This Map Shows the Most Commonly Spoken Language in Every US State, Excluding English And Spanish

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.

The US Census Bureau's American Community Survey annually asks more than 1 million Americans questions about their lives, families, and backgrounds. One question asks respondents what language they mainly speak in their homes.

Using individual-level responses from the 2017 American Community Survey assembled and published by the Minnesota Population Center's Integrated Public Use Microdata Seriesprogram, we found the most common language spoken at home in each state, excluding English and Spanish.

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