Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

The 3 most common languages in every New York City neighborhood

“New York is a city of neighborhoods, and those neighborhoods have a diverse array of people from all over the world.

The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey provides a picture of several demographic, economic, and social characteristics of the US population. One of the questions on the survey asks respondents which language they mainly speak at home. Using data from the Minnesota Population Center’s 2011-2015 ACS Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we found the top three languages spoken in each New York neighborhood.”

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