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Language Access

Overview

One-third of all New Jerseyans (28.6%) reported speaking a language other than English at home. The top 10 languages spoken in New Jersey homes are:

B16001: Language Spoken at Home by Ability to Speak English for the Population 5 Years and Over - Universe:
2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
  New Jersey
Estimate Percent
Rank Total: 2,546,289 100.0%
1 Spanish or Spanish Creole: 1,314,748 51.6%
2 Chinese: 111,376 4.4%
3 Other Asian languages: 88,505 3.5%
4 Tagalog: 81,452 3.2%
5 Gujarati: 79,857 3.1%
6 Portuguese or Portuguese Creole: 76,609 3.0%
7 Italian: 75,139 3.0%
8 Arabic: 74,002 2.9%
9 Korean: 72,249 2.8%
10 Hindi: 64,306 2.5%


[Source: US Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey].

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