WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, December 14th. Among other special observances being noted in December is Learn a Foreign Language Month, with the goal of getting people to broaden their outlook on the world by taking a course in another language. Increasingly, many different languages are heard across the nation. In the U.S., nearly 61 million people over age 5, or 21 percent, speak a language other than English at home. The leading non-English language is Spanish at nearly 37 million. It's a long drop to second place, held by the several Chinese variants at 2.8 million. Other languages spoken in over 1 million households each are Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, French and German. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.
Occasion 10/14/2015: http://researchcenter.journalism.cuny.edu/2013/12/23/december-is-learn-a-foreign-language-month/
Leading languages: http://www.census.gov/dataviz/visualizations/045/508.php
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau