According to a recent survey, the number of U.S. residents who speak a different language other than English has doubled than ever. The most spoken languages (in U.S.) other than English are:
1. Spanish (Increased by 210%)
2. French (Increased by 28%)
3. Arabic (Increased by 279%)
4. Korean (Quadrupled in past 30 years)
5. Chinese (Increased by 290%)
6. Tagalog (Tripled in the last 3 decades)
7. Italian (Decreased by 50%)
8. Vietnamese (Increased by 510%)
9. German (Decreased by 30%)
10. Russian (Increased by 391%)
Statistics for Hispanic Population in the U.S.
- Mexico constitutes the highest Hispanic population (almost 47%).
- Texas is the second largest state by Hispanic population.
- California has around 14.7 million Hispanic populations.
Statistics for Asian Population in the U.S.
- California constitutes almost 6.1 million of Asian population.
- Hawaii has the largest share (56%) for Asian population.
- North Dakota saw the highest percentage increase in Asian population.
Impact on the U.S. Economy
Studies report that in the next 5 years, Hispanics will account for more than 40% increase in U.S. employment. It is estimated that the employment figure would further rise up to 75% in the period 2020-2034. Thus, it implies that Spanish is a viable means to reach to this growing community.
Since china is one of the biggest countries in the world, therefore, Chinese grew as the world’s most popular language. Constituting almost 1.1 billion native speakers, learning Chinese and ensuring its authentic translation is vital for success. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook also learned Chinese and addressed the Chinese University students in Beijing, with utmost fluency. By doing so, he connected with a considerable proportion of his target market. He also demonstrated the importance of immersing oneself in a language that has a huge scope and impact, not only on the U.S. but the rest of the world.