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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 Wyoming is 4,907 - at 0.9% of the total population of Wyoming.
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 Wyoming? Which cities and towns in Wyoming have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?
Here are the cities in Wyoming with the largest Asian population in 2023:
Which city in Wyoming had the largest Asian population? Laramie took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in Wyoming for 2023. 4.03% of Laramie identify as Asian.
Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.
To see where Wyoming 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 Wyoming or the most diverse places in Wyoming.
The 10 Most Asian Cities In Wyoming For 2023
% Asian: 4.03%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,271
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.21%
More on Laramie: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 1.31%
# Of Asian Residents: 141
Percent Change Since 2010: -9.62%
More on Jackson: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 1.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 795
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.93%
More on Cheyenne: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 1.23%
# Of Asian Residents: 288
Percent Change Since 2010: 55.68%
More on Rock Springs: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 1.16%
# Of Asian Residents: 217
Percent Change Since 2010: 69.53%
More on Sheridan: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 1.11%
# Of Asian Residents: 93
Percent Change Since 2010: -12.26%
More on Rawlins: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 0.99%
# Of Asian Residents: 105
Percent Change Since 2010: 183.78%
More on Riverton: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 0.86%
# Of Asian Residents: 55
Percent Change Since 2010: -36.05%
More on Powell: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 0.82%
# Of Asian Residents: 97
Percent Change Since 2010: 259.26%
More on Green River: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Asian: 0.71%
# Of Asian Residents: 44
Percent Change Since 2010: -16.98%
More on Torrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In Wyoming 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 Wyoming.
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*
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 16 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 4.0% 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. Laramie took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Cody was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.
Read on for more information on how the cities in Wyoming 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 Wyoming
If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across Wyoming according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in Wyoming:
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Table: Asian Population By City In Wyoming