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French spread in Louisiana. Parishes marked in yellow are those where 4–10% of the population speak French or Cajun French at home, orange 10–15%, red 15–20%, brown 20–30%.

These data are taken from the 2000 Census of the United States, and relate to the language spoken at home by inhabitants of Louisiana five years of age or more. Responses "French" and "Cajun" are included. Data were obtained from http://www.mla.org/map_data.

Statewide, out of a population 5 years and up of 4,152,122, some 179,750 people reported French as their home language, while 14,365 reported "Cajun". A further 4,465 reported French Creole and are not counted below.

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Ranked by percentage French-speaking population (over 5% only)

Name of parish Total population 5 and older French-speaking population 5 and older Percentage French-speaking Map
Louisiana total 4,152,122 194,115 4.66%
St. Martin 44,779 12,290 27.44% Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint Martin Parish.svg
Evangeline 32,454 8,345 25.71% Map of Louisiana highlighting Evangeline Parish.svg
Vermilion 49,842 12,410 24.89% Map of Louisiana highlighting Vermilion Parish.svg
Lafourche 83,518 15,984 19.12% Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafourche Parish.svg
Acadia 54,114 10,310 19.04% Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish.svg
Avoyelles 38,468 6,789 17.64% Map of Louisiana highlighting Avoyelles Parish.svg
Assumption 21,713 3,819 17.58% Map of Louisiana highlighting Assumption Parish.svg
St. Landry 80,668 13,475 16.70% Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint Landry Parish.svg
Jefferson Davis 28,844 4,660 16.15% Map of Louisiana highlighting Jefferson Davis Parish.svg
Lafayette 176,051 25,300 14.37% Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafayette Parish.svg
Iberia 67,374 8,089 11.99% Map of Louisiana highlighting Iberia Parish.svg
Cameron 9,279 1,075 11.57% Map of Louisiana highlighting Cameron Parish.svg
Terrebonne 96,309 10,275 10.66% Map of Louisiana highlighting Terrebonne Parish.svg
Allen 23,571 1,468 6.22% Map of Louisiana highlighting Allen Parish.svg
Calcasieu 169,745 10,170 5.98% Map of Louisiana highlighting Calcasieu Parish.svg
St. Mary 49,345 2,685 5.43% Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint Mary Parish.svg

Ranked by total French-speaking population (over 3,000 only)

Name of parish Total population 5 and older French-speaking population 5 and older Percentage French-speaking Map
Louisiana total 4,152,122 194,115 4.66%
Lafayette 176,051 25,300 14.37% Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafayette Parish.svg
Lafourche 83,518 15,984 19.12% Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafourche Parish.svg
St. Landry 80,668 13,475 16.70% Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint Landry Parish.svg
Vermilion 49,842 12,410 24.89% Map of Louisiana highlighting Vermilion Parish.svg
St. Martin 44,779 12,290 27.44% Map of Louisiana highlighting Saint Martin Parish.svg
Acadia 54,114 10,310 19.04% Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish.svg
Terrebonne 96,309 10,275 10.66% Map of Louisiana highlighting Terrebonne Parish.svg
Calcasieu 169,745 10,170 5.98% Map of Louisiana highlighting Calcasieu Parish.svg
Evangeline 32,454 8,345 25.71% Map of Louisiana highlighting Evangeline Parish.svg
Iberia 67,374 8,089 11.99% Map of Louisiana highlighting Iberia Parish.svg
East Baton Rouge 382,741 7,925 2.07% Map of Louisiana highlighting East Baton Rouge Parish.svg
Jefferson 424,600 7,763 1.82% Map of Louisiana highlighting Jefferson Parish.svg
Avoyelles 38,468 6,789 17.64% Map of Louisiana highlighting Avoyelles Parish.svg
Orleans 450,894 5,805 1.28% Map of Louisiana highlighting Orleans Parish.svg
Jefferson Davis 28,844 4,660 16.15% Map of Louisiana highlighting Jefferson Davis Parish.svg
Assumption 21,713 3,819 17.58% Map of Louisiana highlighting Assumption Parish.svg

Complete alphabetical list

Name of parish Total population 5 and older French-speaking population 5 and older Percentage French-speaking
Louisiana total 4,152,122 194,115 4.66%
Acadia¹ 54,114 10,310 19.04%
Allen 23,571 1,468 6.22%
Ascension² 70,093 1,944 2.76%
Assumption² 21,713 3,819 17.58%
Avoyelles² 38,468 6,789 17.64%
Beauregard 30,559 570 1.86%
Bienville 14,699 79 0.53%
Bossier 90,587 474 0.51%
Caddo 233,812 1,944 0.82%
Calcasieu² 169,745 10,170 5.98%
Caldwell 9,868 79 0.80%
Cameron² 9,279 1,075 11.57%
Catahoula 10,183 99 0.97%
Claiborne 15,794 35 0.22%
Concordia 18,698 190 1.01%
De Soto 23,607 230 0.97%
East Baton Rouge 382,741 7,925 2.07%
East Carroll 8,585 55 0.64%
East Feliciana 19,853 574 2.88%
Evangeline¹ 32,454 8,345 25.71%
Franklin 19,649 79 0.40%
Grant 17,223 230 1.32%
Iberia¹ 67,374 8,089 11.99%
Iberville² 31,035 1,005 3.23%
Jackson 14,363 148 1.03%
Jefferson² 424,600 7,763 1.82%
Jefferson Davis 28,844 4,660 16.15%
Lafayette¹ 176,051 25,300 14.37%
Lafourche² 83,518 15,984 19.12%
La Salle 13,281 167 1.25%
Lincoln 39,573 510 1.28%
Livingston 84,694 1,344 1.58%
Madison 12,555 25 0.19%
Morehouse 28,735 75 0.26%
Natchitoches 36,082 339 0.93%
Orleans 450,894 5,805 1.28%
Ouachita 136,264 1,030 0.75%
Plaquemines 24,581 855 3.47%
Pointe Coupee² 21,139 1,035 4.89%
Rapides 116,866 2,189 1.86%
Red River 8,854 20 0.22%
Richland 19,319 100 0.51%
Sabine 21,830 190 0.86%
St. Bernard 62,812 915 1.44%
St. Charles² 44,152 1,189 2.69%
St. Helena 9,690 30 0.30%
St. James² 19,684 980 4.97%
St. John the Baptist² 39,220 735 1.86%
St. Landry¹ 80,668 13,475 16.70%
St. Martin¹ 44,779 12,290 27.44%
St. Mary¹ 49,345 2,685 5.43%
St. Tammany 177,092 2,160 1.21%
Tangipahoa 93,002 1,084 1.16%
Tensas 6,144 35 0.56%
Terrebonne² 96,309 10,275 10.66%
Union 21,129 95 0.44%
Vermilion¹ 49,842 12,410 24.89%
Vernon 47,048 350 0.74%
Washington 40,738 364 0.89%
Webster 39,110 243 0.62%
West Baton Rouge² 20,012 675 3.36%
West Carroll 11,507 83 0.72%
West Feliciana 14,338 159 1.10%
Winn 15,783 64 0.40%

¹Parishes of Cajun Heartland

²Other parishes of Acadiana

See also

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