New Census Bureau Report Analyzes Nation’s Linguistic Diversity

Posted on May 6, 2010

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Language Use in the United States: 2007 http://www.census.gov/prod/2010pubs/acs-12.pdf

The number of people 5 and older who spoke a language other than English at home has more than doubled in the last three decades and at a pace four times greater than the nation’s population growth, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report analyzing data from the 2007 American Community Survey and over a time period from 1980 – 2007. In that time frame, the percentage of speakers of non-English languages grew by 140 percent while the nation’s overall population grew by 34 percent. [http://bit.ly/9NkUKx ]

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