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 6 years.

Total U.S. French Canadian Population

Population Year
824,405 2020
872,327 2019
893,974 2018
913,202 2017
919,145 2016
932,239 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total French Canadian population has decreased by 107,834 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of French Canadian people by 2025 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 2020.

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

State 2015 2020 Change (%)
Alabama 4,217 3,753 -11.00%
Alaska 1,974 1,611 -18.39%
Arizona 13,949 12,798 -8.25%
Arkansas 3,205 2,568 -19.88%
California 41,340 34,082 -17.56%
Colorado 9,419 9,138 -2.98%
Connecticut 43,281 35,178 -18.72%
Delaware 1,353 1,203 -11.09%
District of Columbia 691 655 -5.21%
Florida 61,620 53,852 -12.61%
Georgia 11,081 10,701 -3.43%
Hawaii 948 679 -28.38%
Idaho 3,548 3,028 -14.66%
Illinois 10,694 10,790 0.90%
Indiana 6,621 4,785 -27.73%
Iowa 3,382 2,330 -31.11%
Kansas 4,068 3,679 -9.56%
Kentucky 3,576 2,975 -16.81%
Louisiana 106,908 99,928 -6.53%
Maine 66,713 62,659 -6.08%
Maryland 5,682 5,550 -2.32%
Massachusetts 109,744 93,339 -14.95%
Michigan 55,643 46,188 -16.99%
Minnesota 14,200 11,668 -17.83%
Mississippi 3,359 2,881 -14.23%
Missouri 5,818 4,293 -26.21%
Montana 2,524 2,178 -13.71%
Nebraska 1,784 1,841 3.20%
Nevada 5,488 4,673 -14.85%
New Hampshire 62,826 60,412 -3.84%
New Jersey 6,142 5,448 -11.30%
New Mexico 2,614 2,305 -11.82%
New York 48,310 41,164 -14.79%
North Carolina 13,701 15,129 10.42%
North Dakota 2,693 2,086 -22.54%
Ohio 10,688 8,651 -19.06%
Oklahoma 3,404 3,207 -5.79%
Oregon 9,836 8,062 -18.04%
Pennsylvania 9,849 8,296 -15.77%
Puerto Rico 135 77 -42.96%
Rhode Island 26,786 24,751 -7.60%
South Carolina 7,466 8,200 9.83%
South Dakota 1,490 845 -43.29%
Tennessee 8,563 6,868 -19.79%
Texas 34,632 29,965 -13.48%
Utah 2,745 2,808 2.30%
Vermont 28,558 25,772 -9.76%
Virginia 13,049 10,627 -18.56%
Washington 18,228 15,911 -12.71%
West Virginia 1,037 876 -15.53%
Wisconsin 15,723 13,109 -16.63%
Wyoming 1,069 910 -14.87%

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 2020.

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