Report: Hudson County prominent on list of N.J. towns where English isn’t 1st language

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Hudson County is prominently on display in a list of 20 New Jersey municipalities where English is not the first language of choice for residents, according to a report by NJ Advance Media. 

Photo via hudsonchamber.org.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The report cites census data that shows almost a third of New Jersey residents over the age of five speak a language other than English at home.

The full list can be read here and a breakdown of the Hudson County municipalities is below:

15: Kearny – 62.5% of residents speak a language other than English

10: Harrison – 73.9% of residents speak a language other than English

7. North Bergen – 79.9% of residents speak a language other than English

5. East Newark – 80.2% of residents speak a language other than English

4. Guttenberg – 80.6% of residents speak a language other than English

2. West New York – 83.6% of residents speak a language other than English

1. Union City – 86.3% of residents speak a language other than English