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Most spoken languages in North Carolina in 2005
English is spoken by 90.70% of people over 5 years old in North Carolina.
Languages other than English are spoken by 9.30%.
Speakers of languages other than English are divided up as follows.
North Carolina
Source: American Community Survey, 2005 Summary File
    Ages 5 +   %
English 7,071,543 90.70%
All languages other than English combined 725,023 9.30%
Spanish 482,431 6.19%
French 25,607 0.33%
German 22,229 0.29%
Chinese 16,252 0.21%
Arabic 15,674 0.20%
Vietnamese 10,968 0.14%
Korean 9,865 0.13%
Russian 7,525 0.10%
Tagalog 7,339 0.09%
Italian 7,209 0.09%
Laotian 7,007 0.09%
Greek 6,802 0.09%
Hindi 6,640 0.09%
Gujarathi 6,473 0.08%
Mon-Khmer, Cambodian 6,130 0.08%
French Creole 5,804 0.07%
Urdu 5,780 0.07%
Hmong 5,054 0.06%
Japanese 4,752 0.06%
Serbo-Croatian 3,782 0.05%
Polish 3,725 0.05%
Tamil 3,332 0.04%
Ukrainian 3,113 0.04%
Panjabi 3,034 0.04%
Portuguese 2,729 0.04%
Swahili 2,663 0.03%
Persian 2,517 0.03%
Telugu 2,289 0.03%
Kru, Ibo, Yoruba 2,154 0.03%
Total: 7,796,566  

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.

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