The 10 Texas Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Texas 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 Texas is 1,396,953 - at 4.9% 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 2022:

  1. Sugar Land
  2. Coppell
  3. Murphy
  4. Stafford
  5. Frisco
  6. Plano
  7. Irving
  8. Bellaire
  9. Sachse
  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 2022. 38.02% 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 2022

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 118,563
% Asian: 38.02%
# Of Asian Residents: 45,072
Percent Change Since 2010: 71.7%
More on Sugar Land: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sugar Land, TX

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 41,494
% Asian: 27.56%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,435
Percent Change Since 2010: 80.53%
More on Coppell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Coppell, TX

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 20,711
% Asian: 27.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,649
Percent Change Since 2010: 47.34%
More on Murphy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Murphy, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 16,904
% Asian: 22.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,856
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.08%
More on Stafford: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Stafford, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 188,387
% Asian: 22.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 42,127
Percent Change Since 2010: 342.46%
More on Frisco: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Frisco, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 288,870
% Asian: 21.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 62,681
Percent Change Since 2010: 51.37%
More on Plano: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Plano, TX

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 240,475
% Asian: 20.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 49,238
Percent Change Since 2010: 79.74%
More on Irving: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Irving, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,862
% Asian: 20.4%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,847
Percent Change Since 2010: 75.26%
More on Bellaire: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bellaire, TX

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 25,888
% Asian: 18.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,846
Percent Change Since 2010: 189.66%
More on Sachse: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sachse, TX

Source: City Of Sachse
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 104,040
% Asian: 17.73%
# Of Asian Residents: 18,443
Percent Change Since 2010: 97.89%
More on Allen: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Allen, TX

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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 328 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 38.0% 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.

Summary: 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. Galena Park
  3. Hempstead

For more Texas reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Texas

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Sugar Land 38.02% 118,563
2 Coppell 27.56% 41,494
3 Murphy 27.28% 20,711
4 Stafford 22.81% 16,904
5 Frisco 22.36% 188,387
6 Plano 21.7% 288,870
7 Irving 20.48% 240,475
8 Bellaire 20.4% 18,862
9 Sachse 18.72% 25,888
10 Allen 17.73% 104,040
11 Southlake 17.62% 31,684
12 Missouri City 17.23% 75,348
13 Carrollton 15.11% 137,319
14 Pearland 14.58% 125,817
15 Richardson 14.47% 118,583
16 Euless 12.2% 56,334
17 West University Place 11.88% 15,589
18 Garland 10.88% 238,622
19 Leon Valley 10.66% 12,279
20 Flower Mound 10.66% 78,854
21 Lewisville 10.57% 107,740
22 College Station 10.19% 115,802
23 Cedar Park 10.02% 77,181
24 Addison 9.59% 15,428
25 Mckinney 9.25% 191,197
26 Farmers Branch 9.02% 42,659
27 Port Lavaca 8.74% 12,015
28 Little Elm 8.65% 49,792
29 Haltom City 8.48% 44,300
30 Watauga 8.46% 24,487
31 Wylie 8.39% 51,251
32 Friendswood 7.92% 39,893
33 Austin 7.65% 965,872
34 Celina 7.41% 13,608
35 Round Rock 7.41% 128,812
36 Rosenberg 7.31% 37,816
37 Jersey Village 7.03% 7,900
38 Pflugerville 6.91% 63,610
39 Grand Prairie 6.8% 193,835
40 Houston 6.8% 2,313,238
41 Live Oak 6.59% 16,118
42 Arlington 6.57% 397,269
43 Grapevine 6.48% 54,151
44 Port Arthur 6.47% 54,705
45 Rowlett 6.39% 65,426
46 Bedford 6.23% 49,145
47 The Colony 6.19% 43,791
48 Prosper 6.12% 25,887
49 Richmond 6.03% 12,592
50 Highland Park 5.99% 9,143
51 Anna 5.93% 14,159
52 Dumas 5.88% 14,042
53 University Park 5.65% 25,027
54 Webster 5.65% 11,229
55 Roanoke 5.64% 8,810
56 League City 5.62% 105,410
57 Heath 5.43% 9,069
58 Trophy Club 5.42% 11,904
59 Keller 5.34% 46,885
60 Groves 5.32% 15,531
61 Colleyville 5.25% 26,766
62 Commerce 4.97% 9,473
63 Kennedale 4.91% 8,393
64 Fort Worth 4.77% 892,221
65 Leander 4.73% 60,613
66 Windcrest 4.6% 5,854
67 Alpine 4.23% 6,029
68 Mansfield 4.23% 71,419
69 Amarillo 3.99% 199,225
70 Denton 3.97% 139,734
71 Helotes 3.92% 9,525
72 Hurst 3.82% 38,783
73 Killeen 3.76% 148,573
74 Harker Heights 3.7% 31,657
75 Rockwall 3.7% 45,168
76 Beaumont 3.63% 117,321
77 Sherman 3.63% 43,239
78 Cibolo 3.62% 30,333
79 Dallas 3.56% 1,338,846
80 North Richland Hills 3.47% 70,585
81 Fairview 3.46% 8,998
82 Lake Jackson 3.3% 27,269
83 Katy 3.15% 20,296
84 Converse 3.13% 27,582
85 Angleton 3.1% 19,371
86 Keene 3.07% 6,456
87 Lakeway 2.99% 15,605
88 Hewitt 2.93% 14,705
89 Mesquite 2.88% 142,429
90 Livingston 2.87% 5,162
91 San Antonio 2.86% 1,529,133
92 Conroe 2.85% 88,369
93 Highland Village 2.82% 16,701
94 Lockhart 2.81% 13,782
95 Brenham 2.78% 17,297
96 Galveston 2.77% 50,307
97 Cedar Hill 2.76% 48,337
98 San Marcos 2.75% 64,053
99 Kingsville 2.73% 25,367
100 Orange 2.72% 18,458
101 Mcallen 2.7% 142,557
102 Copperas Cove 2.66% 32,960
103 Atlanta 2.66% 5,458
104 La Marque 2.64% 16,983
105 Kirby 2.6% 8,709
106 Lubbock 2.57% 257,013
107 Tyler 2.53% 105,859
108 Princeton 2.51% 12,208
109 Forney 2.51% 23,871
110 Schertz 2.5% 42,433
111 Dayton 2.45% 8,546
112 Wichita Falls 2.41% 104,657
113 Universal City 2.4% 20,691
114 Richland Hills 2.4% 7,999
115 Woodway 2.39% 8,936
116 Port Neches 2.36% 12,729
117 Red Oak 2.36% 13,010
118 Seminole 2.29% 7,683
119 Bellmead 2.27% 10,763
120 Corpus Christi 2.24% 326,332
121 Abilene 2.22% 124,691
122 Midland 2.22% 141,194
123 Waco 2.22% 137,779
124 Seabrook 2.17% 13,849
125 Lampasas 2.16% 7,869
126 Fate 2.1% 14,300
127 Texarkana 2.09% 36,733
128 Athens 2.08% 12,667
129 Bridge City 2.05% 7,902
130 Huntsville 2.04% 41,664
131 White Settlement 2.03% 17,716
132 Nacogdoches 1.97% 32,912
133 Crowley 1.92% 15,972
134 Lufkin 1.88% 35,336
135 Edinburg 1.86% 97,734
136 Nederland 1.82% 17,334
137 Post 1.8% 5,002
138 Corinth 1.79% 21,881
139 Portland 1.75% 17,807
140 Gainesville 1.71% 16,557
141 Belton 1.67% 22,173
142 Alvin 1.66% 26,592
143 Canyon 1.66% 15,648
144 Balch Springs 1.62% 25,123
145 Marshall 1.62% 22,881
146 Temple 1.61% 76,590
147 Victoria 1.61% 66,974
148 Bryan 1.6% 85,645
149 Pasadena 1.59% 152,537
150 Odessa 1.55% 122,630
151 Benbrook 1.54% 23,337
152 Granbury 1.51% 10,325
153 Pecos 1.5% 11,957
154 Marble Falls 1.47% 6,746
155 Paris 1.46% 24,814
156 Duncanville 1.46% 39,096
157 Dickinson 1.45% 20,870
158 Longview 1.44% 82,183
159 San Angelo 1.44% 100,509
160 Rockport 1.39% 10,815
161 Baytown 1.38% 76,089
162 Bastrop 1.35% 9,094
163 Georgetown 1.35% 75,470
164 Buda 1.35% 16,484
165 Weslaco 1.34% 41,103
166 Seguin 1.34% 29,458
167 Vernon 1.33% 10,078
168 Brady 1.33% 5,282
169 New Braunfels 1.3% 84,622
170 Stephenville 1.3% 20,887
171 Hutto 1.29% 26,778
172 Wake Village 1.28% 5,611
173 Hillsboro 1.28% 8,384
174 Mineral Wells 1.28% 15,130
175 Kilgore 1.27% 14,824
176 Corsicana 1.27% 23,736
177 El Paso 1.26% 679,879
178 Saginaw 1.24% 23,835
179 Uvalde 1.23% 16,122
180 Snyder 1.23% 11,211
181 Burleson 1.23% 47,151
182 Mission 1.21% 83,796
183 Cleburne 1.2% 30,812
184 Deer Park 1.18% 33,599
185 Gladewater 1.16% 5,960
186 Bay City 1.15% 17,672
187 Pearsall 1.13% 11,243
188 Lake Dallas 1.12% 8,004
189 Greenville 1.11% 28,088
190 Pleasanton 1.1% 10,703
191 Port Isabel 1.1% 6,278
192 Fair Oaks Ranch 1.08% 10,753
193 Texas City 1.05% 49,468
194 Alice 1.04% 18,859
195 Sulphur Springs 1.03% 16,091
196 Rusk 0.96% 5,598
197 Humble 0.95% 15,819
198 La Feria 0.95% 7,276
199 Fort Stockton 0.92% 8,378
200 Harlingen 0.91% 65,028
201 Floresville 0.91% 7,844
202 Brownwood 0.88% 18,554
203 Hereford 0.85% 14,692
204 Donna 0.85% 16,381
205 Willis 0.85% 6,731
206 Muleshoe 0.85% 5,555
207 Lumberton 0.84% 12,939
208 Monahans 0.83% 7,667
209 Beeville 0.83% 14,261
210 Rockdale 0.82% 5,505
211 La Porte 0.81% 35,340
212 Aransas Pass 0.81% 9,269
213 Del Rio 0.78% 35,828
214 Waxahachie 0.78% 36,735
215 Mount Pleasant 0.77% 17,058
216 Carthage 0.75% 6,442
217 Gonzales 0.74% 7,573
218 Lancaster 0.74% 39,264
219 Royse City 0.73% 13,773
220 Ingleside 0.73% 9,768
221 Bridgeport 0.72% 6,498
222 Crockett 0.7% 6,424
223 Kyle 0.69% 45,828
224 Henderson 0.67% 13,145
225 Burkburnett 0.67% 11,241
226 Elgin 0.66% 10,231
227 Lacy-Lakeview 0.66% 6,698
228 Santa Fe 0.65% 13,326
229 Desoto 0.62% 53,170
230 Cameron 0.62% 5,476
231 Whitehouse 0.6% 8,673
232 Gatesville 0.6% 13,513
233 Freeport 0.59% 12,184
234 Brownsville 0.59% 182,230
235 Mexia 0.59% 7,319
236 Robinson 0.58% 11,806
237 Weatherford 0.57% 32,110
238 Midlothian 0.56% 31,533
239 Big Spring 0.56% 27,878
240 Taylor 0.55% 17,291
241 Liberty 0.55% 9,299
242 Plainview 0.53% 20,194
243 Palestine 0.52% 17,906
244 Laredo 0.51% 260,571
245 Lago Vista 0.5% 7,212
246 Dalhart 0.5% 8,422
247 Luling 0.5% 5,850
248 Denison 0.49% 24,851
249 Levelland 0.49% 13,566
250 Littlefield 0.47% 5,900
251 Borger 0.46% 12,534
252 Sanger 0.46% 8,535
253 Kerrville 0.46% 23,511
254 Silsbee 0.42% 6,642
255 Pharr 0.42% 78,689
256 Decatur 0.42% 6,976
257 Andrews 0.41% 13,797
258 Breckenridge 0.4% 5,435
259 Bonham 0.4% 10,295
260 Prairie View 0.4% 6,813
261 Azle 0.39% 12,950
262 River Oaks 0.38% 7,653
263 Hondo 0.35% 9,321
264 Everman 0.35% 6,232
265 Glenn Heights 0.29% 13,228
266 Joshua 0.29% 7,818
267 Graham 0.29% 8,618
268 Wharton 0.27% 8,654
269 Tomball 0.25% 11,689
270 Perryton 0.24% 8,609
271 Sweetwater 0.24% 10,601
272 Jasper 0.22% 7,556
273 Boerne 0.22% 16,909
274 Seagoville 0.21% 16,726
275 Jacksonville 0.2% 14,809
276 Cleveland 0.2% 8,150
277 Terrell 0.19% 18,513
278 Ennis 0.18% 19,917
279 Burnet 0.16% 6,357
280 Edna 0.16% 5,729
281 South Houston 0.14% 17,522
282 Sinton 0.13% 5,389
283 Socorro 0.12% 34,329
284 Cuero 0.11% 8,246
285 Eagle Pass 0.1% 29,307
286 Pampa 0.09% 17,226
287 Mercedes 0.05% 16,561
288 Rio Grande City 0.03% 14,411
289 Robstown 0.03% 11,214
290 Forest Hill 0.02% 12,964
291 Alamo 0.01% 19,851
292 Fredericksburg 0.01% 11,341
293 Center 0.0% 5,178
294 Crystal City 0.0% 7,256
295 Carrizo Springs 0.0% 5,421
296 Brownfield 0.0% 9,431
297 Bowie 0.0% 5,075
298 White Oak 0.0% 6,301
299 Clute 0.0% 11,655
300 Childress 0.0% 6,109
301 Alton 0.0% 17,683
302 Alamo Heights 0.0% 8,501
303 Vidor 0.0% 10,658
304 Gun Barrel City 0.0% 6,160
305 El Campo 0.0% 11,695
306 Elsa 0.0% 7,181
307 Raymondville 0.0% 10,950
308 Progreso 0.0% 5,908
309 Roma 0.0% 11,427
310 Palmview 0.0% 17,410
311 Navasota 0.0% 7,786
312 Marlin 0.0% 5,602
313 Los Fresnos 0.0% 7,767
314 Lamesa 0.0% 9,179
315 Kermit 0.0% 6,283
316 Kaufman 0.0% 7,646
317 San Benito 0.0% 24,259
318 San Juan 0.0% 36,759
319 Jacinto City 0.0% 10,544
320 Iowa Park 0.0% 6,370
321 Sealy 0.0% 6,439
322 Horizon City 0.0% 19,645
323 Hitchcock 0.0% 7,831
324 Slaton 0.0% 5,953
325 Hidalgo 0.0% 13,984
326 Hempstead 0.0% 8,056
327 Galena Park 0.0% 10,848
328 Yoakum 0.0% 5,762

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

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