Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    596,765 speakers (23.6%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    53,111 speakers (2.1%)
  3. Polish
    39,758 speakers (1.57%)

35.4% of Chicago, IL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Chicago, IL was Spanish. 23.6% of the overall population of Chicago, IL are native Spanish speakers. 2.1% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.57% speak Polish, the next two most common languages.

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