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English Proficiency by Language (Riverside County, 2012)

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

  • Of those who speak an Asian or Pacific Island language at home in Riverside County, nearly half (45.4%) speak English less than "very well."
     
  • Of those who speak Spanish at home in Riverside County, 39.6% speak English less than "very well."

Language Spoken at Home,
Riverside County, 2012

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

Spanish or Spanish Creole

39.6%

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages (details below)

45.4%

Other Indo-European Languages (details below)

25.5%

Other Languages (details below)

24.7%

 

 

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

691,810

273,789

39.6%

 

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

15,187

9,036

59.5%

Japanese

2,868

1,108

38.6%

Korean

9,676

5,217

53.9%

Mon-Khmer,
Cambodian

3,953

1,779

45.0%

Hmong

1,064

557

52.3%

Thai

1,906

1,066

55.9%

Laotian

1,677

791

47.2%

Vietnamese

11,793

6,357

53.9%

Other Asian
languages

874

196

22.4%

Tagalog

29,769

9,396

31.6%

Other Pacific
Island languages

4,801

2,421

50.4%

Total

83,568

37,924

45.4%

 

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

5,360

1,126

21.0%

French Creole

273

44

16.1%

Italian

1,955

503

25.7%

Portuguese or
Portuguese
Creole

1,324

314

23.7%

German

4,795

579

12.1%

Yiddish

319

28

8.8%

Other West
Germanic
languages

2,189

232

10.6%

Scandinavian
languages

569

95

16.7%

Greek

712

88

12.4%

Russian

1,363

431

31.6%

Polish

1,699

609

35.9%

Serbo-Croatian

580

164

28.3%

Other Slavic
languages

714

50

7.0%

Armenian

1,006

169

28.3%

Persian

3,737

1,079

28.9%

Gujarati

1,993

588

29.5%

Hindi

3,462

786

22.7%

Urdu

2,962

936

31.6%

Other Indic
languages

5,404

2,094

38.7%

Other Indo-
European
languages

2,950

1,149

38.9%

Total

43,366

11,064

25.5%

 

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

48

17

35.4%

Other Native
North American
languages

196

3

1.5%

Hungarian

667

147

22.0%

Arabic

8,242

2,457

29.8%

Hebrew

635

237

37.3%

African
languages

2,990

282

9.4%

Other and
unspecified
languages

797

213

26.7%

Total

13,575

3,356

24.7%

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