The 10 Texas Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Texas with the largest Asian population.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Texas with the largest Asian population.

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 Texas is 1,340,554 - at 4.7% of the total population of Texas.

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

Here are the cities in Texas with the largest Asian population in 2021:

  1. Sugar Land
  2. Coppell
  3. Murphy
  4. Bellaire
  5. Stafford
  6. Plano
  7. Frisco
  8. Irving
  9. Missouri City
  10. Allen

Which city in Texas had the largest Asian population? Sugar Land took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Texas for 2021. 36.45% of Sugar Land identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Texas For 2021

Sugar Land, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 118,709
% Asian: 36.45%
# Of Asian Residents: 43,272
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.84%
More on Sugar Land: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,645
% Asian: 24.34%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,135
Percent Change Since 2010: 60.01%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Murphy, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 20,612
% Asian: 23.25%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,792
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.99%
More on Murphy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bellaire, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,815
% Asian: 22.29%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,194
Percent Change Since 2010: 91.07%
More on Bellaire: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stafford, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 17,206
% Asian: 21.19%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,646
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.25%
More on Stafford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plano, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 287,064
% Asian: 21.12%
# Of Asian Residents: 60,633
Percent Change Since 2010: 46.43%
More on Plano: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Frisco, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 177,020
% Asian: 20.88%
# Of Asian Residents: 36,962
Percent Change Since 2010: 288.22%
More on Frisco: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Irving, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 239,783
% Asian: 19.64%
# Of Asian Residents: 47,096
Percent Change Since 2010: 71.92%
More on Irving: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Missouri City, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 74,557
% Asian: 17.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 13,243
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.68%
More on Missouri City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Allen, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 101,699
% Asian: 17.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 18,036
Percent Change Since 2010: 93.52%
More on Allen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Texas With The Largest Asian Population For 2021

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 Texas.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2015-2019 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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 36.5% 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. Sugar Land took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Yoakum was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in Texas 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.

There You Have It - Asian Populations Across Texas

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

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

  1. Yoakum
  2. Hempstead
  3. Progreso

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Texas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Sugar Land 36.45% 118,709
2 Coppell 24.34% 41,645
3 Murphy 23.25% 20,612
4 Bellaire 22.29% 18,815
5 Stafford 21.19% 17,206
6 Plano 21.12% 287,064
7 Frisco 20.88% 177,020
8 Irving 19.64% 239,783
9 Missouri City 17.76% 74,557
10 Allen 17.73% 101,699
11 Southlake 15.87% 31,292
12 Richardson 15.79% 116,432
13 Carrollton 15.08% 135,834
14 Sachse 14.24% 25,607
15 Pearland 14.15% 122,078
16 West University Place 12.75% 15,603
17 Euless 11.59% 55,763
18 Garland 11.01% 238,418
19 Flower Mound 10.87% 76,555
20 Addison 10.33% 15,302
21 Lewisville 10.33% 106,386
22 College Station 10.01% 113,686
23 Cedar Park 9.51% 74,814
24 Haltom City 8.79% 44,223
25 Port Lavaca 8.73% 12,147
26 Wylie 8.43% 49,759
27 Mckinney 8.37% 182,055
28 Austin 7.53% 950,807
29 Farmers Branch 7.39% 39,039
30 Watauga 7.38% 24,582
31 Rowlett 7.31% 63,793
32 Friendswood 7.27% 39,688
33 Port Arthur 7.26% 55,109
34 Pflugerville 6.99% 61,737
35 Roanoke 6.94% 8,341
36 Round Rock 6.8% 124,434
37 Kennedale 6.75% 8,197
38 Grapevine 6.72% 53,317
39 Houston 6.72% 2,310,432
40 Dumas 6.71% 14,222
41 Richmond 6.67% 12,646
42 University Park 6.65% 25,036
43 Grand Prairie 6.62% 192,565
44 Arlington 6.49% 395,477
45 Windcrest 6.2% 5,851
46 Keller 6.11% 46,813
47 Commerce 6.08% 9,293
48 Anna 6.02% 13,052
49 Little Elm 5.92% 45,967
50 Helotes 5.79% 9,175
51 Jersey Village 5.79% 7,933
52 Fairview 5.7% 8,832
53 Highland Park 5.69% 9,168
54 League City 5.63% 103,310
55 Leon Valley 5.62% 12,199
56 Heath 5.53% 8,709
57 Bedford 5.31% 49,323
58 The Colony 5.27% 43,005
59 Colleyville 5.13% 26,462
60 Prosper 4.9% 22,517
61 Live Oak 4.88% 15,855
62 Harker Heights 4.84% 30,861
63 Trophy Club 4.74% 11,949
64 Leander 4.59% 53,716
65 Mansfield 4.52% 69,557
66 Fort Worth 4.5% 874,401
67 North Richland Hills 4.41% 70,202
68 Livingston 4.24% 5,115
69 Orange 4.19% 18,762
70 Webster 4.18% 11,222
71 Denton 4.18% 136,195
72 Amarillo 4.13% 198,955
73 Katy 4.02% 20,202
74 Hewitt 3.95% 14,523
75 Nederland 3.95% 17,357
76 Hurst 3.79% 38,976
77 Killeen 3.73% 145,686
78 Port Neches 3.45% 12,782
79 Dallas 3.36% 1,330,612
80 Sherman 3.25% 42,432
81 Highland Village 3.2% 16,519
82 La Marque 3.15% 16,627
83 Beaumont 3.13% 118,151
84 Rockwall 3.12% 44,101
85 Conroe 3.05% 84,358
86 Cedar Hill 3.01% 48,560
87 Keene 2.99% 6,396
88 Schertz 2.97% 41,199
89 Lake Jackson 2.94% 27,295
90 Copperas Cove 2.93% 32,715
91 Angleton 2.83% 19,416
92 Galveston 2.81% 50,241
93 Lockhart 2.81% 13,652
94 Lakeway 2.77% 15,138
95 Mesquite 2.73% 143,456
96 San Antonio 2.72% 1,508,083
97 Richland Hills 2.71% 8,051
98 Converse 2.71% 26,930
99 Brenham 2.68% 17,123
100 Granbury 2.65% 9,939

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