List of Louisiana parishes by French-speaking population

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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%.

The list of Louisiana parishes by French-speaking population was created from the 2000 Census of the United States.[1] Census collects data on languages spoken at home by inhabitants of Louisiana five years of age or more. Responses "French" and "Cajun" are included.

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

Complete Parish Listing[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Language Map Data Center". Retrieved 2010-03-02. 

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