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FRENCH-CANADIAN ANCESTRY

French Canadians cluster in border states and in Louisiana.

In the 2000 census, 2,349,684 people in the U.S. claimed French-Canadian ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 10 percent of those people said they were of French-Canadian ancestry.

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Community Place type% French-Canadian
Madawaska, MEtown47.0
Van Buren, MEtown43.0
Frenchville, MEtown40.7
Fort Kent, MEtown39.3
Berlin, NHcity37.4
Lewiston, MEcity29.5
Sabattus, MEtown26.2
Greene, MEtown25.1
Biddeford, MEcity25.0
Chauvin, LApopulated place22.4
Lake Arthur, LAtown22.2
North Smithfield, RItown21.7
Pierre Part, LApopulated place21.6
Golden Meadow, LAtown21.1
Woonsocket, RIcity20.9
Newport, VTtown20.5
Sheldon, VTtown20.4
Pinardville, NHpopulated place19.9
Swanton, VTtown19.6
Mooers, NYtown19.5
Cut Off, LApopulated place19.3
Rouses Point, NYvillage19.1
Highgate, VTtown19.0
Champlain, NYtown18.8
Altona, NYtown18.7
Berkshire, VTtown18.5
Enosburg Falls, VTvillage18.4
Chackbay, LApopulated place18.3
Winslow, MEtown17.9
Galliano, LApopulated place17.8
Erath, LAtown17.7
Derby, VTtown17.7
Newport, VTcity17.5
Blackstone, MAtown17.4
Champlain, NYvillage17.3
Arundel , MEtown17.3
Fort Covington, NYtown17.1
Wales, MEtown16.8
Winooski, VTcity16.8
Suncook, NHpopulated place16.4
Mamou, LAtown16.2
Goffstown, NHtown16.2
Arnaudville, LAtown16.2
Putnam, CTtown16.2
Jay, MEtown16.0
New Haven, VTtown15.8
Allenstown, NHtown15.8
Sanford, MEtown15.8
Auburn, MEcity15.7
Saco, MEcity15.7
Gardner, MAcity15.7
Saint Albans, VTcity15.7
Iowa, LAtown15.7
Kaplan, LAcity15.6
Enosburg, VTtown15.6
Rumford, MEtown15.1
Irasburg, VTtown15.0
Lyman, MEtown14.9
Sidney, MEtown14.9
Hooksett, NHtown14.7
Waterville, MEcity14.6
Saint Albans, VTtown14.5
Franklin, VTtown14.5
Lisbon, MEtown14.5
Burrillville, RItown14.4
Larose, LApopulated place14.3
Manchester, NHcity14.3
Basile, LAtown14.2
Shoreham, VTtown14.2
Alburg, VTtown14.1
Lockport, LAtown14.1
Dayton, MEtown14.1
Saranac, NYtown13.9
Swanton, VTvillage13.8
Colchester, VTtown13.7
Lincoln, RItown13.6
Chazy, NYtown13.6
Bradley, MEtown13.5
Granby, MAtown13.4
Minot, MEtown13.4
Laconia, NHcity13.3
Barre, VTtown13.2
Augusta, MEcity13.2
Chaplin, CTtown13.2
Duson, LAtown13.2
Shapleigh, MEtown13.2
Sprague, CTtown13.1
Oakland, MEtown13.1
Troy, VTtown13.0
Somersworth, NHcity13.0
Beekmantown, NYtown12.9
Rollinsford, NHtown12.8
Jennings, LAcity12.7
Canaan, VTtown12.6
Belgrade, MEtown12.6
Gueydan, LAtown12.6
Dracut, MAtown12.6
Bridport, VTtown12.5
Fairfield, VTtown12.5
Auburn, NHtown12.5
Springvale, MEpopulated place12.5
Vergennes, VTcity12.4
Sterling, CTtown12.4
Livermore Falls, MEtown12.3
Mexico, MEtown12.3
Plattsburgh, NYtown12.3
Acushnet, MAtown12.3
Killingly, CTtown12.3
Pembroke, NHtown12.3
Chicopee, MAcity12.3
Escanaba, MItownship12.3
Peru, MEtown12.3
Old Orchard Beach, MEtown12.2
Milton, VTtown12.2
Malone, NYtown12.2
Moosup, CTpopulated place12.2
Milan, NHtown12.1
Jaffrey, NHtown12.0
Southbridge, MAtown12.0
Charlestown, NHtown12.0
Brookfield, MAtown12.0
Berwick, MEtown11.9
Spencer, MAtown11.9
Thompson, CTtown11.9
Litchfield, NHtown11.9
Dannemora, NYvillage11.8
Durham, MEtown11.8
Montgomery, VTtown11.8
Gorham, NHtown11.8
Dannemora, NYtown11.8
Georgia, VTtown11.7
Addison, VTtown11.7
Cumberland, RItown11.5
Grand Isle, VTtown11.5
Ellenburg, NYtown11.4
Lisbon Falls, MEpopulated place11.4
Fayette, MEtown11.3
Scott, LAcity11.3
Orwell, VTtown11.3
Winchendon, MAtown11.3
Ferrisburg, VTtown11.2
Pascoag, RIpopulated place11.2
Hudson, NHtown11.1
Turner, MEtown11.1
Greenville, NHtown11.1
Lake Linden, MIvillage11.1
Richmond, VTtown11.1
Athol, MAtown11.1
Berlin, VTtown11.1
Carencro, LAcity11.1
Poland, MEtown11.0
Westville, NYtown11.0
Ashburnham, MAtown11.0
Dunbarton, NHtown11.0
Candia, NHtown11.0
Henderson, LAtown10.9
Hinesburg, VTtown10.9
Huntington, MAtown10.9
Saint Johnsbury, VTtown10.8
Paradis, LApopulated place10.8
Salisbury, VTtown10.8
Bombay, NYtown10.8
Fine , NYtown10.8
Williston, VTtown10.8
Caribou, MEcity10.8
New Boston, NHtown10.7
Claremont, NHcity10.7
Epsom, NHtown10.7
Millville, MAtown10.7
Barre, VTcity10.7
Delcambre, LAtown10.6
Nashua, NHcity10.6
Belmont, NHtown10.6
Danielson, CTborough10.6
Schriever, LApopulated place10.6
Benton, MEtown10.6
Sanbornton, NHtown10.6
Westminster, MAtown10.6
Fitchburg, MAcity10.5
Pownal, VTtown10.5
Westhampton, MAtown10.5
Richford, VTtown10.5
Bangor, NYtown10.5
South Hero, VTtown10.4
Warren, MAtown10.4
Livermore, MEtown10.4
Bowdoin, MEtown10.4
Monmouth, MEtown10.4
Tilton, NHtown10.3
Washington, VTtown10.3
Black Brook, NYtown10.2
Baldwinville, MApopulated place10.2
Rochester, NHcity10.2
Templeton, MAtown10.2
Malone, NYvillage10.2
Youngsville, LAtown10.2
Belchertown, MAtown10.2
Hyde Park, VTtown10.2
Howland, MEtown10.1
Bedford, NHtown10.1
Ware, MAtown10.1
Goshen, MAtown10.0
Morrisville, VTvillage10.0
Franklin, CTtown10.0

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter


-- October 2005

Other French Canadian resources:

· American-Canadian Genealogical Society
· American-French Genealogical Society
· Canada databases
· Canada Genealogy Forum
· ePodunk Canada
· Franco-American Centre
· Immigration & ship records

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