Texas Languages: Spotlight on 8 Texas Cities (Video)

Texas Languages are as diverse as its citizens! 35.4% of Texas citizens are speakers of a non-English language. Texas is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population (27.5 million). Recent immigrants from other US regions and foreign countries are causing a linguistic shift in Texas. Spanish speakers account for almost a third of the Texas population while Vietnamese and Chinese have risen to the 3rd and 4th most spoken languages in Texas. According to research from Migration Policy Institute, as of 2013, Texas had the 2nd highest percentage of LEP individuals at 14% of the state population (3.4 million individuals), and the United States Census Bureau estimated that 35.4% Texas citizens are speakers of a non-English language. Telelanguage has been providing our customers with the highest quality language services in Texas, and across the United States – in all major industries – since 1991.

We’ve explored language access needs in the state of California in our post, 9 California Cities That Need Interpreter Services (Part 1) and Part 2. Languages spoken in Texas will be the focus of this post. Here are 8 Texas cities in need of language services with key statistics.

Texas Languages: Spotlight on 8 Texas Cities

BAYTOWN, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Baytown is a city within Harris County and partially in Chambers County in the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. state of Texas, located within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area.

Key Stats:

  • Speakers of a non-English language: 39.2%
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, French Creole, Vietnamese, Hindi

Learn more about Baytown Language Access Needs

Source: Baytown

 

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Sugar Land is located in the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area and Fort Bend County. 35.3% of the city’s population is Asian; 10.7% is Asian Indian, 11.5% is Chinese, 4.5% is Vietnamese and 2% is Filipino.

Key Stats:

  • Sugar Land has the highest concentration of Asians in Texas.
  • Speakers of a non-English language: 44.3%
  • Most common non-English languages: Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Urdu

 

Learn more about Sugar Land Language Access Needs

Source: Sugar Land

 

HOUSTON, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States. Over 90 languages are spoken in the city and an estimated 400,000 illegal aliens live in Houston.

Key Stats:

  • Speakers of a non-English language: 49.3%
  • Over 90 languages are spoken in the city of Houston.
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu

Learn more about Houston Language Access Needs

Source: Houston

 

ROUND ROCK, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Round Rock is a city located in Williamson County, part of the Greater Austin, Texas metropolitan area.

Key Stats:

  • Foreign-born Population: 102,076
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race makes up 25% of the Round Rock population.
  • Speakers of a non-English language: 28.3%
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, African Languages

Learn More about Round Rock Language Access Needs

Source: Round Rock

 

AUSTIN, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Austin is the Texas state capital and is the 11th-most populated city in the U.S. (4th-most populated in Texas). Austin is the fastest growing of the 50 largest U.S. cities.

Key Stats:

  • Speakers of a non-English language: 33.4%
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Hindi
  • Percentage of foreign-born persons: 20.2% (38th in the United States).

Learn More about Austin Language Access Needs

Source: Austin

 

ARLINGTON, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Part of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, Arlington is the15th most populous city in the United States (7th most populous city in Texas).

Key Stats:

  • 17.6% of Roseville citizens are speakers of a non-English language.
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, African Languages
  • Percentage of foreign-born persons:  20.1% (2009 Census)

 

Learn More about Arlington Language Access Needs

Source: Arlington

 

FORTH WORTH, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Fort Worth is the 16th-largest city in the United States and the fifth-largest city in the Texas.

Key Stats:

  • 88.7% of the population of are U.S. citizens (Lower than national average of 93%).
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, African Languages
  • Percentage of foreign-born citizens: 17.9% (2009 Census)

Learn more about Fort Worth Language Access Needs

Source: Fort Worth

 

DALLAS, TEXAS LANGUAGES

Dallas is a major city in Texas and is the largest urban center of the 4th most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Dallas is a major destination for Mexican immigrants, and the city (and its suburbs) are home to a large number of Asian residents including Indian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Japanese, and other heritage.There are also a significant number of people from the Horn of Africa, immigrants from Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Key Stats:

  • Speakers of a non-English language: 43.9%
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, African Languages
    Chinese, Persian

Learn More about Dallas Language Access Needs

Source: Dallas

 

*Additional Sources: The Daily Beast, Data USA

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