Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    593,684 households (9.11%)
  2. Portuguese
    191,943 households (2.95%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    140,002 households (2.15%)

23.9% of the households in Massachusetts reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Massachusetts was Spanish. 9.11% of the households in Massachusetts reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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