Spoken in: Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Outside of the High German spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch, German is spoken by nearly 1 million people in the United States. Although nearly half of the early German settlers to the U.S. stayed in Pennsylvania, more than 130,000 continued to other states and continued to grow.
The language is also the third most taught language in American schools. The Goethe Institute provides German-speaking cultural centers and has seven across the country.