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State Language Data - UT

Utah

Language & Education
2014
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) (%) 248,180
Speak only English 17.1%
Speak English "very well" 37.3%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 45.6%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 43.8%
% 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. Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
Naturalized citizens 94,681
Speak only English 26.6%
Speak English "very well" 43.3%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 30.1%
Noncitizens 153,499
Speak only English 11.2%
Speak English "very well" 33.6%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 55.2%

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) (%) 2,444,913
Speak only English 92.2%
Speak English ""very well"" 6.8%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 0.9%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -14.2%
% 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 5-17 655,740
Speak only English 562,854
Speak language other than English 92,886
Speak English "very well"
79,476
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
13,410
Speak Spanish 72,065
Speak English "very well"
63,588
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
8,477
Ages 18-64 1,742,374
Speak only English 1,466,465
Speak language other than English 275,909
Speak English "very well"
166,323
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
109,586
Speak Spanish 183,673
Speak English "very well"
102,467
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
81,206
65 and Older 294,979
Speak only English 267,793
Speak language other than English 27,186
Speak English "very well"
13,832
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
13,354
Speak Spanish 12,615
Speak English "very well"
5,605
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
7,010
%
65 and Older 100%
Speak only English 85.8%
Speak language other than English 14.2%
Speak English "very well" 12.1%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 2.0%
Speak Spanish 11.0%
Speak English "very well" 9.7%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 1.3%
Ages 18-64 100%
Speak only English 84.2%
Speak language other than English 15.8%
Speak English "very well" 9.5%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 6.3%
Speak Spanish 10.5%
Speak English "very well" 5.9%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 4.7%
Ages 5-17 100%
Speak only English 90.8%
Speak language other than English 9.2%
Speak English "very well" 4.7%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 4.5%
Speak Spanish 4.3%
Speak English "very well" 1.9%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 2.4%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
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 2,693,093
Speak only English 2,297,112
Speak language other than English 395,981
Spanish or Spanish Creole 268,353
Speak English "very well" 171,660
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 96,693
French (Including Patois and Cajun) 7,645
Speak English "very well" 6,503
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,142
French Creole 429
Speak English "very well" 296
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 133
Italian 2,370
Speak English "very well" 1,899
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 471
Portuguese or Portuguese Creole 7,857
Speak English "very well" 7,144
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 713
German 7,643
Speak English "very well" 6,311
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,332
Yiddish N
Speak English "very well" N
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Other West Germanic Languages 1,392
Speak English "very well" 1,130
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 262
Scandinavian Languages 2,702
Speak English "very well" 2,314
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 388
Greek 1,466
Speak English "very well" 1,206
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 260
Russian 3,732
Speak English "very well" 2,418
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,314
Polish 780
Speak English "very well" 695
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 85
Serbo-Croatian 1,467
Speak English "very well" 798
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 669
Other Slavic Languages 898
Speak English "very well" 737
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 161
Armenian 758
Speak English "very well" 516
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 242
Persian 2,458
Speak English "very well" 1,750
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 708
Gujarati 224
Speak English "very well" 224
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Hindi 1,430
Speak English "very well" 1,259
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 171
Urdu 1,418
Speak English "very well" 1,029
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 389
Other Indic Languages 3,198
Speak English "very well" 1,596
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,602
Other Indo-European Languages 1,701
Speak English "very well" 769
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 932
Chinese 13,315
Speak English "very well" 7,003
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 6,312
Japanese 4,821
Speak English "very well" 3,573
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,248
Korean 2,760
Speak English "very well" 1,375
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,385
Mon-Khmer, Cambodian 2,022
Speak English "very well" 870
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,152
Hmong 77
Speak English "very well" 77
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Thai 1,340
Speak English "very well" 831
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 509
Laotian 2,701
Speak English "very well" 1,537
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,164
Vietnamese 8,804
Speak English "very well" 3,969
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 4,835
Other Asian Languages 5,512
Speak English "very well" 2,803
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2,709
Tagalog 3,470
Speak English "very well" 2,693
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 777
Other Pacific Island Languages 11,189
Speak English "very well" 9,735
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,454
Navajo 8,529
Speak English "very well" 5,943
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2,586
Other Native North American Languages 2,816
Speak English "very well" 2,587
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 229
Hungarian 212
Speak English "very well" 160
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 52
Arabic 5,683
Speak English "very well" 2,608
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 3,075
Hebrew 212
Speak English "very well" 171
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 41
African Languages 3,860
Speak English "very well" 2,809
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,051
Other and Unspecified Languages 737
Speak English "very well" 633
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 104
%
Field 306 100%
Field 307 85.3%
Field 308 14.7%
Field 310 100%
Field 310 64.0%
Field 310 36.0%
Field 313 100%
Field 314 85.1%
Field 315 14.9%
Field 316 100%
Field 316 69.0%
Field 316 31.0%
Field 319 100%
Field 319 80.1%
Field 319 19.9%
Field 322 100%
Field 322 90.9%
Field 322 9.1%
Field 325 100%
Field 325 82.6%
Field 325 17.4%
Field 328 100%
Field 328 N
Field 328 N
Field 331 100%
Field 331 81.2%
Field 331 18.8%
Field 334 100%
Field 334 85.6%
Field 334 14.4%
Field 337 100%
Field 337 82.3%
Field 337 17.7%
Field 340 100%
Field 340 64.8%
Field 340 35.2%
Field 343 100%
Field 343 89.1%
Field 343 10.9%
Field 346 100%
Field 346 54.4%
Field 346 45.6%
Field 349 100%
Field 349 82.1%
Field 349 17.9%
Field 352 100%
Field 352 68.1%
Field 352 31.9%
Field 355 100%
Field 355 71.2%
Field 355 28.8%
Field 358 100%
Field 358 100.0%
Field 358 N
Field 361 100%
Field 361 88.0%
Field 361 12.0%
Field 364 100%
Field 364 72.6%
Field 364 27.4%
Field 367 100%
Field 367 49.9%
Field 367 50.1%
Field 370 100%
Field 370 45.2%
Field 370 54.8%
Field 373 100%
Field 373 52.6%
Field 373 47.4%
Field 376 100%
Field 376 74.1%
Field 376 25.9%
Field 379 100%
Field 379 49.8%
Field 379 50.2%
Field 382 100%
Field 382 43.0%
Field 382 57.0%
Field 385 100%
Field 385 100.0%
Field 385 N
Field 388 100%
Field 388 62.0%
Field 388 38.0%
Field 391 100%
Field 391 56.9%
Field 391 43.1%
Field 394 100%
Field 394 45.1%
Field 394 54.9%
Field 397 100%
Field 397 50.9%
Field 397 49.1%
Field 400 100%
Field 400 77.6%
Field 400 22.4%
Field 403 100%
Field 403 87.0%
Field 403 13.0%
Field 406 100%
Field 406 69.7%
Field 406 30.3%
Field 409 100%
Field 409 91.9%
Field 409 8.1%
Field 412 100%
Field 412 75.5%
Field 412 24.5%
Field 415 100%
Field 415 45.9%
Field 415 54.1%
Field 418 100%
Field 418 80.7%
Field 418 19.3%
Field 421 100%
Field 421 72.8%
Field 421 27.2%
Field 424 100%
Field 424 85.9%
Field 424 14.1%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Educational Attainment Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 203,701
Less than high school diploma 30.8%
High school diploma or GED 25.9%
Some college or associate's degree 21.4%
Bachelor's degree 14.3%
Graduate or professional degree 7.5%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 42.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher 8.4%
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2014 63.4%
% change: 1990-2000 228.3%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2014 90.6%
% change: 1990-2000 133.1%
Educational Attainment by U.S. Citizenship Status (foreign-born adults, age 25 and older)

Note: 1) 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 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 (%) 84,224
Less than high school diploma 18%
High school diploma or GED 26.4%
Some college or associate's degree 28.7%
Bachelor's degree 16.7%
Graduate or professional degree 10.2%
Noncitizens (%) 119,477
Less than high school diploma 39.9%
High school diploma or GED 25.7%
Some college or associate's degree 16.3%
Bachelor's degree 12.6%
Graduate or professional degree 5.6%
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 1,501,033
Less than high school diploma 5.6%
High school diploma or GED 22.6%
Some college or associate's degree 39.5%
Bachelor's degree 21.6%
Graduate or professional degree 10.7%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Nothing  
Nothing  
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2011 -23.7%
% change: 1990-2000 -10.3%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2011 69.8%
% 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 data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 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 an estimate 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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.