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English Proficiency by Language (San Diego County, 2012)

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

  • Of those who speak an Asian or Pacific Island language at home in San Diego County, nearly half (46.4%) speak English less than "very well."
     
  • Of those who speak Spanish at home in San Diego County, 44.3% speak English less than "very well."

Language Spoken at Home,
San Diego 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)

46.4%

Other Indo-European Languages (details below)

28.9%

Other Languages (details below)

49.1%

 

 

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

731,697

324,450

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

40,196

20,002

49.8%

Japanese

11,916

5,275

44.3%

Korean

13,843

6,938

50.1%

Mon-Khmer,
Cambodian

4,973

2,519

50.7%

Hmong

1,869

628

33.6%

Thai

2,160

1,229

56.9%

Laotian

5,573

3,099

55.6%

Vietnamese

43,413

26,945

62.1%

Other Asian
languages

9,387

3,272

34.9%

Tagalog

92,836

36,197

39.0%

Other Pacific
Island languages

8,808

3,024

34.3%

Total

234,974

109,128

46.4%

 

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

8,935

1,832

20.5%

French Creole

430

49

11.4%

Italian

5,170

1,211

23.4%

Portuguese or
Portuguese
Creole

4,513

973

21.6%

German

11,221

1,387

12.4%

Yiddish

420

27

6.4%

Other West
Germanic
languages

2,086

230

11.0%

Scandinavian
languages

2,398

209

8.7%

Greek

1,620

407

25.1%

Russian

8,309

4,092

49.2%

Polish

2,815

983

34.9%

Serbo-Croatian

2,079

488

23.5%

Other Slavic
languages

2,832

935

33.0%

Armenian

2,760

775

28.1%

Persian

15,382

6,773

44.0%

Gujarati

1,823

559

30.7%

Hindi

7,298

1,914

26.2%

Urdu

2,520

1,047

41.5%

Other Indic
languages

4,117

1,195

29.0%

Other Indo-
European
languages

5,237

1,490

28.5%

Total

91,965

26,576

28.9%

 

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

21

0

0.0%

Other Native
North American
languages

414

16

3.9%

Hungarian

1,363

666

48.9%

Arabic

21,968

12,155

55.3%

Hebrew

1,421

293

20.6%

African
languages

12,538

5,196

41.4%

Other and
unspecified
languages

10,506

5,345

50.9%

Total

48,231

23,671

49.1%

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