50 in United States (1995 Potawatomi Language Institute). 50 L1 speakers in the United States and Canada, most in the United States. Ethnic population: 25,000 (1997 L. Buszard-Welcher).
Southwest and north Michigan, north Wisconsin and northeast Kansas. Also in Canada.
Shifting to English [eng]. Ceremonial and religious activities.
85% have varying degrees of language retention.