The Bay Area is home to speakers of
more than 160 languages
, and the number of people speaking languages other than English is expanding as immigration to the region continues to grow.
New survey data collected from 2017 to 2021 shows that the number of people speaking languages other than English at home in the Bay Area’s nine counties grew by 5% from the previous five years. The estimates also show that more than 3 million people in the nine-county region now primarily speak a language other than English at home.