Most common languages spoken at home in Greater New York and surrounding regions

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October 19, 2022
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Most common languages spoken at home in Greater New York and surrounding regions

Stacker compiled a list of the most common languages spoken at home in the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Languages are ranked by the percent of households that primarily speak the language at home according to 2020 estimates. Combined statistical areas are designated by the Office of Management and Budget and include multiple metropolitan and micropolitan areas in the same region.

63.0% of people in the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA speak only English at home. Keep reading to see what the most spoken non-English languages are in and around New York.

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#10. Portuguese

- 151,090 speakers (0.71% of population)
--- 91,482 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 59,608 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#9. French (incl. Cajun)

- 152,322 speakers (0.72% of population)
--- 114,333 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 37,989 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#8. Korean

- 161,166 speakers (0.76% of population)
--- 74,128 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 87,038 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#7. Arabic

- 161,677 speakers (0.76% of population)
--- 104,508 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 57,169 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#6. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages

- 172,008 speakers (0.81% of population)
--- 100,935 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 71,073 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#5. Italian

- 192,287 speakers (0.9% of population)
--- 134,485 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 57,802 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#4. Haitian

- 202,454 speakers (0.95% of population)
--- 124,224 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 78,230 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#3. Russian

- 261,551 speakers (1.23% of population)
--- 128,468 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 133,083 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#2. Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

- 672,969 speakers (3.16% of population)
--- 262,656 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 410,313 speakers who speak English less than very well
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#1. Spanish

- 3,985,629 speakers (18.72% of population)
--- 2,248,971 speakers who also speak English very well
--- 1,736,658 speakers who speak English less than very well

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