14 Maps That Show What Languages People Speak In The U.S.

The Census Bureau maps show the areas of the United States where large concentrations of people speak a language at home other than English.

An interactive map released by the Census Bureau Tuesday tracks where in the country there is a high concentration of people who speak a language other than English at home. According to the data, 58% of U.S. residents age 5 and older speak English “very well” and also speak a language other than English at home.

Nearly two-thirds of people who speak a language other than English at home speak Spanish (37.6 million). The third most-spoken language is Chinese (2.9 million), followed by Tagalog (1.6 million), Vietnamese (1.4 million), French (1.3 million), German (1.1 million), and Korean (1.1 million).

That state with the highest percentage of people who speak another language than English at home is California, with 44%. West Virginia has the lowest, with 2%. Laredo, Texas, is the metro area with the highest percentage, with 92%.

ID: 1474384

1. Arabic

ID: 1474147

2. Chinese

ID: 1474103

3. French

ID: 1473527

4. German

ID: 1474083

5. Italian

ID: 1473529

6. Japanese

ID: 1474106

7. Korean

ID: 1474121

8. Persian

ID: 1474098

9. Polish

ID: 1474094

10. Portuguese

ID: 1473532

11. Russian

ID: 1474090

12. Spanish

ID: 1473517

13. Tagalog

ID: 1474136

14. Vietnamese

ID: 1474123

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