Number of French People in the United States

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

First, let's take a look at the population of French people in the United States for the last 6 years.

Total U.S. French Population

Population Year
1,445,075 2020
1,537,856 2019
1,644,291 2018
1,725,724 2017
1,784,129 2016
1,836,991 2015

The table above shows that between 2015 and 2020 the total French population has decreased by 391,916 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of French people by 2025 could be 1,836,991.

Total U.S. French Population By State

We can also look at the data for French people in each individual state and whether the French 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 19,018 15,120 -20.50%
Alaska 3,044 2,100 -31.01%
Arizona 30,514 24,472 -19.80%
Arkansas 13,276 9,798 -26.20%
California 116,058 99,140 -14.58%
Colorado 24,024 19,925 -17.06%
Connecticut 45,883 33,116 -27.83%
Delaware 3,241 2,032 -37.30%
District of Columbia 2,552 2,298 -9.95%
Florida 108,376 91,242 -15.81%
Georgia 32,179 28,593 -11.14%
Hawaii 3,034 2,411 -20.53%
Idaho 7,453 5,895 -20.90%
Illinois 36,388 30,483 -16.23%
Indiana 30,281 24,299 -19.75%
Iowa 11,888 7,319 -38.43%
Kansas 15,513 10,714 -30.94%
Kentucky 17,094 14,774 -13.57%
Louisiana 270,494 217,500 -19.59%
Maine 76,122 60,045 -21.12%
Maryland 16,364 12,437 -24.00%
Massachusetts 110,097 76,211 -30.78%
Michigan 64,646 49,869 -22.86%
Minnesota 20,585 17,216 -16.37%
Mississippi 22,964 18,717 -18.49%
Missouri 34,204 27,974 -18.21%
Montana 6,571 5,636 -14.23%
Nebraska 6,028 5,165 -14.32%
Nevada 11,236 9,405 -16.30%
New Hampshire 61,647 43,347 -29.69%
New Jersey 15,399 12,417 -19.36%
New Mexico 6,561 4,764 -27.39%
New York 87,924 68,351 -22.26%
North Carolina 36,813 30,936 -15.96%
North Dakota 12,178 5,865 -51.84%
Ohio 41,665 32,293 -22.49%
Oklahoma 17,380 11,833 -31.92%
Oregon 19,058 15,271 -19.87%
Pennsylvania 30,342 25,529 -15.86%
Puerto Rico 885 577 -34.80%
Rhode Island 30,848 22,825 -26.01%
South Carolina 22,028 16,843 -23.54%
South Dakota 2,923 2,524 -13.65%
Tennessee 26,728 21,973 -17.79%
Texas 134,035 104,403 -22.11%
Utah 9,239 8,302 -10.14%
Vermont 25,070 17,263 -31.14%
Virginia 30,750 23,807 -22.58%
Washington 35,316 27,199 -22.98%
West Virginia 6,906 5,324 -22.91%
Wisconsin 22,090 18,035 -18.36%
Wyoming 2,964 2,065 -30.33%

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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