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The United States is a country of many languages
February 19, 2021

(State Dept./Doug Thompson)


In the United States, Spanish is the most commonly spoken language other than English, a sign of the impact of immigration and the proximity of Latin America to the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey delves further into other languages spoken at home in the United States, and it shows how the patterns of immigration have shaped the country.

The maps below show America’s diversity as seen through languages spoken at home.