Number of French Canadian People in the United States

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

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

Total U.S. French Canadian Population

Population Year
872,327 2019
893,974 2018
913,202 2017
919,145 2016
932,239 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2019 the total French Canadian population has decreased by 59,912 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of French Canadian people by 2023 could be 932,239.

Total U.S. French Canadian Population By State

We can also look at the data for French Canadian people in each individual state and whether the French Canadian 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 4,217 4,225 0.19%
Alaska 1,974 1,429 -27.61%
Arizona 13,949 13,512 -3.13%
Arkansas 3,205 2,609 -18.60%
California 41,340 35,666 -13.73%
Colorado 9,419 9,598 1.90%
Connecticut 43,281 38,071 -12.04%
Delaware 1,353 1,207 -10.79%
District of Columbia 691 638 -7.67%
Florida 61,620 56,845 -7.75%
Georgia 11,081 10,278 -7.25%
Hawaii 948 804 -15.19%
Idaho 3,548 2,787 -21.45%
Illinois 10,694 10,527 -1.56%
Indiana 6,621 5,606 -15.33%
Iowa 3,382 2,435 -28.00%
Kansas 4,068 4,137 1.70%
Kentucky 3,576 3,692 3.24%
Louisiana 106,908 109,016 1.97%
Maine 66,713 63,265 -5.17%
Maryland 5,682 5,927 4.31%
Massachusetts 109,744 100,377 -8.54%
Michigan 55,643 49,648 -10.77%
Minnesota 14,200 12,108 -14.73%
Mississippi 3,359 3,111 -7.38%
Missouri 5,818 4,685 -19.47%
Montana 2,524 2,188 -13.31%
Nebraska 1,784 1,778 -0.34%
Nevada 5,488 5,031 -8.33%
New Hampshire 62,826 65,018 3.49%
New Jersey 6,142 5,777 -5.94%
New Mexico 2,614 3,110 18.97%
New York 48,310 43,157 -10.67%
North Carolina 13,701 14,417 5.23%
North Dakota 2,693 2,993 11.14%
Ohio 10,688 9,099 -14.87%
Oklahoma 3,404 3,060 -10.11%
Oregon 9,836 8,165 -16.99%
Pennsylvania 9,849 9,181 -6.78%
Puerto Rico 135 96 -28.89%
Rhode Island 26,786 25,394 -5.20%
South Carolina 7,466 8,112 8.65%
South Dakota 1,490 1,096 -26.44%
Tennessee 8,563 7,078 -17.34%
Texas 34,632 33,230 -4.05%
Utah 2,745 2,737 -0.29%
Vermont 28,558 26,325 -7.82%
Virginia 13,049 11,498 -11.89%
Washington 18,228 16,071 -11.83%
West Virginia 1,037 955 -7.91%
Wisconsin 15,723 13,403 -14.76%
Wyoming 1,069 1,251 17.03%

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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