|Individuals Speaking Spanish in the Home|
- Data from the American Community Survey show that roughly 380,000 Utahns over the age of five speak a language other than English in the home—15 percent of the population.
- Of these individuals, 36 percent spoke English less than “very well.” Slightly more than 4 percent did not speak English at all.
- Nationally, 21 percent of the population speaks a language other than English at home. States with high shares of non-English speaking populations include California (44 percent), New Mexico (37 percent), Texas (35 percent), New Jersey (31 percent) and New York (30 percent). These states tend to have large Hispanic/Latino or immigrant populations.
- States with the lowest shares of non-English speakers (in the home) include Kentucky (5 percent), Montana (5 percent), North Dakota (5 percent), Vermont (5 percent), Mississippi (4 percent) and West Virginia (2 percent).
|Individuals Speaking Chinese in the Home|
The screenshot showing Utah and the surrounding area shows concentrations of Spanish speakers. The “zoomed-in” map of the Salt Lake City and surroundings shows concentrations of those who speak Chinese in the home.