Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    615,909 speakers (9.41%)
  2. Portuguese
    205,164 speakers (3.13%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    142,602 speakers (2.18%)

24.3% of Massachusetts citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Massachusetts was Spanish. 9.41% of the overall population of Massachusetts are native Spanish speakers. 3.13% speak Portuguese and 2.18% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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