Number of Cajun People in the United States

In this article, we will explore the demographic data of Cajun people in the United States, and look at historical data to see whether the Cajun population is growing or declining.

First, let's take a look at the population of Cajun people in the United States for the last 5 years.

Total U.S. Cajun Population

Population Year
68,479 2019
69,360 2018
72,120 2017
71,334 2016
70,027 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total Cajun population has decreased by 1,548 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of Cajun people by 2023 could be 70,027.

Total U.S. Cajun Population By State

We can also look at the data for Cajun people in each individual state and whether the Cajun population increased or decreased between 2015 and 2019.

For more details on the historical population figures for each state, click the link in the table below.

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 691 643 -6.95%
Alaska 126 211 67.46%
Arizona 332 458 37.95%
Arkansas 1,235 994 -19.51%
California 1,213 914 -24.65%
Colorado 568 453 -20.25%
Connecticut 85 70 -17.65%
Delaware 106 8 -92.45%
District of Columbia 16 83 418.75%
Florida 2,006 1,621 -19.19%
Georgia 1,310 1,452 10.84%
Hawaii 37 19 -48.65%
Idaho 98 132 34.69%
Illinois 275 321 16.73%
Indiana 149 190 27.52%
Iowa 101 30 -70.30%
Kansas 85 186 118.82%
Kentucky 170 184 8.24%
Louisiana 42,219 42,498 0.66%
Maine 573 828 44.50%
Maryland 214 173 -19.16%
Massachusetts 364 208 -42.86%
Michigan 152 129 -15.13%
Minnesota 74 220 197.30%
Mississippi 1,174 1,209 2.98%
Missouri 612 271 -55.72%
Montana 38 56 47.37%
Nebraska 117 34 -70.94%
Nevada 90 61 -32.22%
New Hampshire 67 59 -11.94%
New Jersey 65 45 -30.77%
New Mexico 201 217 7.96%
New York 210 329 56.67%
North Carolina 774 428 -44.70%
North Dakota 18 44 144.44%
Ohio 349 97 -72.21%
Oklahoma 556 474 -14.75%
Oregon 289 229 -20.76%
Pennsylvania 206 212 2.91%
Puerto Rico 0 0 0.00%
Rhode Island 61 64 4.92%
South Carolina 268 281 4.85%
South Dakota 11 51 363.64%
Tennessee 609 452 -25.78%
Texas 11,067 10,408 -5.95%
Utah 67 108 61.19%
Vermont 11 60 445.45%
Virginia 395 353 -10.63%
Washington 410 483 17.80%
West Virginia 6 128 2,033.33%
Wisconsin 141 205 45.39%
Wyoming 16 96 500.00%

Data Source(s)

All of the data on this page is sourced from the latest American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, from the United States Census Bureau. The latest year for the ACS is currently 2019.

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