Percentage of the total population speaking French, 1990, MAINE
Well over half of the population of northern Aroostook county speaks French at home. The percentage rises to over 70 along the river between Madawaska and Fort Kent and in the arrière-pays focusing on Eagle Lake. The percentages are, of course, much lower in the south, but may nevertheless reach twenty to twenty-five percent in Augusta, Lewiston-Auburn and Biddeford-Saco.