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State Language Data - UT

Utah

Language & Education
2013
2000
1990
English Proficiency

Note: The term limited English proficient (LEP) refers to any person age 5 and older who reported speaking English "not at all," "not well," or "well" on their survey questionnaire. Persons who speak only English or who report speaking English "very well" are considered proficient in English.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 235,578
Speak only English 18.0%
Speak English "very well" 38.2%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 43.8%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 31.3%
% change: 1990-2000 313.7%
English Proficiency of the Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status (age 5 and older)*

Note: The term limited English proficient (LEP) refers to any person age 5 and older who reported speaking English "not at all," "not well," or "well" on their survey questionnaire. Persons who speak only English or who report speaking English "very well" are considered proficient in English.

 
Naturalized citizens 87,641
Speak only English 25.7%
Speak English "very well" 44.4%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 29.9%
Noncitizens 147,937
Speak only English 13.3%
Speak English "very well" 34.6%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 52.1%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 2,411,885
Speak only English 92.6%
Speak English ""very well"" 6.5%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 0.9%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -15.8%
% change: 1990-2000 21.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 155,012
Speak only English 18.1%
"Speak English ""very well"" 31.2%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 50.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 1,868,863
Speak only English 93.2%
"Speak English ""very well"" 5.3%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 56,509
Speak only English 31.5%
"Speak English ""very well"" 34.8%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 33.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 1,495,290
Speak only English 94.4%
"Speak English ""very well"" 4.1%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Language Spoken at Home (by age and English proficiency)

Note: The term limited English proficient (LEP) refers to any person age 5 and older who reported speaking English "not at all," "not well," or "well" on their survey questionnaire. Persons who speak only English or who report speaking English "very well" are considered proficient in English.

Number
Ages 5-17 643,422
Speak only English 557,574
Speak language other than English 85,848
Speak English "very well"
71,955
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
13,893
Speak Spanish 67,013
Speak English "very well"
56,177
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
10,836
Ages 18-64 1,721,361
Speak only English 1,458,420
Speak language other than English 262,941
Speak English "very well"
162,444
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
100,497
Speak Spanish 169,240
Speak English "very well"
93,746
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
75,494
65 and Older 282,680
Speak only English 258,607
Speak language other than English 24,073
Speak English "very well"
12,455
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
11,618
Speak Spanish 10,753
Speak English "very well"
5,274
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
5,479
%
65 and Older 100%
Speak only English 86.7%
Speak language other than English 13.3%
Speak English "very well" 11.2%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 2.2%
Speak Spanish 10.4%
Speak English "very well" 8.7%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 1.7%
Ages 18-64 100%
Speak only English 84.7%
Speak language other than English 15.3%
Speak English "very well" 9.4%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 5.8%
Speak Spanish 9.8%
Speak English "very well" 5.4%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 4.4%
Ages 5-17 100%
Speak only English 91.5%
Speak language other than English 8.5%
Speak English "very well" 4.4%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 4.1%
Speak Spanish 3.8%
Speak English "very well" 1.9%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 1.9%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Language Spoken at Home (detailed, by English proficiency)

Note: The term limited English proficient (LEP) refers to any person age 5 and older who reported speaking English "not at all," "not well," or "well" on their survey questionnaire. Persons who speak only English or who report speaking English "very well" are considered proficient in English.

Number
Total Household Population, Age 5 and Older 2,647,463
Speak only English 2,274,601
Speak language other than English 372,862
Spanish or Spanish Creole 247,006
Speak English "very well" 155,197
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 91,809
French (Including Patois and Cajun) 6,554
Speak English "very well" 5,850
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 704
French Creole 46
Speak English "very well" 46
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Italian 2,307
Speak English "very well" 1,912
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 395
Portuguese or Portuguese Creole 7,461
Speak English "very well" 5,859
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,602
German 8,642
Speak English "very well" 7,478
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,164
Yiddish N
Speak English "very well" N
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Other West Germanic Languages 2,626
Speak English "very well" 2,463
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 163
Scandinavian Languages 2,493
Speak English "very well" 2,143
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 350
Greek 733
Speak English "very well" 603
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 130
Russian 4,812
Speak English "very well" 3,027
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,785
Polish 1,643
Speak English "very well" 1,260
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 383
Serbo-Croatian 2,649
Speak English "very well" 1,381
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,268
Other Slavic Languages 1,014
Speak English "very well" 682
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 332
Armenian 181
Speak English "very well" 87
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 94
Persian 1,545
Speak English "very well" 1,059
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 486
Gujarati 65
Speak English "very well" 31
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 34
Hindi 707
Speak English "very well" 583
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 124
Urdu 554
Speak English "very well" 226
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 328
Other Indic Languages 5,068
Speak English "very well" 2,556
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2,512
Other Indo-European Languages 1,717
Speak English "very well" 1,009
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 708
Chinese 13,413
Speak English "very well" 7,181
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 6,232
Japanese 3,697
Speak English "very well" 2,695
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,002
Korean 4,325
Speak English "very well" 2,675
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,650
Mon-Khmer, Cambodian 1,480
Speak English "very well" 612
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 868
Hmong N
Speak English "very well" N
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Thai 1,013
Speak English "very well" 702
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 311
Laotian 1,389
Speak English "very well" 938
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 451
Vietnamese 7,364
Speak English "very well" 4,310
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 3,054
Other Asian Languages 3,150
Speak English "very well" 1,749
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,401
Tagalog 3,217
Speak English "very well" 2,597
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 620
Other Pacific Island Languages 13,857
Speak English "very well" 12,184
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,673
Navajo 8,126
Speak English "very well" 6,737
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,389
Other Native North American Languages 3,477
Speak English "very well" 3,339
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 138
Hungarian 1,128
Speak English "very well" 1,086
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 42
Arabic 3,423
Speak English "very well" 2,315
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,108
Hebrew 355
Speak English "very well" 355
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
African Languages 5,183
Speak English "very well" 3,585
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,598
Other and Unspecified Languages 442
Speak English "very well" 342
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 100
%
Field 306 100%
Field 307 85.9%
Field 308 14.1%
Field 310 100%
Field 310 62.8%
Field 310 37.2%
Field 313 100%
Field 314 89.3%
Field 315 10.7%
Field 316 100%
Field 316 100.0%
Field 316 N
Field 319 100%
Field 319 82.9%
Field 319 17.1%
Field 322 100%
Field 322 78.5%
Field 322 21.5%
Field 325 100%
Field 325 86.5%
Field 325 13.5%
Field 328 100%
Field 328 N
Field 328 N
Field 331 100%
Field 331 93.8%
Field 331 6.2%
Field 334 100%
Field 334 86.0%
Field 334 14.0%
Field 337 100%
Field 337 82.3%
Field 337 17.7%
Field 340 100%
Field 340 62.9%
Field 340 37.1%
Field 343 100%
Field 343 76.7%
Field 343 23.3%
Field 346 100%
Field 346 52.1%
Field 346 47.9%
Field 349 100%
Field 349 67.3%
Field 349 32.7%
Field 352 100%
Field 352 48.1%
Field 352 51.9%
Field 355 100%
Field 355 68.5%
Field 355 31.5%
Field 358 100%
Field 358 47.7%
Field 358 52.3%
Field 361 100%
Field 361 82.5%
Field 361 17.5%
Field 364 100%
Field 364 40.8%
Field 364 59.2%
Field 367 100%
Field 367 50.4%
Field 367 49.6%
Field 370 100%
Field 370 58.8%
Field 370 41.2%
Field 373 100%
Field 373 53.5%
Field 373 46.5%
Field 376 100%
Field 376 72.9%
Field 376 27.1%
Field 379 100%
Field 379 61.8%
Field 379 38.2%
Field 382 100%
Field 382 41.4%
Field 382 58.6%
Field 385 100%
Field 385 N
Field 385 N
Field 388 100%
Field 388 69.3%
Field 388 30.7%
Field 391 100%
Field 391 67.5%
Field 391 32.5%
Field 394 100%
Field 394 58.5%
Field 394 41.5%
Field 397 100%
Field 397 55.5%
Field 397 44.5%
Field 400 100%
Field 400 80.7%
Field 400 19.3%
Field 403 100%
Field 403 87.9%
Field 403 12.1%
Field 406 100%
Field 406 82.9%
Field 406 17.1%
Field 409 100%
Field 409 96.0%
Field 409 4.0%
Field 412 100%
Field 412 96.3%
Field 412 3.7%
Field 415 100%
Field 415 67.6%
Field 415 32.4%
Field 418 100%
Field 418 100.0%
Field 418 N
Field 421 100%
Field 421 69.2%
Field 421 30.8%
Field 424 100%
Field 424 77.4%
Field 424 22.6%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Educational Attainment

Note: The term limited English proficient (LEP) refers to any person age 5 and older who reported speaking English "not at all," "not well," or "well" on their survey questionnaire. Persons who speak only English or who report speaking English "very well" are considered proficient in English.

Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 192,333
Less than high school diploma 30.6%
High school diploma or GED 23.5%
Some college or associate's degree 21.3%
Bachelor's degree 15.3%
Graduate or professional degree 9.2%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 41.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 9.0%
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2013 53.0%
% change: 1990-2000 228.3%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2013 102.7%
% change: 1990-2000 133.1%
Educational Attainment by U.S. Citizenship Status (foreign-born adults, age 25 and older)

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Naturalized citizens (%) 77,917
Less than high school diploma 19.8%
High school diploma or GED 22.7%
Some college or associate's degree 27.1%
Bachelor's degree 20.1%
Graduate or professional degree 10.2%
Noncitizens (%) 114,416
Less than high school diploma 38%
High school diploma or GED 24.1%
Some college or associate's degree 17.3%
Bachelor's degree 12.1%
Graduate or professional degree 8.5%
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 1,478,116
Less than high school diploma 5.6%
High school diploma or GED 22.8%
Some college or associate's degree 39.4%
Bachelor's degree 21.6%
Graduate or professional degree 10.6%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Nothing  
Nothing  
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2011 -24.8%
% change: 1990-2000 -10.3%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2011 66.5%
% change: 1990-2000 48.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 108,708
Less than high school diploma 35.4%
High school diploma or GED 20.5%
Some college or associate's degree 22.7%
Bachelor's degree 12.2%
Graduate or professional degree 9.3%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 26.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher 7.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 1,091,783
Less than high school diploma 10.0%
High school diploma or GED 24.9%
Some college or associate's degree 38.8%
Bachelor's degree 18.0%
Graduate or professional degree 8.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 44,276
Less than high school diploma 26.5%
High school diploma or GED 22.8%
Some college or associate's degree 28.2%
Bachelor's degree 13.0%
Graduate or professional degree 9.6%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 8.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher 5.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 854,536
Less than high school diploma 14.3%
High school diploma or GED 27.3%
Some college or associate's degree 35.9%
Bachelor's degree 15.8%
Graduate or professional degree 6.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term limited English proficient (LEP) refers to any person age 5 and older who reported speaking English “not at all,” “not well,” or “well” on their survey questionnaire. Persons who speak only English or who report speaking English “very well” are considered proficient in English.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.​
  • For “English proficiency of the foreign born by U.S. citizenship status” and “Educational Attainment by U.S. Citizenship Status”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.