News, Jazz, NPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Arts / Culture

More Than 1/4 of All Floridians Speak Other Languages at Home

More than a quarter of Floridians speak a language other than English in their homes.

New U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday show that 27 percent of Floridians speak a language other than English. That's higher than the national average of 20 percent. Only six other states have higher rates: California, Texas, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York and Nevada.

At the metropolitan level, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale region has the 10th highest rate of residents who speak a non-English language - 51 percent of residents. The language spoken at home was Spanish in more than three-quarters of those cases.

Other Florida cities where a substantial number of residents spoke a language other than English were Orlando and the Naples area, which includes a large number of farming communities.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online at WUSF.org/give.