Over 40% of the U.S. Speaks Asian Languages After English and Spanish

English is the most common language spoken in the United States but one map reveals what languages besides English and Spanish are used at home.

Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) conducts an ongoing survey about the families and backgrounds of over 1 million Americans.

Respondents are also asked what language they primarily speak.

Business Insider tabulated the data from the 2017 ACS, which was published by the Minnesota Population Center’s Integrated Public Use Microdata Series program, and discovered the most common language spoken at home in each state and Washington, D.C.

The most spoken Asian languages in the U.S. are:

1. Vietnamese: Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mississippi, Oregon

2. Chinese: New York, Washington, Utah, Arkansas, Missouri

3. Korean: Virginia, Alabama, Georgia

4. Tagalog: California, Nevada

5. Hmong: Wisconsin

6. Nepali: Nebraska

7. Gujarati: New Jersey

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