Report: 1 in 5 spoke language other than English at home in 2019

JACKSON, Tenn. — A 2019 report shows nearly 68 million people spoke a language other than English at home.

Us Census Bureau Graph

The report from the the US Census Bureau found that those who spoke a language other than English at home tripled from 23.1 millions in 1980 to 67.8 million in 2019.

The report shows that at the same time, the number of those who speak only English rose from 187.2 million in 1980 to 241 million in 2019.

The report also found that Spanish was the most common non-English language spoken in homes, which they say was not surprising since the Hispanic population is the largest minority group in the nation.

The report estimated that Spanish/Spanish Creole was spoken by around 61% of the population, with Chinese coming in second at around 5%.

You can read about other findings in the report here.

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