Legal Status of official English in West Virginia
On March 5, 2016, West Virginia became the 32nd state to adopt an official English law. The law passed by overwhelming margins of 95-4 in the West Virginia State House and 26-7 in the West Virginia State Senate, and was signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN IN WEST VIRGINIA
|770,886||All languages other than English combined|
|321,490||Spanish or Spanish Creole|
|22,385||French (incl. Patois, Cajun)|
|4,151||Other Native North American languages|
|2,674||Portuguese or Portuguese Creole|