[h=2]Census bureau data released yesterday shows that the the number of people speaking a language other than English has nearly tripled over the past the decades, out pacing the population growth.[/h]While Spanish remains the most widely spoken language after English, other languages, particularly those from South Asia and Africa, have also soared in use, the U.S. Census Bureau said in a report. One in five people aged 5 or older spoke a language other than English at home in 2011, compared to 2011 where the number was 1 in 11, an increase of 23 million. The bureau calculates that over three decades there was a 158% rise ,while there was only a 38% increase in overall US population. Among those who speak a language other than English at home, two-thirds speak Spanish. About 37.6 million people in the United States spoke Spanish at home in 2011, up from about 11 million in 1980, the Census report found.