Tuesday, September 29, 2015

39 Million Americans Speak Spanish at Home

Sixty-three million people speak a language other than English at home—fully 21 percent of the population aged 5 or older, according to the 2014 American Community Survey. Of those who speak a language other than English at home, the 62 percent majority speak Spanish. Here are the non-English languages with at least 1 million home speakers...

Language other than English spoken at home (and % who speak English less than "very well")
Spanish: 39.3 million (42%)
Chinese: 3.1 million (56%)
Tagalog: 1.7 million (31%)
Vietnamese: 1.5 million (59%)
French: 1.2 million (20%)
Korean: 1.1 million (55%)
Arabic: 1.1 million (38%)

Source: Census Bureau, 2014 American Community Survey

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