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.
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Americans speak a ton of languages, and this map shows which languages other than English and Spanish are the most common in each state and Washington, D.C. Tagalog, Ilocano, Vietnamese, Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese), Korean, Gujarati, Nepali, and Hmong have made the list of states with the most spoken Asian languages. Where are you from? Source: Business Insider
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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