Languages of NYC by Jill Hubley

I initially created this map for a GISMO exhibit at the Queens Museum, "Map Mosaic: From Queens to the World". There, the map existed in print form and focused only on Queens.

The data comes from the American Community Survey, and the United States Census Bureau lays out their reasons for collecting this information here.

The data can be downloaded from the bureau's American FactFinder, or download my file, which concatenates the data from the five boroughs of NYC and only includes the "Total; Estimate" column for each language.