The 3 most commonly spoken languages in every New York City neighborhood

Heres the No. 3 most commonly spoken language in each neighborhood in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Here are the three most common languages spoken at home in each New York City neighborhood.

The 3 most commonly spoken languages in every New York City neighborhood

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Minnesota Population Center 2011-2015 IPUMS

The Census BureausAmerican Community Surveyprovides a picture of several demographic, economic, and social characteristics of the US population. One of the questions on the survey asks respondents what language they mainly speak at home. Using data from theMinnesota Population Centers 2011-15 ACS Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we found the top three languages spoken in each neighborhood.

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Brooklyn Community District 13, covering Brighton Beach and Coney Island, has Russian as its most common language.

For our working definition of neighborhood, we used theCensus Bureaus Public Use Microdata Areas, which are designed to allow small-scale geographic analyses of individual-level ACS data. In New York, these areas mostly correspond to the cityscommunity districts(or groups of two for areas with smaller populations), so theyre a pretty good proxy for neighborhoods.

Chinese and French are common in Manhattan, while the languages in theAfrican Kru familyare prevalent in several Bronx neighborhoods.

New York City includes dozens of neighborhoods across its five boroughs: Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx.

In the next slides, well take a closer look at the citys boroughs.

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Minnesota Population Center 2011-2015 IPUMS

The first wave of runners making their way across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the start of the New York City Marathon.

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Minnesota Population Center 2011-2015 IPUMS

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Minnesota Population Center 2011-2015 IPUMS

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Using census data from the Minnesota Population Center, we found the three most commonly spoken languages in each neighborhood.

Those neighborhoods draw people from around the world, and residents speak a plethora of languages.

In most neighborhoods, neither English nor Spanish is the third most common language.

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Minnesota Population Center 2011-2015 IPUMS

Heres a close-up of Brooklyn and Queens highlighting some of the second most common languages that arent English or Spanish.

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Spanish is the most common language spoken at home in several neighborhoods in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and northern Manhattan and Queens.

The No. 2 most commonly spoken language in most neighborhoods is Spanish.

And heres the third most common language in each neighborhood in Staten Island.

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Minnesota Population Center 2011-2015 IPUMS

The most commonly spoken language in most neighborhoods is English.

Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Minnesota Population Center 2011-2015 IPUMS

Heres the No. 3 most commonly spoken language in each neighborhood in Brooklyn and Queens.

Pockets of Chinese and Russian show up here, and Haitian or French Creole (marked as Creole on the map) is common in a large swath of eastern Brooklyn.

A mix of languages shows up in these two boroughs.

Several neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn have other languages falling in the second-place spot.

People from all over the world come to live and work in New York, and that shows up in the wide variety of languages spoken in the city.

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