American flag map of United States of AmericaHave you ever stopped to think about the languages that are being spoken all around you?
Aside from English and Spanish, what do you think are the most commonly spoken languages on a state by state basis?
With over 6800 languages spoken in the world today, the answers may surprise you.
Find out in this neat language map of the United States.

What Language Does Your State Speak?

In the US, most of the country speaks English with the second-most spoken language being Spanish. But what about the third-most spoken languages from state to state?
The following data was sourced from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey with maps created by Ben Blatt/Slate.
States by third language - Slate

Wasn’t That Cool?

If you found this interesting, you might enjoy seeing other US language maps presented by Slate, including:

  • Most commonly spoken Native American languages
  • Most commonly spoken Scandinavian languages
  • Most commonly spoken Indo-Aryan languages
  • Most commonly spoken African languages

Another fun activity you can do online is a quiz that identifies what your American accent is.

What Do You Think?

Can you speak the third-most spoken language associated with your state? Do you know anyone who does?
Be sure to comment with your thoughts!
Best wishes,

Previous articleWho’s the Voice on the MLB Perfect Inning App?
Next articleSlate In Character Or Don’t Slate At All
Stephanie Ciccarelli is the Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Classically trained in voice, piano, violin and musical theatre, as well as a respected mentor and industry speaker, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario. Possessing a great love for imparting knowledge and empowering others, her blog serves an audience what wants to grow in their careers as professional voice users, and more specifically, voice actors. Stephanie was recently listed on the PROFIT Magazine W100 list three times (2013, 2015 and 2016), a ranking of Canada's top female entrepreneurs, and is the author of Voice Acting for Dummies®.