The 10 Utah Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our seventh time ranking the cities in Utah 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 Utah is 71,000 - 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 2021:

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

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 2021. 10.42% 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 2021

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 25,017
% Asian: 10.42%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,606
Percent Change Since 2010: 100.0%
More on South Salt Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Valley City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 136,009
% Asian: 5.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,530
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.3%
More on West Valley City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 60,138
% Asian: 5.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,204
Percent Change Since 2010: 70.7%
More on Taylorsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 197,756
% Asian: 5.3%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,477
Percent Change Since 2010: 42.58%
More on Salt Lake City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,711
% Asian: 4.76%
# Of Asian Residents: 510
Percent Change Since 2010: 335.9%
More on North Logan: Real Estate | Data

Park City, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 8,375
% Asian: 4.47%
# Of Asian Residents: 374
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.54%
More on Park City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 71,198
% Asian: 3.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,689
Percent Change Since 2010: 169.17%
More on South Jordan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pleasant View, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,162
% Asian: 3.75%
# Of Asian Residents: 381
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Pleasant View: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sandy, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 96,127
% Asian: 3.75%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,603
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.94%
More on Sandy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 33,318
% Asian: 3.69%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,231
Percent Change Since 2010: 106.89%
More on Midvale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Utah 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 Utah.

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 82 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 10.4% 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 Richfield 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.

There You Have It - 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. Richfield
  2. Nephi
  3. Santaquin

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Utah

Rank City % Asian Population
1 South Salt Lake 10.42% 25,017
2 West Valley City 5.54% 136,009
3 Taylorsville 5.33% 60,138
4 Salt Lake City 5.3% 197,756
5 North Logan 4.76% 10,711
6 Park City 4.47% 8,375
7 South Jordan 3.78% 71,198
8 Pleasant View 3.75% 10,162
9 Sandy 3.75% 96,127
10 Midvale 3.69% 33,318
11 Draper 3.5% 48,000
12 Logan 3.34% 50,863
13 West Jordan 3.27% 114,138
14 North Salt Lake 3.01% 20,402
15 West Point 2.91% 10,615
16 Cottonwood Heights 2.81% 34,036
17 Riverdale 2.7% 8,752
18 Provo 2.65% 116,403
19 Layton 2.32% 76,197
20 Murray 2.16% 49,105
21 Orem 2.1% 96,725
22 Holladay 2.07% 30,636
23 Sunset 1.93% 5,278
24 Lehi 1.88% 64,006
25 Riverton 1.85% 43,250
26 Lindon 1.81% 10,912
27 Clearfield 1.75% 31,364
28 Clinton 1.75% 21,890
29 Grantsville 1.67% 11,021
30 Heber 1.66% 15,699
31 Centerville 1.63% 17,404
32 Farmington 1.56% 23,847
33 Roy 1.55% 39,040
34 Bountiful 1.46% 43,901
35 Herriman 1.41% 40,149
36 Syracuse 1.38% 29,331
37 Pleasant Grove 1.37% 38,380
38 Highland 1.32% 18,726
39 Woods Cross 1.25% 11,340
40 Saratoga Springs 1.22% 29,161
41 Ogden 1.22% 86,833
42 Ephraim 1.2% 7,102
43 Roosevelt 1.09% 7,041
44 Providence 1.09% 7,407
45 West Bountiful 1.01% 5,627
46 Tremonton 1.0% 8,638
47 Smithfield 0.96% 11,373
48 St. George 0.94% 84,500
49 Ivins 0.91% 8,530
50 Brigham City 0.9% 19,150
51 Washington 0.89% 26,583
52 American Fork 0.88% 30,399
53 Kaysville 0.88% 31,494
54 South Weber 0.87% 7,381
55 Bluffdale 0.87% 13,403
56 Springville 0.82% 32,952
57 Cedar City 0.8% 32,067
58 West Haven 0.79% 13,782
59 South Ogden 0.76% 17,063
60 Hurricane 0.76% 17,212
61 Eagle Mountain 0.68% 32,412
62 Payson 0.6% 19,842
63 Cedar Hills 0.56% 10,209
64 Hooper 0.47% 8,646
65 Alpine 0.47% 10,477
66 Santa Clara 0.47% 7,495
67 Enoch 0.45% 6,738
68 Hyrum 0.44% 8,224
69 Salem 0.37% 8,099
70 North Ogden 0.36% 19,392
71 Tooele 0.32% 34,535
72 Washington Terrace 0.21% 9,162
73 Farr West 0.2% 7,023
74 Spanish Fork 0.18% 39,371
75 Vernal 0.17% 10,574
76 Price 0.12% 8,265
77 Mapleton 0.05% 9,872
78 Plain City 0.0% 6,867
79 Harrisville 0.0% 6,510
80 Santaquin 0.0% 11,684
81 Nephi 0.0% 5,969
82 Richfield 0.0% 7,731

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