Number and percentage of elementary and secondary school students who spoke a language other than English at home and percentage who spoke English with difficulty, by race/ethnicity with Hispanic and Asian subgroups: 2007
|Race/ethnicity and subgroup||Number who spoke a language other than English at home||Percentage of population who spoke a language other than English at home||Percentage of population who spoke English with difficulty|
|Other Central American||296,000||78.5||19.1|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||327,000||42.8||7.7|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||30,000||36.6||6.7|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||69,000||16.1||2.5|
|Two or more races||117,000||7.9||1.2|
|1 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
2 Excludes Taiwanese. Taiwanese is included in the "Other Asian" category.
NOTE: Respondents were asked if each child in the household spoke a language other than English at home. If they answered "yes," they were asked how well each child could speak English. Categories used for reporting were "very well," "well," "not well," and "not at all." All those who reported speaking English less than "very well" were considered to have difficulty speaking English. Includes those students who are age 5 or older. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2007.