MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Do you “habla español’ or “parlez-vous français” with your family and friends at home or at work?
If so, you are not alone.
New U.S. Census Bureau figures released Tuesday show that 27 percent of Floridians speak a language other than English. That’s higher than the national average of 20 percent.
Only six other states have higher rates: California, Texas, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York and Nevada.
At the metropolitan level, the Miami-Fort Lauderdale region has the 10th highest rate of residents who speak a non-English language — 51 percent of residents. The language spoken at home was Spanish in more than three-quarters of those cases.
Other Florida cities where a substantial number of residents spoke a language other than English were Orlando and the Naples area, which includes a large number of farming communities.
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