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CHART: A look at the languages of Missouri



Nearly 150,000 people in Missouri speak Spanish in the household, making it the most common non-English language spoken in the state, according to Census Reporter data.

The next two most popular languages in Missouri are Chinese and German, which are spoken by about 25,000 and 21,000 people.

Missouri lags behind the national average in terms of non-English-speaking households, ranking 43rd among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., with 6.2 percent of households speaking a language other than English, according to Census Reporter.

California ranks first by proportion of non-English-speaking households, at 44.4 percent, while West Virginia brings up the rear with only 2.4 percent of households in the state speaking a language other than English.

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