As of 2013, more than 25 million U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home. That’s One in five U.S. residents. Spanish is the most common non-English language spoken in the United States with 40.5 million speakers (2016).
According to the 2016 American Community Survey, languages spoken at home with over 1 million speakers (over the age of ) include:
- Spanish – 40.5 million
- Chinese (including Mandarin and Cantonese) – 3.4 million
- Tagalog (including Filipino) – 1.7 million
- Vietnamese – 1.5 million
- Arabic – 1.2 million
- French – 1.2 million
- Korean – 1.1 million
While many people who speak a foreign language also speak English very well, 8% of the United States population (25.1 million) is considered limited-English proficient, meaning they speak English less than “very well.” Fortunately, for this population – and the organizations and businesses serving them every day – language interpretation makes communication available in seconds. That’s why Telelanguage offers the fastest connect times to over 5,000 professional interpreters in 300+ languages!
Do you know the languages spoken in your state? Hover over the interactive map of languages below to test your knowledge and deepen your understanding of languages spoken in your area.
Interactive Map of Languages: Identify the Most Common Non-English Languages Spoken in Your State
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