7,684
64 Lewisburg 1.8% 5,730
65 Wilkinsburg 1.74% 15,367
66 York 1.73% 44,019
67 Shippensburg 1.71% 5,621
68 Mechanicsburg 1.7% 8,977
69 Bellefonte 1.64% 6,276
70 Shillington 1.62% 5,306
71 Bloomsburg 1.62% 13,916
72 Perkasie 1.58% 8,646
73 Selinsgrove 1.55% 5,923
74 Folcroft 1.52% 6,629
75 West Chester 1.52% 20,033
76 Olyphant 1.49% 5,037
77 Williamsport 1.38% 28,437
78 Edinboro 1.38% 5,599
79 Lewi 1.35% 8,157
80 Brookhaven 1.33% 8,045
81 Sharon Hill 1.3% 5,680
82 Turtle Creek 1.3% 5,161
83 Lebanon 1.27% 25,779
84 Lititz 1.24% 9,503
85 Punxsutawney 1.24% 5,747
86 Monessen 1.22% 7,287
87 Kingston 1.21% 12,859
88 New Holland 1.2% 5,479
89 Sayre 1.2% 5,403
90 Sharon 1.16% 13,101
91 Chambersburg 1.16% 21,017
92 Elizabet 1.1% 11,445
93 Lock Haven 1.1% 8,997
94 New Cumberland 1.1% 7,305
95 Mckeesport 1.07% 19,128
96 Beaver Falls 1.04% 8,393
97 Birdsboro 1.03% 5,141
98 Schuylkill Haven 1.01% 5,137
99 Butler 1.0% 13,008
100 Hatboro 0.99% 7,458
101 Dormont 0.97% 8,335
102 Mount Joy 0.96% 8,204
103 Munhall 0.96% 11,049
104 Forest Hills 0.9% 6,333
105 Aliquippa 0.87% 8,918
106 Grove City 0.84% 7,829
107 Hanover 0.84% 15,675
108 Prospect Park 0.83% 6,495
109 Northampton 0.83% 9,869
110 Titusville 0.81% 5,200
111 Glenolden 0.79% 7,094
112 Franklin 0.79% 6,092
113 Chester 0.78% 33,855
114 Reading 0.77% 88,333
115 Meadville 0.75% 12,684
116 Plum 0.7% 27,137
117 Greensburg 0.67% 14,239
118 Old Forge 0.67% 7,909
119 Uniontown 0.67% 9,740
120 Kennett Square 0.66% 6,182
121 Canonsburg 0.58% 8,815
122 Lower Burrell 0.57% 11,158
123 Greenville 0.56% 5,347
124 New Brighton 0.56% 5,731
125 Pott 0.55% 22,633
126 Archbald 0.53% 7,003
127 Taylor 0.51% 5,935
128 Pittston 0.5% 7,729
129 Dickson City 0.48% 5,778
130 California 0.48% 6,306
131 Johnstown 0.44% 19,381
132 Clearfield 0.43% 5,878
133 Hazleton 0.38% 24,804
134 Plymouth 0.38% 5,780
135 Hollidaysburg 0.37% 5,675
136 Ephrata 0.36% 13,817
137 Yeadon 0.36% 11,495
138 Somerset 0.34% 5,888
139 Ambridge 0.33% 6,660
140 Warren 0.32% 9,127
141 Morrisville 0.32% 8,540
142 Coatesville 0.31% 13,096
143 Dubois 0.31% 7,413
144 St. Marys 0.3% 12,333
145 Columbia 0.3% 10,369
146 White Oak 0.29% 7,472
147 Oakmont 0.29% 6,504
148 Waynesboro 0.28% 10,898
149 Mount Carmel 0.28% 5,672
150 Bradford 0.28% 8,284
151 Coraopolis 0.28% 5,448
152 Catasauqua 0.27% 6,592
153 Jeannette 0.25% 9,146
154 Tyrone 0.25% 5,182
155 Connellsville 0.24% 7,414
156 Milton 0.23% 6,558
157 New Castle 0.21% 21,805
158 Altoona 0.2% 43,669
159 Crafton 0.17% 5,810
160 West View 0.15% 6,547
161 Steelton 0.15% 5,964
162 Bellevue 0.11% 8,088
163 Oil City 0.09% 9,750
164 Nanticoke 0.08% 10,296
165 West Mifflin 0.06% 19,742
166 Darby 0.06% 10,711
167 Clarion 0.05% 5,650
168 Pottsville 0.05% 13,549
169 Bangor 0.0% 5,229
170 Berwick 0.0% 10,003
171 Swoyersville 0.0% 5,031
172 Exeter 0.0% 5,540
173 Ellwood City 0.0% 7,436
174 Monaca 0.0% 5,466
175 Tamaqua 0.0% 6,699
176 Blakely 0.0% 6,234
177 Sunbury 0.0% 9,446
178 Economy 0.0% 9,133
179 Palmerton 0.0% 5,317
180 Nazareth 0.0% 5,705
181 Shamokin 0.0% 7,007
182 Duquesne 0.0% 5,534
183 Clairton 0.0% 6,574
184 Corry 0.0% 6,285

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

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