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Children who speak a language other than English at home in United States

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The share of children ages 5 to 17 that speak a language other than English at home.

The Census Bureau advises that due to methodological changes to data collection, comparisons should be made with caution between 2013 estimates on 'Language spoken' and those from prior years.  For a detailed account of those changes see the following document:

Data Source

Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, 2001 Supplementary Survey, 2002 through 2019, 2021 American Community Survey.

These data were derived from ACS table C16007.


Updated October 2022. 
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 speak a language other than English at home.

Last Updated

October 2022