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State Language Data - WY
 

Wyoming

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) (%) 17,754
Speak only English 25.8%
Speak English "very well" 35.5%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 38.7%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2022 74.6%
% change: 1990-2000 57.7%
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, 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 7,900
Speak only English 45.6%
Speak English "very well" 34.7%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 19.7%
Noncitizens 11,807
Speak only English 15.5%
Speak English "very well" 40.2%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 44.3%

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) (%) 533,183
Speak only English 96.0%
Speak English ""very well"" 3.5%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 0.5%
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 -44.2%
% change: 1990-2000 0.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 11,047
Speak only English 34.9%
"Speak English ""very well"" 29.4%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 35.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 451,762
Speak only English 95.1%
"Speak English ""very well"" 3.8%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 8,308
Speak only English 38.9%
"Speak English ""very well"" 31.0%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 30.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
English Proficiency (age 5 and older) (%) 409,881
Speak only English 95.6%
"Speak English ""very well"" 3.2%
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
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 99,159
Speak only English 92,719
Speak language other than English 6,440
Speak English "very well"
5,826
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
614
Speak Spanish 5,531
Speak English "very well"
4,922
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
609
Ages 18-64 343,790
Speak only English 321,092
Speak language other than English 22,698
Speak English "very well"
14,866
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
7,832
Speak Spanish 16,857
Speak English "very well"
10,160
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
6,697
65 and Older 107,988
Speak only English 102,601
Speak language other than English 5,387
Speak English "very well"
4,176
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
1,211
Speak Spanish 3,907
Speak English "very well"
3,018
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP)
889
%
65 and Older 100%
Speak only English 93.5%
Speak language other than English 6.5%
Speak English "very well" 5.9%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 0.6%
Speak Spanish 5.6%
Speak English "very well" 5.0%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 0.6%
Ages 18-64 100%
Speak only English 93.4%
Speak language other than English 6.6%
Speak English "very well" 4.3%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 2.3%
Speak Spanish 4.9%
Speak English "very well" 3.0%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 1.9%
Ages 5-17 100%
Speak only English 95.0%
Speak language other than English 5.0%
Speak English "very well" 3.9%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 1.1%
Speak Spanish 3.6%
Speak English "very well" 2.8%
Speak English less than "very well" (LEP) 0.8%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
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 545,140
Speak only English 508,280
Speak language other than English 36,860
Spanish 25,698
Speak English "very well" 18,085
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 7,613
French (Including Cajun) 976
Speak English "very well" 854
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 122
Haitian N
Speak English "very well" N
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Italian 213
Speak English "very well" 174
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 39
Portuguese 142
Speak English "very well" 134
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 8
German 1,802
Speak English "very well" 1,595
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 207
Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages 171
Speak English "very well" 171
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Russian 689
Speak English "very well" 588
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 101
Polish 90
Speak English "very well" 90
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Other Slavic Languages 404
Speak English "very well" 338
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 66
Armenian N
Speak English "very well" N
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Persian (including Farsi, Dari) 64
Speak English "very well" 64
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Gujarati 131
Speak English "very well" 87
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 44
Hindi 49
Speak English "very well" 30
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 19
Urdu 25
Speak English "very well" 9
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 16
Punjabi N
Speak English "very well" N
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Bengali 66
Speak English "very well" 43
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 23
Nepali, Marathi, or Other Indic Languages 128
Speak English "very well" 66
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 62
Other Indo-European Languages 374
Speak English "very well" 347
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 27
Telugu 230
Speak English "very well" 198
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 32
Tamil 16
Speak English "very well" 16
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Malayalam, Kannada, or Other Dravidian Languages 16
Speak English "very well" 16
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Chinese (including Mandarin, Cantonese) 940
Speak English "very well" 521
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 419
Japanese 540
Speak English "very well" 451
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 89
Korean 182
Speak English "very well" 149
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 33
Hmong N
Speak English "very well" N
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Vietnamese 315
Speak English "very well" 96
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 219
Khmer 7
Speak English "very well" 7
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages 195
Speak English "very well" 126
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 69
Other Languages of Asia 88
Speak English "very well" 30
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 58
Tagalog (including Filipino) 623
Speak English "very well" 509
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 114
Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or Other Austronesian Languages 464
Speak English "very well" 366
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 98
Arabic 77
Speak English "very well" 43
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 34
Hebrew 17
Speak English "very well" 17
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Amharic, Somali, or Other Afro-Asiatic Languages 28
Speak English "very well" 28
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) N
Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or Other Languages of Western Africa 140
Speak English "very well" 139
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1
Swahili or Other Languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa 68
Speak English "very well" 62
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 6
Native Languages of North America 1,627
Speak English "very well" 1,592
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 35
Other and Unspecified Languages 265
Speak English "very well" 264
Speak English less than “very well” (LEP) 1
%
Field 306 100%
Field 307 93.2%
Field 308 6.8%
Field 310 100%
Field 310 70.4%
Field 310 29.6%
Field 313 100%
Field 314 87.5%
Field 315 12.5%
Field 316 100%
Field 316 N
Field 316 N
Field 319 100%
Field 319 81.7%
Field 319 18.3%
Field 322 100%
Field 322 94.4%
Field 322 5.6%
Field 325 100%
Field 325 88.5%
Field 325 11.5%
Field 328 100%
Field 328 100.0%
Field 328 N
Field 331 100%
Field 331 85.3%
Field 331 14.7%
Field 334 100%
Field 334 100.0%
Field 334 N
Field 337 100%
Field 337 83.7%
Field 337 16.3%
Field 340 100%
Field 340 N
Field 340 N
Field 343 100%
Field 343 100.0%
Field 343 N
Field 346 100%
Field 346 66.4%
Field 346 33.6%
Field 349 100%
Field 349 61.2%
Field 349 38.8%
Field 352 100%
Field 352 36.0%
Field 352 64.0%
Field 355 100%
Field 355 N
Field 355 N
Field 358 100%
Field 358 65.2%
Field 358 34.8%
Field 361 100%
Field 361 51.6%
Field 361 48.4%
Field 364 100%
Field 364 92.8%
Field 364 7.2%
Field 367 100%
Field 367 86.1%
Field 367 13.9%
Field 370 100%
Field 370 100.0%
Field 370 N
Field 373 100%
Field 373 100.0%
Field 373 N
Field 376 100%
Field 376 55.4%
Field 376 44.6%
Field 379 100%
Field 379 83.5%
Field 379 16.5%
Field 382 100%
Field 382 81.9%
Field 382 18.1%
Field 385 100%
Field 385 N
Field 385 N
Field 388 100%
Field 388 30.5%
Field 388 69.5%
Field 391 100%
Field 391 100.0%
Field 391 N
Field 394 100%
Field 394 64.6%
Field 394 35.4%
Field 397 100%
Field 397 34.1%
Field 397 65.9%
Field 400 100%
Field 400 81.7%
Field 400 18.3%
Field 403 100%
Field 403 78.9%
Field 403 21.1%
Field 406 100%
Field 406 55.8%
Field 406 44.2%
Field 409 100%
Field 409 100.0%
Field 409 N
Field 412 100%
Field 412 100.0%
Field 412 N
Field 415 100%
Field 415 99.3%
Field 415 0.7%
Field 418 100%
Field 418 91.2%
Field 418 8.8%
Field 421 100%
Field 421 97.8%
Field 421 2.2%
Field 424 100%
Field 424 99.6%
Field 424 0.4%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Educational Attainment Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 15,671
Less than high school diploma 27.7%
High school diploma or GED 21.0%
Some college or associate's degree 22.9%
Bachelor's degree 13.3%
Graduate or professional degree 15.1%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 17.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 3.8%
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2022 32.7%
% change: 1990-2000 9.3%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2022 119.0%
% change: 1990-2000 86.5%
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 (%) 6,952
Less than high school diploma 16.5%
High school diploma or GED 26.8%
Some college or associate's degree 24.8%
Bachelor's degree 18%
Graduate or professional degree 13.9%
Noncitizens (%) 9,830
Less than high school diploma 30.9%
High school diploma or GED 25.3%
Some college or associate's degree 15.4%
Bachelor's degree 14.7%
Graduate or professional degree 13.7%
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 384,125
Less than high school diploma 5.4%
High school diploma or GED 27.5%
Some college or associate's degree 37.5%
Bachelor's degree 18.2%
Graduate or professional degree 11.5%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Nothing  
Nothing  
Educational Attainment: Change over Time  
Adults with no high school diploma  
% change: 2000-2011 -42.2%
% change: 1990-2000 -19.9%
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher  
% change: 2000-2011 76.6%
% change: 1990-2000 30.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 9,726
Less than high school diploma 33.6%
High school diploma or GED 19.6%
Some college or associate's degree 25.9%
Bachelor's degree 12.4%
Graduate or professional degree 8.5%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 8.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 3.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 306,833
Less than high school diploma 11.7%
High school diploma or GED 31.4%
Some college or associate's degree 35.9%
Bachelor's degree 14.1%
Graduate or professional degree 6.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (age 25 and older) 6,822
Less than high school diploma 43.8%
High school diploma or GED 19.8%
Some college or associate's degree 20.4%
Bachelor's degree 9.6%
Graduate or professional degree 6.4%
% Foreign Born among Adults with  
Less than high school diploma 6.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher 2.2%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (age 25 and older) 271,150
Less than high school diploma 16.5%
High school diploma or GED 33.7%
Some college or associate's degree 31.6%
Bachelor's degree 12.9%
Graduate or professional degree 5.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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.