Friday, September 26, 2008

Spanish Speakers Increasing

One-in-Five Speak Spanish in Four States

LABELLE, FL. -- Of the 20 largest metropolitan statistical areas, Miami and Los Angeles had the highest percentage of foreign-born (37.0% and 34.9%, respectively). With 49.1% of residents over the age of five speaking a language other than English at home, Miami ranks second among the 20 largest metro areas in this category.

Florida ranks fifth behind Texas, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, with 19% of residents who speak Spanish at home.

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