Distribution of Cajun People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: Cajun

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Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Vermilion Parish, Louisiana11.74%
2Iberia Parish, Louisiana5.42%
3Acadia Parish, Louisiana5.4%
4St. Martin Parish, Louisiana4.84%
5Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana4.5%
6Cameron Parish, Louisiana4.34%
7Lafayette Parish, Louisiana3.29%
8Assumption Parish, Louisiana2.85%
9Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana2.79%
10Lafourche Parish, Louisiana2.48%
11Allen Parish, Louisiana2.43%
12Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana2.15%
13Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana2.08%
14Evangeline Parish, Louisiana1.79%
15St. Mary Parish, Louisiana1.7%
16West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana1.59%
17St. Landry Parish, Louisiana1.4%
18Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana1.27%
19Tyler County, Texas1.26%
20Orange County, Texas1.24%

Top Counties by Population of Cajun

# County Population
1Lafayette Parish, Louisiana7,900
2Vermilion Parish, Louisiana7,031
3Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana4,170
4Iberia Parish, Louisiana3,937
5Acadia Parish, Louisiana3,376
6Harris County, Texas3,264
7Jefferson Parish, Louisiana2,763
8St. Martin Parish, Louisiana2,604
9Lafourche Parish, Louisiana2,432
10East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana2,426
11Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana2,417
12Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana1,416
13St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana1,347
14Fort Bend County, Texas1,334
15Jefferson County, Texas1,252
16Orleans Parish, Louisiana1,251
17Tarrant County, Texas1,216
18Travis County, Texas1,201
19Montgomery County, Texas1,171
20St. Landry Parish, Louisiana1,169

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Louisiana1.21%56,338
2Arkansas0.08%2,506
3Texas0.08%21,504
4Mississippi0.08%2,279
5Maine0.07%939
6Wyoming0.04%230
7Oklahoma0.04%1,467
8Alabama0.04%1,788
9Alaska0.03%225
10New Mexico0.03%544
11Colorado0.03%1,432
12Georgia0.02%2,363
13Tennessee0.02%1,303
14Oregon0.02%728
15Washington0.02%1,249
16Florida0.02%3,399
17District of Columbia0.02%109
18Delaware0.02%148
19South Dakota0.02%133
20Idaho0.02%258
21Kentucky0.01%622
22Vermont0.01%77
23Virginia0.01%1,025
24Kansas0.01%346
25North Carolina0.01%1,190
26New Hampshire0.01%155
27Massachusetts0.01%779
28Missouri0.01%679
29South Carolina0.01%519
30Arizona0.01%655
31Montana0.01%96
32Nebraska0.01%163
33West Virginia0.01%152
34North Dakota0.01%55
35Hawaii0.01%98
36Minnesota0.01%373
37California0.01%2,476
38Maryland0.01%350
39Wisconsin0.01%337
40Utah0.01%176
41Pennsylvania0.01%709
42Indiana0.01%340
43Nevada0.01%150
44Connecticut0%173
45Michigan0%426
46Rhode Island0%45
47Illinois0%537
48New York0%698
49Ohio0%419
50Iowa0%105
51New Jersey0%198
52Puerto Rico0%0

Top States and Territories by Population of Cajun

# State Population
1Louisiana56,338
2Texas21,504
3Florida3,399
4Arkansas2,506
5California2,476
6Georgia2,363
7Mississippi2,279
8Alabama1,788
9Oklahoma1,467
10Colorado1,432
11Tennessee1,303
12Washington1,249
13North Carolina1,190
14Virginia1,025
15Maine939
16Massachusetts779
17Oregon728
18Pennsylvania709
19New York698
20Missouri679
21Arizona655
22Kentucky622
23New Mexico544
24Illinois537
25South Carolina519
26Michigan426
27Ohio419
28Minnesota373
29Maryland350
30Kansas346
31Indiana340
32Wisconsin337
33Idaho258
34Wyoming230
35Alaska225
36New Jersey198
37Utah176
38Connecticut173
39Nebraska163
40New Hampshire155
41West Virginia152
42Nevada150
43Delaware148
44South Dakota133
45District of Columbia109
46Iowa105
47Hawaii98
48Montana96
49Vermont77
50North Dakota55
51Rhode Island45
52Puerto Rico0

Source Data

This data was sourced from the 2013-2018 American Communities Survey. As this is freely available government data, feel free to use and share these numbers and metrics.

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