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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 Louisianamarker 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.

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. Martinmarker 44,779 12,290 27.44%
Evangelinemarker 32,454 8,345 25.71%
Vermilionmarker 49,842 12,410 24.89%
Lafourchemarker 83,518 15,984 19.12%
Acadia 54,114 10,310 19.04%
Avoyellesmarker 38,468 6,789 17.64%
Assumptionmarker 21,713 3,819 17.58%
St. Landrymarker 80,668 13,475 16.70%
Jefferson Davismarker 28,844 4,660 16.15%
Lafayettemarker 176,051 25,300 14.37%
Iberiamarker 67,374 8,089 11.99%
Cameronmarker 9,279 1,075 11.57%
Terrebonnemarker 96,309 10,275 10.66%
Allenmarker 23,571 1,468 6.22%
Calcasieumarker 169,745 10,170 5.98%
St. Marymarker 49,345 2,685 5.43%


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%
Lafayettemarker 176,051 25,300 14.37%
Lafourchemarker 83,518 15,984 19.12%
St. Landrymarker 80,668 13,475 16.70%
Vermilionmarker 49,842 12,410 24.89%
St. Martinmarker 44,779 12,290 27.44%
Acadia 54,114 10,310 19.04%
Terrebonnemarker 96,309 10,275 10.66%
Calcasieumarker 169,745 10,170 5.98%
Evangelinemarker 32,454 8,345 25.71%
Iberiamarker 67,374 8,089 11.99%
East Baton Rougemarker 382,741 7,925 2.07%
Jefferson 424,600 7,763 1.82%
Avoyellesmarker 38,468 6,789 17.64%
Orleansmarker 450,894 5,805 1.28%
Jefferson Davismarker 28,844 4,660 16.15%
Assumptionmarker 21,713 3,819 17.58%


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%
Allenmarker 23,571 1,468 6.22%
Ascension²marker 70,093 1,944 2.76%
Assumption²marker 21,713 3,819 17.58%
Avoyelles²marker 38,468 6,789 17.64%
Beauregardmarker 30,559 570 1.86%
Bienvillemarker 14,699 79 0.53%
Bossiermarker 90,587 474 0.51%
Caddomarker 233,812 1,944 0.82%
Calcasieu²marker 169,745 10,170 5.98%
Caldwellmarker 9,868 79 0.80%
Cameron²marker 9,279 1,075 11.57%
Catahoulamarker 10,183 99 0.97%
Claibornemarker 15,794 35 0.22%
Concordiamarker 18,698 190 1.01%
De Sotomarker 23,607 230 0.97%
East Baton Rougemarker 382,741 7,925 2.07%
East Carrollmarker 8,585 55 0.64%
East Felicianamarker 19,853 574 2.88%
Evangeline¹marker 32,454 8,345 25.71%
Franklinmarker 19,649 79 0.40%
Grantmarker 17,223 230 1.32%
Iberia¹marker 67,374 8,089 11.99%
Iberville²marker 31,035 1,005 3.23%
Jacksonmarker 14,363 148 1.03%
Jefferson² 424,600 7,763 1.82%
Jefferson Davismarker 28,844 4,660 16.15%
Lafayette¹marker 176,051 25,300 14.37%
Lafourche²marker 83,518 15,984 19.12%
La Sallemarker 13,281 167 1.25%
Lincolnmarker 39,573 510 1.28%
Livingstonmarker 84,694 1,344 1.58%
Madisonmarker 12,555 25 0.19%
Morehousemarker 28,735 75 0.26%
Natchitochesmarker 36,082 339 0.93%
Orleansmarker 450,894 5,805 1.28%
Ouachitamarker 136,264 1,030 0.75%
Plaqueminesmarker 24,581 855 3.47%
Pointe Coupee²marker 21,139 1,035 4.89%
Rapidesmarker 116,866 2,189 1.86%
Red Rivermarker 8,854 20 0.22%
Richlandmarker 19,319 100 0.51%
Sabinemarker 21,830 190 0.86%
St. Bernardmarker 62,812 915 1.44%
St. Charles²marker 44,152 1,189 2.69%
St. Helenamarker 9,690 30 0.30%
St. James²marker 19,684 980 4.97%
St. John the Baptist²marker 39,220 735 1.86%
St. Landry¹marker 80,668 13,475 16.70%
St. Martin¹marker 44,779 12,290 27.44%
St. Mary¹marker 49,345 2,685 5.43%
St. Tammanymarker 177,092 2,160 1.21%
Tangipahoamarker 93,002 1,084 1.16%
Tensasmarker 6,144 35 0.56%
Terrebonne²marker 96,309 10,275 10.66%
Unionmarker 21,129 95 0.44%
Vermilion¹marker 49,842 12,410 24.89%
Vernonmarker 47,048 350 0.74%
Washingtonmarker 40,738 364 0.89%
Webstermarker 39,110 243 0.62%
West Baton Rouge²marker 20,012 675 3.36%
West Carrollmarker 11,507 83 0.72%
West Felicianamarker 14,338 159 1.10%
Winnmarker 15,783 64 0.40%


¹Parishes of Cajun Heartland

²Other parishes of Acadiana

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