The 5 Most Asian Cities in the United States

The United States of America is considered one of the most unique countries in the world due to its diverseness of the population. International people come to the country for a variety of reasons that include higher education, employment, and better lifestyle opportunities.

Asians have become one of the fastest growing demographics to come to the States, with 21 million Asians currently living here. States such as Hawaii, California, and New York are recording record numbers of people from the Far East, Indian subcontinent, and Southeast Asia. Check out the following cities with the largest Asian populations.

Cupertino, California

Cupertino California

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With over 5.6 million Asian Americans, California has one of the largest Asian populations. Places such as Cupertino in Santa Clara Valley has a 65.1% demographic of this group as the city was rated one of the most educated in the United States in 2010 and one of America’s Best Small Towns in 2012.

Honolulu, Hawaii


Hawaii has become one of the most desired places to live by Asian Americans. About 57.4% of the population consists of Japanese and Filipino groups who worked on sugarcane plantations.

New York City, New York


Almost all the counties in New York has experienced a population increase of Asian Americans as most people reside in the New York City metro area. With 1.1 million Asian Americans, many of the newcomers are of Bhutanese and Burmese descent.

Milpitas, California

Milpitas, California

Milpitas is another California city located in Santa Clara Valley. This city has a small population of 66,790 recorded in the 2010 census. In 2012, over 44,000 are Asian Americans.

Rosemead, California

Located in western part of San Gabriel Valley, Rosemead has had a steady increase of Asian Americans coming to live within this city. While it has a 2012 population of over 54,900, 33,686 people are Asian Americans who are making their home in this area.

Jimmy Carter once said, “ We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” He used this statement to describe America and the people who come to this beautiful land.

Asian Americans and other ethnic groups have made this country what it is today as they have become an important part of our overall culture. In states across the country, Asian Americans are finding a place to call their home as the Western and Pacific regions of the United States has seen the most significant increase of this population.