Population speaking French at home, 1990, ANDROSCOGGIN
Within Androscoggin county, the number of French speakers is concentrated in Lewiston, one of the most important destinations for French Canadian migration participating in the Québec exodus of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These people were chain migrants arriving primarily from the Beauce and Lower St. Lawrence regions of Québec.Auburn, across the Androscoggin, is likewise heavily French. The numbers quickly fall off elsewhere in the county.