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English Proficiency by Language (San Bernardino County, 2012)

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

  • Of those who speak an Asian or Pacific Island language at home in San Bernardino County, nearly half (45.7%) speak English less than "very well."
     
  • Of those who speak Spanish at home in San Bernardino County, 40.5% speak English less than "very well."

Language Spoken at Home,
San Bernardino County, 2012

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

Spanish or Spanish Creole

40.5%

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages (details below)

45.7%

Other Indo-European Languages (details below)

26.2%

Other Languages (details below)

35.2%

 

 

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

643,384

260,868

40.5%

 

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

22,741

12,953

57.0%

Japanese

2,342

785

33.5%

Korean

12,370

6,929

56.0%

Mon-Khmer,
Cambodian

4,907

2,238

45.6%

Hmong

877

507

57.8%

Thai

1,999

1,181

59,1%

Laotian

325

80

24.6%

Vietnamese

9,843

6,282

63.8%

Other Asian
languages

1,857

658

35.4%

Tagalog

26,008

6,901

26.5%

Other Pacific
Island languages

8,391

3,420

40.8%

Total

91,660

41,934

45.7%

 

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

2,794

830

29.7%

French Creole

253

0

0.0%

Italian

1,108

239

21.6%

Portuguese or
Portuguese
Creole

2,170

574

26.5%

German

4,893

658

13.4%

Yiddish

5

0

0.0%

Other West
Germanic
languages

1,062

191

18.0%

Scandinavian
languages

590

64

10.8%

Greek

374

47

12.6%

Russian

1,955

827

42.3%

Polish

352

51

14.5%

Serbo-Croatian

360

101

28.1%

Other Slavic
languages

405

199

49.1%

Armenian

1,513

502

33.2%

Persian

3,290

830

25.2%

Gujarati

1,899

547

28.8%

Hindi

2,689

787

29.3%

Urdu

1,822

482

26.5%

Other Indic
languages

3,183

782

24.6%

Other Indo-
European
languages

1,262

677

53.6%

Total

31,979

8,388

26.2%

 

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

248

26

10.5%

Other Native
North American
languages

306

27

8.8%

Hungarian

351

97

27.6%

Arabic

10,814

4,509

41.7%

Hebrew

247

0

0.0%

African
languages

4,125

1,041

25.2%

Other and
unspecified
languages

810

248

30.6%

Total

16,901

5,948

35.2%

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