The 10 Utah Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2023


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 74,090 - 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 2023:

  1. South Salt Lake
  2. Taylorsville
  3. Salt Lake City
  4. West Valley City
  5. South Jordan
  6. Draper
  7. North Salt Lake
  8. Midvale
  9. Pleasant View
  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 2023. 9.44% 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 2023

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 26,086
% Asian: 9.44%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,462
Percent Change Since 2010: 88.95%
More on South Salt Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 60,295
% Asian: 8.18%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,934
Percent Change Since 2010: 162.87%
More on Taylorsville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 199,153
% Asian: 5.28%
# Of Asian Residents: 10,511
Percent Change Since 2010: 43.05%
More on Salt Lake City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 139,361
% Asian: 4.85%
# Of Asian Residents: 6,753
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.4%
More on West Valley City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West Valley City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 75,617
% Asian: 4.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,276
Percent Change Since 2010: 227.93%
More on South Jordan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Jordan, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 49,978
% Asian: 4.26%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,127
Percent Change Since 2010: 96.94%
More on Draper: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Draper, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 21,411
% Asian: 4.24%
# Of Asian Residents: 907
Percent Change Since 2010: 156.94%
More on North Salt Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

North Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 35,313
% Asian: 4.1%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,447
Percent Change Since 2010: 143.19%
More on Midvale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,733
% Asian: 4.02%
# Of Asian Residents: 432
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Pleasant View: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pleasant View, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 96,272
% Asian: 3.75%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,609
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.15%
More on Sandy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sandy, UT

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Utah With The Largest Asian Population For 2023

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 2017-2021 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 9.4% 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 Nephi 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. Nephi
  2. Santaquin
  3. Mapleton

For more Utah reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Utah

Rank City % Asian Population
1 South Salt Lake 9.44% 26,086
2 Taylorsville 8.18% 60,295
3 Salt Lake City 5.28% 199,153
4 West Valley City 4.85% 139,361
5 South Jordan 4.33% 75,617
6 Draper 4.26% 49,978
7 North Salt Lake 4.24% 21,411
8 Midvale 4.1% 35,313
9 Pleasant View 4.02% 10,733
10 Sandy 3.75% 96,272
11 Murray 3.59% 50,183
12 North Logan 3.51% 10,705
13 Park City 3.32% 8,352
14 Heber 3.31% 16,416
15 Logan 3.12% 52,420
16 Farmington 2.91% 23,990
17 Clinton 2.68% 23,192
18 Provo 2.61% 113,538
19 West Jordan 2.55% 116,045
20 Cottonwood Heights 2.44% 33,597
21 Holladay 2.42% 31,738
22 Santa Clara 2.28% 7,418
23 West Point 2.23% 10,963
24 Herriman 2.15% 52,860
25 Clearfield 2.14% 31,802
26 Riverton 2.12% 44,773
27 Lindon 1.89% 11,346
28 Layton 1.83% 80,858
29 Riverdale 1.78% 9,279
30 Lehi 1.77% 73,911
31 Centerville 1.75% 16,711
32 West Haven 1.73% 16,918
33 Orem 1.68% 96,734
34 Roy 1.62% 39,076
35 Ivins 1.43% 8,786
36 Pleasant Grove 1.42% 37,228
37 Sunset 1.39% 5,454
38 Ogden 1.37% 86,110
39 American Fork 1.33% 32,822
40 Bountiful 1.26% 45,496
41 Washington 1.25% 27,689
42 North Ogden 1.24% 20,703
43 Cedar City 1.24% 34,246
44 Ephraim 1.23% 5,671
45 Farr West 1.16% 7,581
46 Grantsville 1.14% 12,331
47 Syracuse 1.07% 31,715
48 Cedar Hills 1.06% 9,975
49 St. George 0.99% 92,875
50 South Weber 0.99% 7,801
51 Woods Cross 0.89% 11,372
52 Alpine 0.88% 10,209
53 Bluffdale 0.86% 16,576
54 Hyrum 0.81% 9,330
55 Brigham City 0.81% 19,373
56 Tremonton 0.8% 9,727
57 Saratoga Springs 0.79% 36,977
58 Price 0.78% 8,192
59 Smithfield 0.78% 13,263
60 Roosevelt 0.75% 6,757
61 Highland 0.74% 18,913
62 Springville 0.72% 34,750
63 Kaysville 0.7% 32,438
64 Tooele 0.64% 35,223
65 Providence 0.63% 8,199
66 Payson 0.62% 21,093
67 South Ogden 0.45% 17,363
68 Eagle Mountain 0.4% 42,905
69 Enoch 0.33% 7,307
70 Washington Terrace 0.28% 9,215
71 Hooper 0.25% 8,941
72 Hurricane 0.24% 19,501
73 Salem 0.22% 9,097
74 Vernal 0.22% 10,037
75 Richfield 0.21% 8,086
76 Harrisville 0.2% 6,858
77 Plain City 0.2% 7,662
78 Spanish Fork 0.19% 41,953
79 West Bountiful 0.09% 5,871
80 Mapleton 0.0% 11,226
81 Santaquin 0.0% 13,602
82 Nephi 0.0% 6,334

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the cities in Utah with the largest Asian population.

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