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The Most Commonly Spoken Language of Each State (That's Not English or Spanish)

Image source: Ben Blatt/Slate

It is pretty much common knowledge that after English, Spanish is the most frequently spoken language in the United States. But what comes after that?

When you look at it on a state-by-state basis, it's pretty fascinating.

Ben Blatt for Slate crafted maps that show a breakdown of the most commonly spoken languages in the country, based on information from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Image source: Ben Blatt/Slate Image source: Ben Blatt/Slate

On a state level, though Spanish is the overwhelming second-runner up to English, this is not necessarily the case in every state. French, German and a couple others have made their mark as well.

Image source: Ben Blatt/Slate Image source: Ben Blatt/Slate

Check out Blatt's full post on Slate to see more of his maps.

The Census Bureau estimates that Spanish speakers in the United States could grow to 43 million by 2020, up from 38 million who already reported speaking the language in 2012.

(H/T: Mental Floss)

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