Hampton Roads is a diverse region that is home to people from a variety of cultures. English is the most widely spoken language overall, but approximately 9% of the Hampton Roads population over 5 years old speak a different language at home. The November map of the month shows which of these non-English languages is the most predominant in each Census tract. The languages are grouped into categories which are: Spanish, other Indo-European (e.g., German, French, Russian, Hindi, Persian), Asian and Pacific Islander (e.g., Chinese, Korean, Thai, Samoan, Tagalog, etc.), and other languages (e.g., Swahili, Jamaican Creole English, Cherokee, Hebrew, etc.).
Of non-English speakers, Spanish is the most common language, spoken by approximately 4% of the population.
While the percent of the total for a non-English language is relatively small in each area, the symbology on the map points to where certain communities may reside in Hampton Roads. The darker the color, the more predominant that language category is in that Census tract.
Visit the map and click on a Census tract to see the overall percent breakdown of languages, including English.
Data Sources: Esri Demographics; Census ACS 2016-2020 5-Year Estimates