The 10 Tennessee Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Tennessee 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 Tennessee is 121,808 - at 1.8% of the total population of Tennessee.

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

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

  1. Collierville
  2. Franklin
  3. Brentwood
  4. Farragut
  5. Germantown
  6. Newport
  7. Smyrna
  8. Collegedale
  9. Nashville
  10. Mount Juliet

Which city in Tennessee had the largest Asian population? Collierville took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Tennessee for 2022. 9.51% of Collierville identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Tennessee For 2022

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9
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Population: 50,596
% Asian: 9.51%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,814
Percent Change Since 2010: 77.84%
More on Collierville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Collierville, TN

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9
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Population: 80,675
% Asian: 8.59%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,926
Percent Change Since 2010: 198.66%
More on Franklin: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Franklin, TN

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7
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Population: 42,700
% Asian: 7.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,089
Percent Change Since 2010: 151.96%
More on Brentwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brentwood, TN

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7.5
/10

Population: 23,110
% Asian: 6.8%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,571
Percent Change Since 2010: 66.42%
More on Farragut: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Farragut, TN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 39,196
% Asian: 6.18%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,421
Percent Change Since 2010: -14.54%
More on Germantown: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Germantown, TN

Source: City Of Germantwon
Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 6,865
% Asian: 4.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 302
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Newport: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Newport, TN

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6
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Population: 50,820
% Asian: 4.03%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,046
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.68%
More on Smyrna: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Smyrna, TN

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 11,402
% Asian: 3.83%
# Of Asian Residents: 437
Percent Change Since 2010: 29.29%
More on Collegedale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Collegedale, TN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 667,070
% Asian: 3.63%
# Of Asian Residents: 24,230
Percent Change Since 2010: 31.46%
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Nashville, TN

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 35,834
% Asian: 3.62%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,296
Percent Change Since 2010: 226.45%
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Mount Juliet, TN

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Tennessee 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 Tennessee.

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 93 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 9.5% 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. Collierville took the distinction of being the most Asian, while La Follette was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. La Follette
  2. Humboldt
  3. Fayetteville

For more Tennessee reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Tennessee

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Collierville 9.51% 50,596
2 Franklin 8.59% 80,675
3 Brentwood 7.23% 42,700
4 Farragut 6.8% 23,110
5 Germantown 6.18% 39,196
6 Newport 4.4% 6,865
7 Smyrna 4.03% 50,820
8 Collegedale 3.83% 11,402
9 Nashville 3.63% 667,070
10 Mount Juliet 3.62% 35,834
11 Goodlettsville 3.4% 16,829
12 Murfreesboro 3.31% 141,704
13 Oak Ridge 3.09% 29,124
14 Chattanooga 2.86% 181,370
15 Gallatin 2.84% 40,262
16 Johnson City 2.75% 66,934
17 Rockwood 2.74% 5,446
18 Bartlett 2.73% 59,252
19 Lebanon 2.72% 34,759
20 La Vergne 2.69% 35,556
21 Clarksville 2.56% 156,092
22 Nolensville 2.48% 9,221
23 Lakeland 2.33% 12,644
24 Cleveland 2.17% 45,115
25 Cookeville 2.13% 33,922
26 Dayton 1.92% 7,357
27 Sweetwater 1.88% 5,894
28 Manchester 1.88% 10,896
29 White House 1.8% 12,258
30 Memphis 1.75% 650,910
31 Sevierville 1.68% 17,185
32 Knoxville 1.67% 187,487
33 Greenbrier 1.63% 6,859
34 Maryville 1.62% 29,325
35 Hendersonville 1.6% 57,888
36 Tullahoma 1.54% 19,982
37 Spring Hill 1.47% 41,797
38 Elizabethton 1.39% 13,568
39 Henderson 1.36% 6,323
40 Jackson 1.35% 67,036
41 East Ridge 1.34% 21,187
42 Lawrenceburg 1.32% 10,925
43 Signal Mountain 1.26% 8,574
44 Lenoir City 1.24% 9,191
45 Kingston 1.23% 5,946
46 Alcoa 1.16% 9,809
47 Dyersburg 1.01% 16,371
48 Morristown 1.0% 29,887
49 Kingsport 0.96% 53,699
50 Millersville 0.95% 6,403
51 Springfield 0.9% 17,147
52 Athens 0.88% 13,931
53 Arlington 0.85% 11,715
54 Savannah 0.76% 6,934
55 Milan 0.73% 7,642
56 Bolivar 0.7% 5,005
57 Mcminnville 0.65% 13,707
58 Bristol 0.57% 26,973
59 Red Bank 0.54% 11,785
60 Millington 0.53% 10,650
61 Atoka 0.5% 9,407
62 Munford 0.49% 6,090
63 Jefferson City 0.49% 8,220
64 Ripley 0.41% 7,852
65 Dickson 0.35% 15,500
66 Martin 0.35% 10,585
67 Greeneville 0.31% 14,938
68 Columbia 0.31% 39,515
69 Portland 0.29% 12,928
70 Lexington 0.29% 7,838
71 Hartsville/trousdale County 0.28% 10,910
72 Winchester 0.28% 8,818
73 Mount Carmel 0.28% 5,297
74 Lewisburg 0.24% 12,150
75 Mckenzie 0.24% 5,517
76 Harriman 0.21% 6,144
77 Union City 0.21% 10,426
78 Crossville 0.19% 11,704
79 Clinton 0.18% 10,006
80 Fairview 0.17% 8,989
81 Soddy-Daisy 0.15% 13,510
82 Pulaski 0.05% 7,614
83 Pigeon Forge 0.03% 6,247
84 Paris 0.01% 10,021
85 Oakland 0.0% 8,135
86 Brownsville 0.0% 9,497
87 Church Hill 0.0% 6,664
88 Shelbyville 0.0% 21,841
89 Covington 0.0% 8,863
90 Erwin 0.0% 5,910
91 Fayetteville 0.0% 7,046
92 Humboldt 0.0% 8,145
93 La Follette 0.0% 6,762

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

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