Spanish is quickly becoming a prominent language in the US — in fact, it’s estimated that there are now more than 54 million Spanish language speakers throughout the country, accounting for almost 20% of the entire US population!
These stats alone are a compelling reason to learn Spanish as a second language. But it’s also interesting to look at how the language has grown over the years. The infographic below, put together by Day Translations (with data from the US census, Pew Research Center – Hispanic Trends, and Wikipedia) — shows the distribution of Spanish speakers in the US, and just how much the total has increased since 1970.
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Ready to Learn Spanish?
There are so many benefits to being bilingual, and Spanish is a great second language to choose! Here are some resources to help you get started:
- Live, online group classes from TakeLessons (for a limited time, sign up for one of our classes for free!)
- Private Spanish tutoring
- Spanish articles and guides