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English Proficiency by Language (Sacramento County, 2012)

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

  • Of those who speak an Asian or Pacific Island language at home in Sacramento County, nearly half (48.6%) speak English less than "very well."
     
  • Of those who speak Spanish at home in Sacramento County, 40.6% speak English less than "very well."

Language Spoken at Home,
Sacramento County, 2012

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

Spanish or Spanish Creole

40.6%

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages (details below)

48.6%

Other Indo-European Languages (details below)

40.5%

Other Languages (details below)

36.9%

 

 

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

176,616

71,650

40.6%

 

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

31,105

19,653

63.2%

Japanese

4,407

1,838

41.7%

Korean

5,516

2,627

47.6%

Mon-Khmer,
Cambodian

2,138

1,042

48.7%

Hmong

21,290

9,549

44.9%

Thai

1,004

398

39.6%

Laotian

3,312

2,191

66.2%

Vietnamese

22,236

13,260

59.6%

Other Asian
languages

11,047

4,066

36.8%

Tagalog

24,406

7,542

30.9%

Other Pacific
Island languages

6,433

2,388

37.1%

Total

132,894

64,554

48.6%

 

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

3,489

523

15.0%

French Creole

213

25

11.7%

Italian

2,242

475

21.2%

Portuguese or
Portuguese
Creole

2,558

686

26.8%

German

3,971

754

19.0%

Yiddish

26

0

0.0%

Other West
Germanic
languages

969

141

14.6%

Scandinavian
languages

444

16

3.6%

Greek

1,342

275

20.5%

Russian

25,417

13,820

54.4%

Polish

914

188

20.6%

Serbo-Croatian

1,715

725

42.3%

Other Slavic
languages

12,501

6,780

54.2%

Armenian

1,827

886

48.5%

Persian

6,666

2,546

38.2%

Gujarati

784

282

36.0%

Hindi

13,076

3,785

28.9%

Urdu

3,647

994

27.3%

Other Indic
languages

15,289

6,574

43.0%

Other Indo-
European
languages

4,622

1,738

37.6%

Total

101,712

41,213

40.5%

 

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

71

22

31.0%

Other Native
North American
languages

259

62

23.9%

Hungarian

178

56

31.5%

Arabic

4,804

1,791

37.3%

Hebrew

384

17

4.4%

African
languages

2,575

1,089

42.3%

Other and
unspecified
languages

287

120

41.8%

Total

8,558

3,157

36.9%

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