Immigrants in US – Those who came more than 30 years ago were the most likely to speak only English at home Census finds

Capture d’écran 2014-06-10 à 12.50.15Those who came to live in the United States more than 30 years ago were the most likely to speak only English at home.

The foreign born who have lived in the United States for longer periods were much more likely to speak only English at home than recent entrants to the country (Figure 7). Among the foreign born who entered in 2000 or later, 11 percent spoke only English at home, compared with 28 percent of the foreign born who entered before 1980. When the population speaking only English at home is combined with those who spoke English “very well,” 44 percent of the foreign born who arrived in 2000 or later had high English- speaking ability, compared with 63 percent of those who arrived prior to 1980.

In addition, recent entrants were also more likely to speak English “not at all.” About 13 percent of the foreign born who came to live in the United States in 2000 or later spoke English “not at all,” com- pared with about 6 percent of those who arrived prior to 1980.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012 

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3 thoughts on “Immigrants in US – Those who came more than 30 years ago were the most likely to speak only English at home Census finds

  1. This is very interesting….the world is changing…

    Posted by aiyshah2014 | June 13, 2014, 9:49 am


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