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.