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Children who have difficulty speaking English in United States

Children who have difficulty speaking English

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Definition and Source



Children ages 5 to 17 that speak English less than "very well".

Data Source

PRB analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census Supplementary Survey & American Community Survey table C16004.


S - Estimates suppressed when the confidence interval around the percentage is greater than or equal to 10 percentage points.

N.A. – Data not available.

Data are provided for the 50 most populous cities according to the most recent Census counts. Cities for which data is collected may change over time. 

Use caution when comparing congressional districts over time. Congressional district boundaries may change between decennial censuses. Annual data for each congressional district refers to the boundaries for that district in that year.

A 90 percent confidence interval for each estimate can be found at Children who have difficulty speaking English.

Last Updated

November 2023