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Table 2.I.J

New York City (NYC)
Spoken Languages and Ancestry
Population 5 Years and Over

 
     
  Languages Spoken at Home
2000
2010

2013*
Estimates

 
  Speaks only English
3,920,751
3,910,650
4,000,415
 
  Spanish or Spanish Creole
1,832,448
1,861,885
1,938,507
 
  Indo-European languages:  
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun)
105,821
80,866
88,716
 
  French Creole
89,039
98,693
111,411
 
  Italian
139,536
98,037
79,215
 
  Portuguese or Portuguese Creole
18,369
16,565
18,679
 
  German
33,066
22,874
21,923
 
  Yiddish
82,732
84,082
86,247
 
  Other West Germanic Languages
4,825
4,214
4,957
 
  Scandinavian Languages
5,708
4,239
5,944
 
  Greek
58,343
47,570
41,241
 
  Russian
194,602
185,097
201,816
 
  Polish
60,604
56,732
52,540
 
  Serbo-Croatian
19,895
18,566
14,406
 
  Other Slavic Languages
16,631
15,209
17,407
 
  Armenian
4,922
3,339
5,007
 
  Persian
12,397
11,515
10,857
 
  Gujarathi
9,377
10,083
9,701
 
  Hindi
25,015
30,632
27,260
 
  Urdu
38,489
42,773
50,810
 
  Other Indic Languages
79,154
108,917
137,153
 
  Other Indo-European Languages
45,257
45,579
56,806
 
  Asian and Pacific Island languages:  
  Chinese
323,529
411,844
470,412
 
  Japanese
20,502
23,070
23,141
 
  Korean
77,120
79,407
69,793
 
  Mon-Khmer, Cambodian
1,976
2,548
3,050
 
  Miao, Hmong
4
12
0
 
  Thai
4,250
4,680
6,714
 
  Laotian
157
325
31
 
  Vietnamese
10,085
10,727
9,908
 
  Other Asian Languages
26,912
37,497
35,635
 
  Tagalog
45,767
51,155
43,393
 
  Other Pacific Island Languages
4,445
7,135
8,604
 
  Other languages:  
  Navajo
18
10
0
 
  Other Native North American languages
1,081
1,297
1,737
 
  Hungarian
11,308
7,999
8,068
 
  Arabic
48,981
48,697
57,122
 
  Hebrew
50,263
49,164
42,381
 
  African languages
44,915
62,069
84,198
 
  Other and unspecified languages
4,465
4,504
4,876
 
     
 
Notes:
*Latest annual estimate available
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Source:
U.S. Census Bureau - American Community Survey (Table B16001)