The 10 Utah Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Utah 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 Utah is 72,061 - at 2.3% of the total population of Utah.

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

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

  1. South Salt Lake
  2. Taylorsville
  3. Salt Lake City
  4. West Valley City
  5. Park City
  6. Midvale
  7. Pleasant View
  8. North Logan
  9. South Jordan
  10. Sandy

Which city in Utah had the largest Asian population? South Salt Lake took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Utah for 2022. 10.03% of South Salt Lake identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Utah For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,125
% Asian: 10.03%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,521
Percent Change Since 2010: 93.48%
More on South Salt Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 59,926
% Asian: 8.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,259
Percent Change Since 2010: 180.18%
More on Taylorsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 200,133
% Asian: 5.14%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,283
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.94%
More on Salt Lake City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 135,610
% Asian: 4.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,769
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.64%
More on West Valley City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Valley City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,467
% Asian: 4.37%
# Of Asian Residents: 370
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.54%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Park City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,708
% Asian: 4.24%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,430
Percent Change Since 2010: 140.34%
More on Midvale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,460
% Asian: 3.98%
# Of Asian Residents: 416
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Pleasant View: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pleasant View, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,978
% Asian: 3.94%
# Of Asian Residents: 432
Percent Change Since 2010: 269.23%
More on North Logan: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 73,695
% Asian: 3.75%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,760
Percent Change Since 2010: 176.28%
More on South Jordan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 96,137
% Asian: 3.72%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,577
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.05%
More on Sandy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sandy, UT

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Utah 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 Utah.

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 82 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 10.0% 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. South Salt Lake took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Santaquin was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Santaquin
  2. Plain City
  3. Mapleton

For more Utah reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Utah

Rank City % Asian Population
1 South Salt Lake 10.03% 25,125
2 Taylorsville 8.78% 59,926
3 Salt Lake City 5.14% 200,133
4 West Valley City 4.99% 135,610
5 Park City 4.37% 8,467
6 Midvale 4.24% 33,708
7 Pleasant View 3.98% 10,460
8 North Logan 3.94% 10,978
9 South Jordan 3.75% 73,695
10 Sandy 3.72% 96,137
11 Murray 3.68% 48,969
12 Draper 3.55% 48,594
13 Logan 3.37% 51,266
14 West Jordan 2.86% 115,181
15 Provo 2.75% 116,886
16 Cottonwood Heights 2.65% 33,865
17 Santa Clara 2.63% 7,868
18 West Point 2.45% 10,829
19 Clearfield 2.41% 31,622
20 Layton 2.38% 77,268
21 Holladay 2.2% 30,461
22 Woods Cross 2.13% 11,423
23 Riverdale 2.12% 8,826
24 Lindon 1.94% 11,072
25 Centerville 1.91% 17,527
26 Farmington 1.87% 24,439
27 Riverton 1.84% 43,793
28 Orem 1.82% 97,883
29 Sunset 1.73% 5,309
30 Lehi 1.66% 66,980
31 North Salt Lake 1.6% 20,721
32 Heber 1.59% 16,362
33 Roy 1.55% 39,243
34 Herriman 1.51% 45,211
35 Ogden 1.36% 87,175
36 Bountiful 1.34% 43,991
37 Grantsville 1.33% 11,488
38 Clinton 1.29% 22,191
39 Ivins 1.29% 8,931
40 Syracuse 1.15% 30,366
41 Saratoga Springs 1.13% 31,273
42 Tremonton 1.11% 8,890
43 West Haven 1.09% 15,003
44 American Fork 1.07% 31,636
45 Cedar City 1.01% 33,404
46 Ephraim 1.01% 7,222
47 Kaysville 0.97% 31,957
48 Cedar Hills 0.95% 10,190
49 Washington 0.94% 28,192
50 Pleasant Grove 0.94% 38,474
51 Springville 0.93% 33,251
52 St. George 0.91% 87,176
53 Hurricane 0.91% 18,112
54 Alpine 0.89% 10,509
55 South Weber 0.88% 7,631
56 Providence 0.84% 7,732
57 Hooper 0.81% 8,850
58 Smithfield 0.79% 11,670
59 Brigham City 0.79% 19,336
60 Highland 0.76% 19,012
61 Payson 0.72% 20,181
62 Bluffdale 0.66% 14,802
63 Hyrum 0.58% 8,415
64 Roosevelt 0.58% 7,077
65 Tooele 0.54% 35,313
66 South Ogden 0.5% 17,080
67 Enoch 0.47% 7,044
68 West Bountiful 0.33% 5,724
69 North Ogden 0.29% 19,930
70 Farr West 0.26% 7,197
71 Washington Terrace 0.23% 9,181
72 Spanish Fork 0.23% 40,069
73 Eagle Mountain 0.19% 35,431
74 Salem 0.18% 8,403
75 Vernal 0.16% 10,449
76 Price 0.08% 8,303
77 Richfield 0.06% 7,813
78 Nephi 0.0% 6,168
79 Harrisville 0.0% 6,637
80 Mapleton 0.0% 10,270
81 Plain City 0.0% 7,159
82 Santaquin 0.0% 12,276

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

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