Languages Spoken in the US

What lanaguages are spoken in the US?

While there have been a number of surveys, the results are often conflicting.  All surveys show that English and Spanish are the leading languages.  After that there is some debate that will likely be settled by the 2010 US Census.  Until then, THE MARKETING ANALYSTS provide this table as an approximation of the percentage share of each langauge spoken in the US. 

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Language

  Total

% Total % Lang.
English 215,423,557 82.1%  
Spanish or Spanish Creole 28,101,052 10.7% 59.9%
Chinese 2,022,143 0.8% 4.3%
French (incl. Patois, Cajun) 1,643,838 0.6% 3.5%
German 1,383,442 0.5% 2.9%
Tagalog 1,224,241 0.5% 2.6%
Vietnamese 1,009,627 0.4% 2.2%
Italian 1,008,370 0.4% 2.1%
Korean 894,063 0.3% 1.9%
Russian 706,242 0.3% 1.5%
Polish 667,414 0.3% 1.4%
Arabic 614,582 0.2% 1.3%
Portuguese or Portuguese Creole 564,630 0.2% 1.2%
Japanese 477,997 0.2% 1.0%
French Creole 453,368 0.2% 1.0%
Other Indic languages 439,289 0.2% 0.9%
African languages 418,505 0.2% 0.9%
Other Asian languages 398,434 0.2% 0.8%
Greek 365,436 0.1% 0.8%
Other Indo-European languages 327,946 0.1% 0.7%
Hindi 317,057 0.1% 0.7%
Other Pacific Island languages 313,841 0.1% 0.7%
Persian 312,085 0.1% 0.7%
Other Slavic languages 301,079 0.1% 0.6%
Urdu 262,900 0.1% 0.6%
Other West Germanic languages 251,135 0.1% 0.5%
Gujarathi 235,988 0.1% 0.5%
Serbo-Croatian 233,865 0.1% 0.5%
Other Native North American languages 203,466 0.1% 0.4%
Armenian 202,708 0.1% 0.4%