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Many Languages, One America: Most Linguistically Diverse MSAs
Rank Region Languages
1 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, Calif. 137
2 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa. 129
3 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash. 123
4 Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. 113
5 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, Calif. 112
6 (tie) Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz. 110
6 (tie) Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, D.C.-Va.-Md.-W.Va. 110
6 (tie) San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif. 110
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. 104
10 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas 103
11 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, Ore.-Wash. 99
12 (tie) Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, Texas 97
12 (tie) Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif. 97
14 (tie) Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich. 96
14 (tie) Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis. 96
14 (tie) Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.-N.H. 96
17 (tie) Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Miami Beach, Fla. 93
17 (tie) Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, Calif. 93
19 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md. 92
20 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Ga. 89
21 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nev. 84
22 Honolulu, Hawaii 82
23 (tie) Denver-Aurora, Colo. 81
23 (tie) Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio 81
23 (tie) Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla. 81
23 (tie) Columbus, Ohio 81
27 Baltimore-Towson, Md. 80
28 Salt Lake City, Utah 79
29 Pittsburgh, Pa. 78
30 (tie) Austin-Round Rock, Texas 76
30 (tie) Buffalo-Niagara Falls, N.Y. 76
30 (tie) Kansas City, Mo.-Kan. 76
30 (tie) Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis. 76
30 (tie) St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. 76
35 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, Calif. 75
36 (tie) Bridgeport-Stanford-Norwalk, Conn. 73
36 (tie) Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Ky.-Ind. 73
38 (tie) New Haven-Milford, Conn. 72
38 (tie) Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn. 72
38 (tie) Jacksonville, Fla. 72
41 (tie) Madison, Wis. 71
41 (tie) Orlando, Fla. 71
41 (tie) Rochester, N.Y. 71
44 (tie) Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, R.I.-Mass. 70
44 (tie) Raleigh-Cary, N.C. 70
44 (tie) Tucson, Ariz. 70
47 (tie) Oklahoma City, Okla. 69
47 (tie) Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C.-S.C. 69
47 (tie) Indianapolis, Ind. 69
47 (tie) Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, Tenn. 69
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