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20102010     20002000
Spanish  40,928 40,928
49,460 49,460
French  7,623 7,623
9,005 9,005
Amharic  2,883 2,883
2,360 2,360
German  2,438 2,438
2,694 2,694
Chinese  2,177 2,177
2,220 2,220
Kru, Ibo, Yoruba  1,923 1,923
1,910 1,910
Italian  1,250 1,250
1,725 1,725
Arabic  1,235 1,235
2,089 2,089
2,000  4,000  6,000  8,000  10,000   
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Source: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Public Use Microdata Sample, 2006–2010 and Census 2000, Summary File 3, STP 258
    Ages 5 +   %
English 2010 471,292 86.38%
  2000 449,240 83.43%
All languages other than English combined 2010 80,146 14.69%
  2000 89,235 16.57%
Spanish 2010 40,928 7.50%
  2000 49,460 9.19%
French 2010 7,623 1.40%
  2000 9,005 1.67%
Amharic 2010 2,883 0.53%
  2000 2,360 0.44%
German 2010 2,438 0.45%
  2000 2,694 0.50%
Chinese 2010 2,177 0.40%
  2000 2,220 0.41%
Kru, Ibo, Yoruba 2010 1,923 0.35%
  2000 1,910 0.35%
Italian 2010 1,250 0.23%
  2000 1,725 0.32%
Arabic 2010 1,235 0.23%
  2000 2,089 0.39%
Hindi 2010 1,163 0.21%
  2000 465 0.09%
Portuguese 2010 1,140 0.21%
  2000 1,015 0.19%
Korean 2010 1,131 0.21%
  2000 689 0.13%
Russian 2010 947 0.17%
  2000 1,110 0.21%
Tagalog 2010 937 0.17%
  2000 1,354 0.25%
French Creole 2010 854 0.16%
  2000 600 0.11%
Japanese 2010 836 0.15%
  2000 930 0.17%
Vietnamese 2010 789 0.14%
  2000 1,615 0.30%
Persian 2010 650 0.12%
  2000 585 0.11%
Polish 2010 574 0.11%
  2000 370 0.07%
Mandarin 2010 561 0.10%
  2000 330 0.06%
Swahili 2010 494 0.09%
  2000 245 0.05%
Greek 2010 446 0.08%
  2000 778 0.14%
Turkish 2010 386 0.07%
  2000 295 0.05%
Hebrew 2010 356 0.07%
  2000 355 0.07%
Swedish 2010 338 0.06%
  2000 315 0.06%
Dutch 2010 323 0.06%
  2000 355 0.07%
Hungarian 2010 195 0.04%
  2000 295 0.05%
Marathi 2010 191 0.04%
  2000
Urdu 2010 178 0.03%
  2000 590 0.11%
Macedonian 2010 176 0.03%
  2000
Total: 2010 545,597  
  2000 538,475  

Data are estimates based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. Data are not displayed where there were insufficient samples with which to compute an estimate.

Data currently available from the American Community Survey do not report on many of the less commonly represented languages that were included in Census 2000.

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