Creole people were initially found in the state of Louisiana. Creole people are descendants of colonial settlers in Louisiana that were primarily of French, African or Spanish origin. As of 2014, Creole people can be found throughout the United States.
Creole people started leaving Louisiana over time to move to urban areas for employment opportunities. The major cities of Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York have Creole sub-populations. There was an estimated Creole population of about 2 million people as of 2010. The languages spoken by Creole people are generally accepted to include English, French and Creole. The vast majority of Creole people have Roman Catholicism as their religion.