Distribution of French (except Basque) People in the US

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Counties by Percentage of Population: French (except Basque)

  • KEY
  • 3.75%
  • 7.5%
  • 11.25%
  • 15%
  • 22.5%
  • 30%
  • 37.5%

Percent of County
Ethnic Group Pop
County Pop

Top 20 Counties by % Population

# County Percentage
1Rolette County, North Dakota44.95%
2Acadia Parish, Louisiana29.47%
3Assumption Parish, Louisiana25.73%
4Evangeline Parish, Louisiana24.4%
5Aroostook County, Maine23.95%
6Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana23.33%
7Coos County, New Hampshire23.12%
8Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana21.86%
9Ascension Parish, Louisiana21.83%
10Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana21.7%
11St. Charles Parish, Louisiana21.39%
12Essex County, Vermont21.09%
13Lafourche Parish, Louisiana21.08%
14Kennebec County, Maine21.01%
15Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana20.62%
16Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana20.43%
17Clinton County, New York19.69%
18Lafayette Parish, Louisiana19.23%
19St. Mary Parish, Louisiana19.08%
20Androscoggin County, Maine18.93%

Top Counties by Population of French (except Basque)

# County Population
1Los Angeles County, California112,703
2Maricopa County, Arizona93,085
3Worcester County, Massachusetts89,644
4Harris County, Texas84,894
5San Diego County, California67,789
6Middlesex County, Massachusetts65,331
7Jefferson Parish, Louisiana62,218
8King County, Washington58,629
9Bristol County, Massachusetts58,512
10Orange County, California57,135
11Providence County, Rhode Island55,743
12Cook County, Illinois55,700
13Hillsborough County, New Hampshire54,311
14Hartford County, Connecticut54,236
15Hampden County, Massachusetts46,206
16Lafayette Parish, Louisiana46,177
17Essex County, Massachusetts44,423
18Oakland County, Michigan43,681
19Wayne County, Michigan43,010
20St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana42,394

Top States and Territories by Percentage

# State Percentage Population
1Maine14.49%193,151
2New Hampshire13.45%180,746
3Vermont12.05%75,282
4Louisiana11.9%554,809
5Rhode Island9.21%97,263
6Massachusetts6.12%418,244
7Connecticut5.02%179,741
8Michigan3.92%390,404
9North Dakota3.78%28,444
10Montana3.32%34,544
11Minnesota3.22%178,242
12Wisconsin3.07%177,220
13Oregon3.04%124,246
14Washington2.99%218,289
15Missouri2.9%176,871
16Colorado2.68%148,308
17Alaska2.67%19,729
18Wyoming2.55%14,840
19Idaho2.51%42,331
20Kansas2.49%72,321
21South Dakota2.41%20,848
22Mississippi2.37%70,766
23Arizona2.26%156,875
24Florida2.16%445,183
25Indiana2.12%140,455
26Nebraska2.09%39,889
27Iowa2.04%64,057
28New York2.03%398,953
29Nevada2.03%59,251
30Ohio2.02%235,530
31Oklahoma1.92%75,160
32Utah1.91%58,277
33Texas1.88%523,038
34South Carolina1.78%88,169
35Illinois1.76%225,082
36Virginia1.74%146,759
37Arkansas1.69%50,511
38California1.67%655,619
39Tennessee1.62%107,895
40Delaware1.61%15,288
41Kentucky1.58%69,964
42North Carolina1.57%159,717
43District of Columbia1.56%10,659
44Pennsylvania1.55%198,021
45Maryland1.48%88,829
46New Mexico1.47%30,743
47Alabama1.44%70,094
48West Virginia1.37%24,977
49Georgia1.36%139,775
50Hawaii1.29%18,328
51New Jersey1.15%101,984
52Puerto Rico0.06%1,881

Top States and Territories by Population of French (except Basque)

# State Population
1California655,619
2Louisiana554,809
3Texas523,038
4Florida445,183
5Massachusetts418,244
6New York398,953
7Michigan390,404
8Ohio235,530
9Illinois225,082
10Washington218,289
11Pennsylvania198,021
12Maine193,151
13New Hampshire180,746
14Connecticut179,741
15Minnesota178,242
16Wisconsin177,220
17Missouri176,871
18North Carolina159,717
19Arizona156,875
20Colorado148,308
21Virginia146,759
22Indiana140,455
23Georgia139,775
24Oregon124,246
25Tennessee107,895
26New Jersey101,984
27Rhode Island97,263
28Maryland88,829
29South Carolina88,169
30Vermont75,282
31Oklahoma75,160
32Kansas72,321
33Mississippi70,766
34Alabama70,094
35Kentucky69,964
36Iowa64,057
37Nevada59,251
38Utah58,277
39Arkansas50,511
40Idaho42,331
41Nebraska39,889
42Montana34,544
43New Mexico30,743
44North Dakota28,444
45West Virginia24,977
46South Dakota20,848
47Alaska19,729
48Hawaii18,328
49Delaware15,288
50Wyoming14,840
51District of Columbia10,659
52Puerto Rico1,881

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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