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Languages Other Than English Spoken at Home (Santa Clara County, 2012)

Languages other than English spoken at home, Santa Clara County, 2012.

  • Of those who speak a language other than English at home in Santa Clara County, nearly half (45.5%) speak an Asian or Pacific Island language.

  • Of those who speak a language other than English at home in Santa Clara County, more than a third (36.9) speak Spanish.

 

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

Spanish or Spanish Creole

320,188

36.9%

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages (details below)

393,905

45.5%

Other Indo-European Languages (details below)

133,269

15.4%

Other Languages (details below)

19,295

2.2%

 

Asian and Pacific Islander Languages

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

Chinese

129,905

15.0%

Japanese

12,965

1.5%

Korean

25,747

3.0%

Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

4,081

0.5%

Hmong

478

0.1%

Thai

1,802

0.2%

Laotian

1,244

0.1%

Vietnamese

111,391

12.9%

Other Asian languages

40,622

4.7%

Tagalog

56,525

6.5%

Other Pacific Island languages

9,145

1.1%

Total

393,905

45.5%

 

Other Indo-European Languages

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

French

8,973

1.0%

French Creole

316

0.0%

Italian

4,155

0.5%

Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

7,601

0.9%

German

5,856

0.7%

Yiddish

43

0.0%

Other West Germanic languages

1,811

0.2%

Scandinavian languages

1,624

0.2%

Greek

1,595

0.2%

Russian

11,892

1.4%

Polish

1,520

0.2%

Serbo-Croatian

3,804

0.4%

Other Slavic languages

2,329

0.3%

Armenian

928

0.1%

Persian

13,398

1.5%

Gujarati

5,919

0.7%

Hindi

31,278

3.6%

Urdu

5,255

0.6%

Other Indic languages

22,776

2.6%

Other Indo-European languages

2,196

0.3%

Total

133,269

15.4%

 

Other Languages

Number

Percent of People Who Don't Speak English at Home

Navajo

57

0.0%

Other Native North American languages

334

0.0%

Hungarian

527

0.1%

Arabic

5,422

0.6%

Hebrew

4,069

0.5%

African languages

5,516

0.6%

Other and unspecified languages

3,370

0.4%

Total

19,295

2.2%

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