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City of Los Angeles Demographics
2000 Census

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME & ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH
Persons 5 years and over                                                                                                            1990 Census

 

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME - CITY OF LOS ANGELES

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Age Group

Age 5 to 17

Age 18+

All Ages

All Ages Percent

Total

696,630

2,716,259

3,412,889

100.00%

Speak only English

233,954

1,204,619

1,438,573

42.15%

Spanish or Spanish Creole

391,124

1,031,192

1,422,316

41.67%

French (incl. Patois, Cajun)

1,843

18,178

20,021

0.59%

French Creole

141

757

898

0.03%

Italian

629

8,986

9,615

0.28%

Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

382

3,391

3,773

0.11%

German

615

11,564

12,179

0.36%

Yiddish

199

3,883

4,082

0.12%

Other West Germanic languages

65

2,154

2,219

0.07%

Scandinavian languages

165

2,721

2,886

0.08%

Greek

122

2,934

3,056

0.09%

Russian

3,647

25,223

28,870

0.85%

Polish

209

3,236

3,445

0.10%

Serbo-Croatian

289

3,749

4,038

0.12%

Other Slavic languages

308

2,815

3,123

0.09%

Armenian

11,484

46,440

57,924

1.70%

Persian

6,325

36,718

43,043

1.26%

Gujarathi

226

2,147

2,373

0.07%

Hindi

727

5,139

5,866

0.17%

Urdu

731

2,492

3,223

0.09%

Other Indic languages

1,607

7,701

9,308

0.27%

Other Indo-European languages

540

4,827

5,367

0.16%

Chinese

6,593

46,335

52,928

1.55%

Japanese

1,226

20,438

21,664

0.63%

Korean

11,425

69,615

81,040

2.37%

Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

1,234

2,784

4,018

0.12%

Miao, Hmong

0

43

43

0.00%

Thai

1,439

8,560

9,999

0.29%

Laotian

129

622

751

0.02%

Vietnamese

2,807

14,879

17,686

0.52%

Other Asian languages

390

4,368

4,758

0.14%

Tagalog

8,251

69,783

78,034

2.29%

Other Pacific Island languages

866

6,386

7,252

0.21%

Navajo

9

146

155

0.00%

Other Native North American languages

27

423

450

0.01%

Hungarian

179

4,325

4,504

0.13%

Arabic

2,062

11,516

13,578

0.40%

Hebrew

3,052

13,240

16,292

0.48%

African languages

823

6,630

7,453

0.22%

Other and unspecified languages

786

5,300

6,086

0.18%

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ABILITY TO SPEAK ENGLISH - CITY OF LOS ANGELES

Age Group

All Ages

Age 5 to 17

Age 18 to 64

Age 65+

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Total

3,412,889

100.00%

696,630

100.00%

2,359,149

100.00%

357,110

100.00%

Speak only English

1,438,573

42.15%

233,954

33.58%

991,370

42.02%

213,249

59.72%

Speak Spanish

1,422,316

41.67%

391,124

56.15%

969,888

41.11%

61,304

17.17%

     Speak English "very well"

569,278

16.68%

220,612

31.67%

329,757

13.98%

18,909

5.30%

     Speak English "well"

338,459

9.92%

109,434

15.71%

217,528

9.22%

11,497

3.22%

     Speak English "not well"

321,100

9.41%

47,870

6.87%

258,764

10.97%

14,466

4.05%

     Speak English "not at all"

193,479

5.67%

13,208

1.90%

163,839

6.94%

16,432

4.60%

Speak other Indo-European languages

225,309

6.60%

30,254

4.34%

156,820

6.65%

38,235

10.71%

     Speak English "very well"

132,603

3.89%

23,977

3.44%

94,079

3.99%

14,547

4.07%

     Speak English "well"

53,159

1.56%

4,777

0.69%

40,090

1.70%

8,292

2.32%

     Speak English "not well"

29,473

0.86%

1,348

0.19%

18,739

0.79%

9,386

2.63%

     Speak English "not at all"

10,074

0.30%

152

0.02%

3,912

0.17%

6,010

1.68%

Age Group

All Ages

Age 5 to 17

Age 18 to 64

Age 65+

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Speak Asian & Pacific Island languages

278,173

8.15%

34,360

4.93%

205,074

8.69%

38,739

10.85%

     Speak English "very well"

127,261

3.73%

21,420

3.07%

96,314

4.08%

9,527

2.67%

     Speak English "well"

77,192

2.26%

8,984

1.29%

59,334

2.52%

8,874

2.48%

     Speak English "not well"

58,190

1.71%

3,684

0.53%

41,897

1.78%

12,609

3.53%

     Speak English "not at all"

15,530

0.46%

272

0.04%

7,529

0.32%

7,729

2.16%

Speak other languages

48,518

1.42%

6,938

1.00%

35,997

1.53%

5,583

1.56%

     Speak English "very well"

32,021

0.94%

5,552

0.80%

23,983

1.02%

2,486

0.70%

     Speak English "well"

10,345

0.30%

778

0.11%

7,921

0.34%

1,646

0.46%

     Speak English "not well"

4,243

0.12%

496

0.07%

2,684

0.11%

1,063

0.30%

     Speak English "not at all"

1,909

0.06%

112

0.02%

1,409

0.06%

388

0.11%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

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