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Top Languages Other than English Spoken in 1980 and Changes in Relative Rank, 1990-2010
February 14, 2013
|Spoke a language other than English at home (1)||23,060,040||31,844,979||46,951,595||59,542,596|
|Spanish or Spanish Creole (2)||11,116,194||17,345,064||28,101,052||36,995,602|
1 The languages highlighted in this table are the languages where comparable data were available for the four time periods: 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010.
2 Spanish includes Spanish Creole; French includes Patois, Cajun, and French Creole; Portuguese includes Portuguese
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 1980 and 1990 Census, Census 2000, and the 2010 American Community Survey.
Spanish includes Spanish Creole, French includes Patois, Cajun, and French Creole; Portuguese includes Portuguese Creole. The languages highlighted are the languages where comparable data were available for the four time periods: 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010. Other languages spoken in 2010 at least as widely as those shown above include Arabic, Cambodian, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Navajo, Thai, and Urdu.
As is the case with all surveys (including the 1980, 1990, and Census 2000 “long-form”), statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. For more information, go to https://www.census.gov/acs/www/data_documentation/documentation_main/.