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

A Maunderer's Wanders

Taken from:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/14-maps-that-show-what-languages-people-speak-in-the-us

 

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

posted on August 6, 2013 at 3:09pm EDT


Hunter Schwarz

BuzzFeed Staff

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…

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About Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins (1949-) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Martinez, California. At seventeen she moved to Talcahuano, Chile. After completing her university degree she worked in London, England for Pan American Airlines and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. For twenty-six years Karen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in a variety of settings including a private school in Panama, the "most remote school in the United States"--Ticaboo, Utah, the Navajo Reservation, a teacher exchange in Hermosillo, Mexico, Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and Cochise College in Nogales, Arizona. She and her husband travel extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, and have spent many summers in the remote highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala with their family. Karen currently lives in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border.
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