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English Proficiency by Language (Fresno County, 2012)

Ability to speak English by language spoken at home, population 5 years and older, Fresno County 2012.

  • Of those who speak Spanish at home in Fresno County, nearly half (44.3%) speak English less than "very well."
     
  • Of those who speak an Asian or Pacific Island language at home in Fresno County, nearly half (41.6%) speak English less than "very well."

Language Spoken at Home,
Fresno County, 2012

Percentage Who Speak English Less than "Very Well" within Specified Language Group

Spanish or Spanish Creole

44.3%

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages (details below)

41.6%

Other Indo-European Languages (details below)

36.7%

Other Languages (details below)

39.6%

 

 

Total Number of Those Who Don't Speak English at Home

Number Who Speak English Less than "Very Well"

Percentage of Limited English Speakers within Specified Language

Spanish or Spanish Creole

288,306

127,746

44.3%

 

Asian and Pacific
Islander Languages

Total Number of Those Who Don't Speak English at Home

Number Who Speak English Less than "Very Well"

Percentage of Limited English Speakers within Specified Language

Chinese

4,055

2,018

49.8%

Japanese

1,296

632

48.8%

Korean

1,512

724

47.9%

Mon-Khmer,
Cambodian

4,600

1,972

42.9%

Hmong

24,765

9,425

38.1%

Thai

1,001

627

62.6%

Laotian

6,661

3,193

47.9%

Vietnamese

2,889

1,987

68.8%

Other Asian
languages

873

363

41.6%

Tagalog

6,645

1,781

26.8%

Other Pacific
Island languages

1,691

581

34.4%

Total

55,988

23,303

41.6%

 

Other Indo-
European
Languages

Total Number of Those Who Don't Speak English at Home

Number Who Speak English Less than "Very Well"

Percentage of Limited English Speakers within Specified Language

French

875

75

8.6%

French Creole

40

0

0.0%

Italian

880

214

24.3%

Portuguese or
Portuguese
Creole

1,202

331

27.5%

German

1,915

500

26.1%

Yiddish

75

33

44.0%

Other West
Germanic
languages

484

50

10.3%

Scandinavian
languages

472

0

0.0%

Greek

642

56

8.7%

Russian

1,819

635

34.9%

Polish

62

27

43.5%

Serbo-Croatian

100

6

6.0%

Other Slavic
languages

396

154

38.9%

Armenian

4,387

1,643

37.5%

Persian

1,032

310

30.0%

Gujarati

330

66

20.0%

Hindi

1,542

494

32.0%

Urdu

578

66

11.4%

Other Indic
languages

11,401

5,740

50.3%

Other Indo-
European
languages

228

53

23.2%

Total

28,460

10,453

36.7%

 

Other
Languages

Total Number of Those Who Don't Speak English at Home

Number Who Speak English Less than "Very Well"

Percentage of Limited English Speakers within Specified Language

Navajo

41

0

0.0%

Other Native
North American
languages

132

0

0.0%

Hungarian

101

24

23.8%

Arabic

4,519

1,959

43.4%

Hebrew

69

0

0.0%

African
languages

733

136

18.6%

Other and
unspecified
languages

240

191

79.6%

Total

5,835

2,310

39.6%

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