Languages Spoken in the United States

The Census Bureau has just released its newest report on language usage in the United States based on previous reports from the American Community Survey. In addition, it has released its 2011 LanguageMapper that allows a researcher to find the concentrations of speakers of fifteen different languages on an interactive map. For example, the map allows one to zero in on various municipalities in New Jersey to show in which towns various languages are spoken. Look up Jersey City and see what languages are spoken here. While the map is limited to fifteen languages, statistics on many more languages are found in the report. In either case, these are  valuable and informative tools.

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