Language Access

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:

 

2013 American Community Survey
       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 79,609 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].

Last Reviewed: 5/3/2016