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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for December 14

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Profile AmericaSaturday, December 14th. Among other special observances being noted in December is Learn a Foreign Language Month, with the goal of getting people to broaden their outlook on the world by taking a course in another language. Increasingly, many different languages are heard across the nation. In the U.S., nearly 61 million people over age 5, or 21 percent, speak a language other than English at home. The leading non-English language is, unsurprisingly, Spanish at over 34 million. It's a long drop to second place, held by the several Chinese variants at nearly 2.5 million. Other languages spoken in over 1 million households each are Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, and German. You can find more facts about America's people, places and economy from the American Community Survey at www.census.gov.

Sources:
http://www.programminglibrarian.org/library/events-and-celebrations/learn-a-foreign-language-month.html#.Unw2vyiVdW4 
http://blogs.census.gov/2013/08/06/what-languages-are-spoken-in-your-area/ 
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/language/about/STP224.xls

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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