11.29.2005

where can speak portuguese in the usa?

Today's theme, is Portuguese in the USA (only because Canadian information is so hard to find, but also because I am interested in knowing).

So, I'm trying to decide which state is best to visit, and I thought, one criteria I could use is, where is the largest population of Portuguese-speaking persons? (So as to avoid going to that state - you know how we talk!)

Top 10 States:

1. Massachusetts - 159,809
2. California - 78,403
3. New Jersey - 72,870
4. Florida - 55,014
5. New York - 41,378
6. Rhode Island - 37,437
7. Connecticut - 30,667
8. Texas - 9,716
9. Pennsylvania - 8,346

...believe it or not, there are 100 Portuguese speaking people in South Dakota.

(source)

I find this too interesting. In Canada, I know where the Portuguese are, and the highest population is in Ontario - more specifically, Toronto.

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