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 5 years.

Total U.S. French Population

Population Year
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 2019 the total French population has decreased by 299,135 people.

If this growth were to continue at the same rate, the total population of French people by 2023 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 2019.

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

State 2015 2019 Change (%)
Alabama 19,018 15,378 -19.14%
Alaska 3,044 2,122 -30.29%
Arizona 30,514 25,595 -16.12%
Arkansas 13,276 10,429 -21.44%
California 116,058 101,402 -12.63%
Colorado 24,024 21,891 -8.88%
Connecticut 45,883 35,561 -22.50%
Delaware 3,241 2,333 -28.02%
District of Columbia 2,552 2,604 2.04%
Florida 108,376 94,005 -13.26%
Georgia 32,179 29,973 -6.86%
Hawaii 3,034 2,468 -18.66%
Idaho 7,453 6,192 -16.92%
Illinois 36,388 32,851 -9.72%
Indiana 30,281 25,412 -16.08%
Iowa 11,888 8,946 -24.75%
Kansas 15,513 11,599 -25.23%
Kentucky 17,094 15,704 -8.13%
Louisiana 270,494 237,157 -12.32%
Maine 76,122 62,935 -17.32%
Maryland 16,364 13,951 -14.75%
Massachusetts 110,097 84,604 -23.16%
Michigan 64,646 53,499 -17.24%
Minnesota 20,585 16,977 -17.53%
Mississippi 22,964 20,419 -11.08%
Missouri 34,204 29,191 -14.66%
Montana 6,571 5,863 -10.77%
Nebraska 6,028 5,441 -9.74%
Nevada 11,236 10,272 -8.58%
New Hampshire 61,647 46,282 -24.92%
New Jersey 15,399 12,425 -19.31%
New Mexico 6,561 5,141 -21.64%
New York 87,924 73,425 -16.49%
North Carolina 36,813 31,991 -13.10%
North Dakota 12,178 7,196 -40.91%
Ohio 41,665 34,103 -18.15%
Oklahoma 17,380 12,921 -25.66%
Oregon 19,058 16,345 -14.24%
Pennsylvania 30,342 26,441 -12.86%
Puerto Rico 885 602 -31.98%
Rhode Island 30,848 24,772 -19.70%
South Carolina 22,028 19,036 -13.58%
South Dakota 2,923 2,431 -16.83%
Tennessee 26,728 23,639 -11.56%
Texas 134,035 111,229 -17.01%
Utah 9,239 8,964 -2.98%
Vermont 25,070 18,542 -26.04%
Virginia 30,750 24,233 -21.19%
Washington 35,316 28,240 -20.04%
West Virginia 6,906 5,555 -19.56%
Wisconsin 22,090 18,151 -17.83%
Wyoming 2,964 2,020 -31.85%

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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