Illinois’ Linguistic Diversity

In Illinois, not all of us are speaking the same language.   Here are the most commonly spoken languages besides English for Illinois residents over age 5 who spoke English less than “very well.”
Number of speakers Spoke English less than “Very Well”

Illinois Population Age 5 and Older  11,942,587                    1,164,741
Spanish                              1,513,856                      741,572
Polish                                199,034                       105,331
Chinese                                76,514                        39,935
Korean                                 48,083                        25,940
Tagalog                                74,746                        22,427
Russian                                42,984                        22,900
Gujarati                               35,812                        15,538
Arabic                                 45,342                        15,253
Vietnamese                             20,337                        12,101
Urdu                                   41,048                        11,796

Source: U.S. Census, 2007 estimates.

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