The 10 Wisconsin Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin is 162,010 - at 2.8% of the total population of Wisconsin.

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

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

  1. Sheboygan
  2. Brookfield
  3. Wausau
  4. Sussex
  5. Madison
  6. Onalaska
  7. Weston
  8. Appleton
  9. Greendale
  10. Hobart

Which city in Wisconsin had the largest Asian population? Sheboygan took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Wisconsin for 2022. 12.06% of Sheboygan identify as Asian.

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

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

The 10 Most Asian Cities In Wisconsin For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 48,153
% Asian: 12.06%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,806
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.27%
More on Sheboygan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sheboygan, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 38,626
% Asian: 11.95%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,615
Percent Change Since 2010: 132.03%
More on Brookfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Brookfield, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 38,685
% Asian: 11.81%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,570
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.39%
More on Wausau: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Wausau, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,884
% Asian: 9.33%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,015
Percent Change Since 2010: 640.88%
More on Sussex: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Sussex, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 258,366
% Asian: 9.08%
# Of Asian Residents: 23,471
Percent Change Since 2010: 45.6%
More on Madison: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Madison, WI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 18,814
% Asian: 8.91%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,677
Percent Change Since 2010: 27.82%
More on Onalaska: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Onalaska, WI

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,139
% Asian: 7.68%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,162
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.04%
More on Weston: Real Estate | Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 73,891
% Asian: 7.32%
# Of Asian Residents: 5,409
Percent Change Since 2010: 40.46%
More on Appleton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Appleton, WI

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 14,160
% Asian: 7.27%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,030
Percent Change Since 2010: 191.78%
More on Greendale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Greendale, WI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,499
% Asian: 6.36%
# Of Asian Residents: 604
Percent Change Since 2010: 3078.95%
More on Hobart: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Hobart, WI

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin.

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 135 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 12.1% 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. Sheboygan took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Berlin was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

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

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

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

  1. Berlin
  2. Antigo
  3. Monroe

For more Wisconsin reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In Wisconsin

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Sheboygan 12.06% 48,153
2 Brookfield 11.95% 38,626
3 Wausau 11.81% 38,685
4 Sussex 9.33% 10,884
5 Madison 9.08% 258,366
6 Onalaska 8.91% 18,814
7 Weston 7.68% 15,139
8 Appleton 7.32% 73,891
9 Greendale 7.27% 14,160
10 Hobart 6.36% 9,499
11 Shorewood 6.04% 13,248
12 Glendale 5.9% 12,890
13 Manitowoc 5.87% 32,558
14 Fox Point 5.71% 6,623
15 Germa 5.7% 20,142
16 Oak Creek 5.6% 36,321
17 Brown Deer 5.45% 11,987
18 Sun Prairie 5.45% 33,954
19 Middleton 5.23% 19,764
20 Eau Claire 5.21% 68,720
21 Holmen 5.05% 10,023
22 Greenfield 4.93% 37,117
23 Fitchburg 4.92% 30,032
24 Whitefish Bay 4.87% 13,890
25 Rothschild 4.79% 5,286
26 Franklin 4.76% 36,013
27 Stevens Point 4.73% 26,144
28 Kimberly 4.61% 6,804
29 Plover 4.61% 12,981
30 Milwaukee 4.57% 592,649
31 Bellevue 4.48% 15,812
32 Menomonee Falls 4.46% 37,611
33 New Berlin 4.39% 39,794
34 Wisconsin Rapids 4.22% 17,691
35 Wauwatosa 4.14% 48,143
36 Green Bay 4.13% 104,508
37 Mukwonago 4.03% 8,142
38 Elm Grove 3.85% 6,156
39 Altoona 3.81% 7,769
40 Mequon 3.77% 24,357
41 Marshfield 3.72% 18,214
42 Pewaukee 3.65% 14,561
43 La Crosse 3.63% 51,543
44 Oshkosh 3.63% 66,753
45 Ashwaubenon 3.49% 17,130
46 Deforest 3.46% 10,473
47 Delavan 3.28% 8,296
48 De Pere 3.23% 25,009
49 Platteville 3.2% 12,113
50 Cottage Grove 3.19% 7,086
51 Kronenwetter 3.17% 7,891
52 Waukesha 3.14% 72,419
53 Menasha 3.14% 18,280
54 Menomonie 3.1% 16,479
55 Pewaukee 3.03% 8,139
56 Sturtevant 2.97% 6,606
57 West Allis 2.91% 59,861
58 Mount Pleasant 2.62% 27,008
59 Verona 2.54% 13,215
60 Burlington 2.42% 10,911
61 Mcfarland 2.33% 8,845
62 Lake Hallie 2.3% 6,710
63 Richfield 2.2% 11,782
64 Sparta 2.06% 9,751
65 Kenosha 2.06% 99,767
66 Hartland 2.05% 9,317
67 Chippewa Falls 1.99% 14,197
68 Sheboygan Falls 1.98% 7,898
69 Caledonia 1.95% 25,182
70 Superior 1.93% 26,260
71 River Falls 1.92% 15,870
72 New London 1.9% 7,121
73 Waunakee 1.77% 13,903
74 Monona 1.67% 8,141
75 Grafton 1.59% 11,718
76 Whitewater 1.59% 14,762
77 St. Francis 1.57% 9,600
78 Two Rivers 1.54% 11,079
79 Fond Du Lac 1.54% 42,944
80 Pleasant Prairie 1.44% 20,969
81 Beloit 1.4% 36,804
82 Beaver Dam 1.38% 16,322
83 Janesville 1.34% 64,415
84 Sturgeon Bay 1.25% 8,927
85 Hales Corners 1.22% 7,609
86 Neenah 1.21% 26,083
87 Cedarburg 1.2% 11,592
88 Rice Lake 1.15% 8,420
89 Howard 1.02% 19,879
90 Port Washington 1.01% 11,881
91 Cudahy 0.98% 18,211
92 Waupaca 0.95% 5,916
93 Fort Atkinson 0.92% 12,455
94 Tomah 0.89% 9,342
95 Hudson 0.88% 13,912
96 Ashland 0.87% 7,841
97 Allouez 0.86% 13,853
98 Little Chute 0.82% 11,704
99 Lake Mills 0.81% 5,936
100 Racine 0.74% 76,893
101 Plymouth 0.73% 8,654
102 Hartford 0.69% 15,228
103 Mount Horeb 0.6% 7,494
104 Portage 0.6% 10,412
105 South Milwaukee 0.58% 20,857
106 Ripon 0.55% 7,802
107 Muskego 0.54% 25,077
108 West Bend 0.49% 31,587
109 Merrill 0.42% 9,081
110 Delafield 0.41% 7,541
111 Marinette 0.41% 10,566
112 Reedsburg 0.38% 9,508
113 Oregon 0.37% 10,513
114 Rhinelander 0.33% 7,617
115 Elkhorn 0.31% 10,034
116 Oconomowoc 0.29% 16,931
117 Jefferson 0.22% 8,011
118 New Richmond 0.21% 9,212
119 Lake Geneva 0.19% 7,872
120 Baraboo 0.18% 12,133
121 Waterford 0.18% 5,520
122 Watertown 0.14% 23,561
123 Shawano 0.11% 8,928
124 Kaukauna 0.1% 16,165
125 Suamico 0.09% 12,890
126 Waupun 0.05% 11,264
127 Twin Lakes 0.05% 6,134
128 Prairie Du Chien 0.0% 5,605
129 Jackson 0.0% 7,149
130 Milton 0.0% 5,594
131 Edgerton 0.0% 5,594
132 Stoughton 0.0% 13,146
133 Monroe 0.0% 10,573
134 Antigo 0.0% 7,779
135 Berlin 0.0% 5,410

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

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