Most Asian cities in South Carolina research summary. We analyzed South Carolina’s most recent Census data to determine the most Asian cities in South Carolina based on the percentage of Asian residents. Here are the results of our analysis:
The most Asian city in South Carolina is Tega Cay based on the most recent Census data.
Tega Cay is 8.41% Asian.
The least Asian city in South Carolina is York.
York is 0.0% Asian.
South Carolina is 1.6% Asian.
South Carolina is the 38th most Asian state in the United States.
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 South Carolina is 82,488 – at 1.6% of the total population of South Carolina.
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 South Carolina? Which cities and towns in South Carolina have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
Here are the cities in South Carolina with the largest Asian population in 2023:
Which city in South Carolina had the largest Asian population? Tega Cay took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in South Carolina for 2023. 8.41% of Tega Cay identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where South Carolina ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.
The 10 Most Asian Cities In South Carolina For 2023
% Asian: 3.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 446
Percent Change Since 2010: 316.82%
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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In South Carolina 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 race breakdown across every place in South Carolina.
That leads 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 58 cities.
We then calculated the percentage of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 8.4% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percentage of Asian population, with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Tega Cay took the distinction of being the most Asian, while York was the least Asian city.
We updated this article for 2023. This report reflects our tenth time ranking the cities in South Carolina with the largest Asian population.
Read on for more information on how the cities in South Carolina 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 South Carolina
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across South Carolina according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in South Carolina:
- Lake City
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Table: Asian Population By City In South Carolina
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