English abilities of U.S. children who don't speak English at home 1979-2016

Children who speak another language than English at home in the U.S. from 1979 to 2016, by ability to speak English (in 1,000)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
English abilities of U.S. children who don't speak English at home 1979-2016 This graph represents the total number of children in the United States who spoke another language than English at home from 1979 to 2016, distinguished by their ability to speak English. In 2016, there were 9.68 million children in the U.S. who did not speak English at home, although they were able to speak English very well.
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Children who speak another language than English at home in the U.S. from 1979 to 2016, by ability to speak English (in 1,000)

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20169,6771,666622128
20159,5781,628615110
20149,3851,652622129
2013 9,2991,701631111
2012 9,4951,712676110
2011 9,2441,788684121
2010 9,0781,872717116
2009 8,5921,811708115
2008 8,1911,804746130
2007 8,1701,841760147
2006 8,0951,792817158
2005 7,7011,818819169
2004 7,2021,774828173
2003 6,9731,852869159
2002 7,0121,709906166
2001 6,9201,723923198
2000 6,6401,754926206
19996,1851,743758130
19954,2261,538749143
1992 4,1041,43662797
1989 3,3691,14456896
1979 2,576783362105
Very wellWellNot WellNot at all
20169,6771,666622128
20159,5781,628615110
20149,3851,652622129
2013 9,2991,701631111
2012 9,4951,712676110
2011 9,2441,788684121
2010 9,0781,872717116
2009 8,5921,811708115
2008 8,1911,804746130
2007 8,1701,841760147
2006 8,0951,792817158
2005 7,7011,818819169
2004 7,2021,774828173
2003 6,9731,852869159
2002 7,0121,709906166
2001 6,9201,723923198
2000 6,6401,754926206
19996,1851,743758130
19954,2261,538749143
1992 4,1041,43662797
1989 3,3691,14456896
1979 2,576783362105
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
This graph represents the total number of children in the United States who spoke another language than English at home from 1979 to 2016, distinguished by their ability to speak English. In 2016, there were 9.68 million children in the U.S. who did not speak English at home, although they were able to speak English very well.
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