E.g., 03/04/2024
E.g., 03/04/2024
State Language Data - NV
 

Nevada

Language & Education
2022
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) (%) 598,569
Speak only English 14.6%
Speak English "very well" 39.2%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 46.1%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2022 64.1%
% change: 1990-2000 257.1%
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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 ACS.

 
Naturalized citizens 323,723
Speak only English 16.6%
Speak English "very well" 46.6%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 36.8%
Noncitizens 274,846
Speak only English 12.3%
Speak English "very well" 30.6%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 57.1%

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) (%) 2,406,628
Speak only English 83.9%
Speak English ""very well"" 13.8%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2.3%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 39.6%
% change: 1990-2000 163.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 312,796
Speak only English 14.9%
"Speak English ""very well"" 31.3%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 53.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 1,540,924
Speak only English 89.5%
"Speak English ""very well"" 7.9%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 103,026
Speak only English 24.0%
"Speak English ""very well"" 30.3%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 45.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 1,001,972
Speak only English 93.5%
"Speak English ""very well"" 5.0%
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 5-17 517,078
Speak only English 374,540
Speak language other than English 142,538
Speak English "very well"
118,194
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
24,344
Speak Spanish 120,138
Speak English "very well"
99,163
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
20,975
Ages 18-64 1,949,628
Speak only English 1,308,913
Speak language other than English 640,715
Speak English "very well"
389,901
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
250,814
Speak Spanish 449,771
Speak English "very well"
264,977
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
184,794
65 and Older 538,491
Speak only English 424,486
Speak language other than English 114,005
Speak English "very well"
57,983
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
56,022
Speak Spanish 50,515
Speak English "very well"
21,886
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
28,629
%
65 and Older 100%
Speak only English 72.4%
Speak language other than English 27.6%
Speak English "very well" 22.9%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 4.7%
Speak Spanish 23.2%
Speak English "very well" 19.2%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 4.1%
Ages 18-64 100%
Speak only English 67.1%
Speak language other than English 32.9%
Speak English "very well" 20.0%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 12.9%
Speak Spanish 23.1%
Speak English "very well" 13.6%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 9.5%
Ages 5-17 100%
Speak only English 78.8%
Speak language other than English 21.2%
Speak English "very well" 10.8%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 10.4%
Speak Spanish 9.4%
Speak English "very well" 4.1%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 5.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Language Spoken at Home (detailed, by English proficiency)

Note: 1) 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. 2) Data for Alaska, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 ACS.

Number
Total Household Population, Age 5 and Older 3,005,197
Speak only English 2,107,939
Speak language other than English 897,258
Spanish 620,424
Speak English "very well" 386,026
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 234,398
French (Including Cajun) 7,769
Speak English "very well" 7,009
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 760
Haitian 1,436
Speak English "very well" 792
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 644
Italian 3,167
Speak English "very well" 2,196
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 971
Portuguese 3,904
Speak English "very well" 3,176
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 728
German 6,174
Speak English "very well" 5,922
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 252
Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages 1,619
Speak English "very well" 1,364
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 255
Russian 6,985
Speak English "very well" 4,790
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2,195
Polish 2,061
Speak English "very well" 1,303
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 758
Other Slavic Languages 7,333
Speak English "very well" 4,373
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2,960
Armenian 3,508
Speak English "very well" 2,486
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,022
Persian (including Farsi, Dari) 8,462
Speak English "very well" 4,418
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 4,044
Gujarati 1,756
Speak English "very well" 1,063
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 693
Hindi 2,497
Speak English "very well" 2,205
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 292
Urdu 2,014
Speak English "very well" 1,908
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 106
Punjabi 2,700
Speak English "very well" 1,827
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 873
Bengali 815
Speak English "very well" 303
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 512
Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages 1,946
Speak English "very well" 1,186
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 760
Other Indo-European Languages 5,860
Speak English "very well" 4,805
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,055
Telugu 746
Speak English "very well" 660
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 86
Tamil 702
Speak English "very well" 545
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 157
Malayalam, Kannada, or Other Dravidian Languages 217
Speak English "very well" 217
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Chinese (including Mandarin, Cantonese) 33,360
Speak English "very well" 16,298
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 17,062
Japanese 4,706
Speak English "very well" 3,040
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,666
Korean 11,778
Speak English "very well" 6,717
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 5,061
Hmong 351
Speak English "very well" 280
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 71
Vietnamese 10,337
Speak English "very well" 4,173
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 6,164
Khmer 670
Speak English "very well" 137
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 533
Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages 6,514
Speak English "very well" 3,192
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 3,322
Other Languages of Asia 1,037
Speak English "very well" 715
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 322
Tagalog (including Filipino) 93,337
Speak English "very well" 66,066
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 27,271
Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages 13,013
Speak English "very well" 7,990
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 5,023
Arabic 8,234
Speak English "very well" 5,495
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 2,739
Hebrew 2,279
Speak English "very well" 1,684
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 595
Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages 10,270
Speak English "very well" 4,835
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 5,435
Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa 665
Speak English "very well" 285
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 380
Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa 3,320
Speak English "very well" 1,942
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1,378
Native Languages of North America 2,435
Speak English "very well" 2,378
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 57
Other and Unspecified Languages 2,857
Speak English "very well" 2,277
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 580
%
Field 306 100%
Field 307 70.1%
Field 308 29.9%
Field 310 100%
Field 310 62.2%
Field 310 37.8%
Field 313 100%
Field 314 90.2%
Field 315 9.8%
Field 316 100%
Field 316 55.2%
Field 316 44.8%
Field 319 100%
Field 319 69.3%
Field 319 30.7%
Field 322 100%
Field 322 81.4%
Field 322 18.6%
Field 325 100%
Field 325 95.9%
Field 325 4.1%
Field 328 100%
Field 328 84.2%
Field 328 15.8%
Field 331 100%
Field 331 68.6%
Field 331 31.4%
Field 334 100%
Field 334 63.2%
Field 334 36.8%
Field 337 100%
Field 337 59.6%
Field 337 40.4%
Field 340 100%
Field 340 70.9%
Field 340 29.1%
Field 343 100%
Field 343 52.2%
Field 343 47.8%
Field 346 100%
Field 346 60.5%
Field 346 39.5%
Field 349 100%
Field 349 88.3%
Field 349 11.7%
Field 352 100%
Field 352 94.7%
Field 352 5.3%
Field 355 100%
Field 355 67.7%
Field 355 32.3%
Field 358 100%
Field 358 37.2%
Field 358 62.8%
Field 361 100%
Field 361 60.9%
Field 361 39.1%
Field 364 100%
Field 364 82.0%
Field 364 18.0%
Field 367 100%
Field 367 88.5%
Field 367 11.5%
Field 370 100%
Field 370 77.6%
Field 370 22.4%
Field 373 100%
Field 373 100.0%
Field 373 N
Field 376 100%
Field 376 48.9%
Field 376 51.1%
Field 379 100%
Field 379 64.6%
Field 379 35.4%
Field 382 100%
Field 382 57.0%
Field 382 43.0%
Field 385 100%
Field 385 79.8%
Field 385 20.2%
Field 388 100%
Field 388 40.4%
Field 388 59.6%
Field 391 100%
Field 391 20.4%
Field 391 79.6%
Field 394 100%
Field 394 49.0%
Field 394 51.0%
Field 397 100%
Field 397 68.9%
Field 397 31.1%
Field 400 100%
Field 400 70.8%
Field 400 29.2%
Field 403 100%
Field 403 61.4%
Field 403 38.6%
Field 406 100%
Field 406 66.7%
Field 406 33.3%
Field 409 100%
Field 409 73.9%
Field 409 26.1%
Field 412 100%
Field 412 47.1%
Field 412 52.9%
Field 415 100%
Field 415 42.9%
Field 415 57.1%
Field 418 100%
Field 418 58.5%
Field 418 41.5%
Field 421 100%
Field 421 97.7%
Field 421 2.3%
Field 424 100%
Field 424 79.7%
Field 424 20.3%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Educational Attainment Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 551,597
Less than high school diploma 28.3%
High school diploma or GED 25.5%
Some college or associate's degree 22.8%
Bachelor's degree 16.6%
Graduate or professional degree 6.8%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 55.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 21.5%
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2022 43.0%
% change: 1990-2000 233.1%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2022 287.2%
% change: 1990-2000 226.9%
Educational Attainment by U.S. Citizenship Status (foreign-born adults, age 25 and older)

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 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 (%) 311,055
Less than high school diploma 18.5%
High school diploma or GED 24.6%
Some college or associate's degree 26.9%
Bachelor's degree 21.6%
Graduate or professional degree 8.5%
Noncitizens (%) 240,542
Less than high school diploma 41.1%
High school diploma or GED 26.6%
Some college or associate's degree 17.4%
Bachelor's degree 10.1%
Graduate or professional degree 4.8%
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 1,672,255
Less than high school diploma 7.4%
High school diploma or GED 28.7%
Some college or associate's degree 35.7%
Bachelor's degree 17.9%
Graduate or professional degree 10.3%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Nothing  
Nothing  
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2011 -16.6%
% change: 1990-2000 11.8%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2011 132.3%
% change: 1990-2000 83.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 242,795
Less than high school diploma 45.0%
High school diploma or GED 22.5%
Some college or associate's degree 18.7%
Bachelor's degree 9.4%
Graduate or professional degree 4.4%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 42.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher 14.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 1,066,027
Less than high school diploma 13.9%
High school diploma or GED 30.6%
Some college or associate's degree 36.5%
Bachelor's degree 12.9%
Graduate or professional degree 6.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 80,164
Less than high school diploma 40.9%
High school diploma or GED 24.8%
Some college or associate's degree 21.6%
Bachelor's degree 8.5%
Graduate or professional degree 4.2%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 19.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher 8.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 705,544
Less than high school diploma 18.8%
High school diploma or GED 32.6%
Some college or associate's degree 33.0%
Bachelor's degree 10.6%
Graduate or professional degree 5.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2022 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, click here. For ACS 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, Sarah Flood, Matthew Sobek, Daniel Backman, Annie Chen, Grace Cooper, Stephanie Richards, Renae Rogers, and Megan Schouweiler. IPUMS USA: Version 14.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2023. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V14.0​.

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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 ACS. 
  • For “Language Spoken at Home (detailed, by English proficiency)”: Data for Alaska, Arkansas, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2018-2022 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2022 ACS.