The 10 Vermont Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2021


We used data and science to determine the cities in Vermont 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 Vermont 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 Vermont is 10,393 - at 1.7% of the total population of Vermont.

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

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

  1. Winooski
  2. Essex Junction
  3. Burlington
  4. South Burlington
  5. Rutland
  6. Montpelier
  7. Barre
  8. St. Albans

Which city in Vermont had the largest Asian population? Winooski took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Vermont for 2021. 16.79% of Winooski identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Vermont For 2021

Winooski, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,242
% Asian: 16.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,216
Percent Change Since 2010: 253.49%
More on Winooski: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Essex Junction, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 10,603
% Asian: 7.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 844
Percent Change Since 2010: 62.62%
More on Essex Junction: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Burlington, VT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 42,545
% Asian: 5.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,461
Percent Change Since 2010: 76.42%
More on Burlington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

South Burlington, VT

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 19,162
% Asian: 5.04%
# Of Asian Residents: 966
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.21%
More on South Burlington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rutland, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 15,398
% Asian: 1.7%
# Of Asian Residents: 261
Percent Change Since 2010: 125.0%
More on Rutland: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Montpelier, VT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,477
% Asian: 1.46%
# Of Asian Residents: 109
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.74%
More on Montpelier: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Barre, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,646
% Asian: 0.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 19
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Barre: Real Estate | Data | Photos

St. Albans, VT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,804
% Asian: 0.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 1
Percent Change Since 2010: -99.45%
More on St. Albans: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How We Determined The Cities In Vermont 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 Vermont.

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 6,000 people. That left us with 8 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 16.8% 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. Winooski took the distinction of being the most Asian, while St. Albans was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. St. Albans
  2. Barre
  3. Montpelier

For more Vermont reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In Vermont

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Winooski 16.79% 7,242
2 Essex Junction 7.96% 10,603
3 Burlington 5.78% 42,545
4 South Burlington 5.04% 19,162
5 Rutland 1.7% 15,398
6 Montpelier 1.46% 7,477
7 Barre 0.22% 8,646
8 St. Albans 0.01% 6,804

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