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LANGUAGES SPOKEN AT HOME BY PERSONS FIVE YEARS OLD AND OVER IN NEW JERSEY

(Listed per rank as of 1990 Census)

19.5% language minorities in 1990, 25.5% in 2000

LANGUAGE 1990 CENSUS 2000 CENSUS % INCREASE
English 5,794,548 5,854,578 +1%
Other Languages 1,406,148 2,001,690 +42%
Spanish 621,416 967,741 +56%
Italian 154,160 116,365 -25%
Polish 69,145 74,663 +8%
Indic* 60,248 133,170 +121%
German 56,877 41,025 -28%
Portuguese 55,285 72,870 +32%
French/French Creole 52,351 76,008 +45%
Chinese 47,334 84,345 +78%
Tagalog 38,107 66,851 +75%
Korean 30,712 55,340 +80%
Greek 28,080 26,566 -5%
Arabic 24,384 47,052 +93%
Hungarian 16,590 11,229 -32%
Russian 14,824 38,566 +160%
Japanese 14,272 12,432 -13%
Yiddish 11,569 9,149 -21%
Other/Unspecified 110,794 168,318 +52%
TOTALS 7,200,696 7,856,268 +9%

*Census designation for the languages of

Compiled by the Court Interpreting, Legal Translating, and Bilingual Services Section, Special Programs Unit, Office of Trial Court Services, Administrative Office of the Courts, P.O. Box 988, Trenton, NJ 08625- 0988. April 21, 1994.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census. 1990 Census of Population and Housing. Summary Tape File 3. Prepared by New Jersey State Data Center, New Jersey Department of Labor (May 1992); U.S. Bureau of the Census. 2000 Summary File 3, page 44. Prepared by New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research.

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