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258. Children With Difficulty Speaking English

[In percent, except total. For children 5 to 17 years old (1,250 represents 1,250,000). For children reported to speak English less than "very well". Based on the Current Population Survey; see text Section 1, Population, and Appendix III]

 
Characteristic 1979 1989 1992 1995 1
 
Total with difficulty speaking English (1,000) 1,250 1,850 2,178 2,431
  Percent of children 5 to 17 2.8 4.4 4.9 5.1
 
  Race and Hispanic origin:
    White, non-Hispanic 0.5 0.8 0.6 0.7
    Black, non-Hispanic 0.3 0.5 1.3 0.9
    Hispanic 2 28.7 27.4 29.9 31.0
    Other, non-Hispanic 3 19.8 20.4 21.0 14.1
 
  Region: 4
    Northeast 2.9 4.8 5.3 5.0
    Midwest 1.1 1.3 1.6 2.3
    South 2.2 3.8 3.5 3.4
    West 6.5 8.8 10.4 11.4
 
  Percent speaking another language at home 32.7 34.9 34.2 36.5
    White, non-Hispanic 17.3 22.6 17.2 19.0
    Black, non-Hispanic 25.6 22.5 31.0 31.8
    Hispanic 2 38.2 38.5 39.0 41.9
    Other, non-Hispanic 3 44.9 38.1 36.1 31.1



1 Reflects revised interviewing techniques and/or change in population controls to the 1990 Census-based estimates.
2 Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
3 Includes mostly Asian/Pacific Islanders, but also American Indian/Alaska Native children.
4 Ccomposition of regions: NORTHEAST: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. MIDWEST: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. SOUTH: Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. WEST: Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii]

Source: Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, America's Children: National Indicators of Well-Being, 1998.

http://www.childstats.gov



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/258_children_with_difficulty_speaking_english.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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