FY 2019 Preliminary Data Table 20 - Average Monthly Percentages of Primary Language Spoken at Home (NEW)

Publication Date: May 24, 2021
State English Spanish Other  Unspecified/Invalid Total
Alabama 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Alaska 75% 1% 1% 22% 100%
American Samoa - - - - -
Arizona 97% 3% 0% 0% 100%
Arkansas 96% 4% 0% 0% 100%
California 75% 20% 5% 0% 100%
Colorado 95% 4% 1% 0% 100%
Connecticut 87% 11% 0% 2% 100%
Delaware 95% 4% 0% 1% 100%
District of Columbia 20% 3% 1% 77% 100%
Florida 43% 6% 1% 50% 100%
Georgia 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Guam 97% 0% 1% 2% 100%
Hawaii 91% 0% 8% 0% 100%
Idaho 95% 2% 3% 0% 100%
Illinois 90% 9% 0% 1% 100%
Indiana 97% 2% 0% 0% 100%
Iowa 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Kansas 97% 3% 0% 0% 100%
Kentucky 97% 2% 1% 0% 100%
Louisiana 89% 0% 0% 11% 100%
Maine 92% 0% 8% 0% 100%
Maryland 97% 1% 2% 0% 100%
Massachusetts 77% 15% 7% 1% 100%
Michigan 99% 0% 0% 0% 100%
Minnesota 84% 1% 15% 0% 100%
Mississippi 1% 0% 0% 99% 100%
Missouri 99% 1% 0% 0% 100%
Montana 94% 0% 0% 5% 100%
Nebraska 90% 4% 1% 5% 100%
Nevada 94% 5% 0% 0% 100%
New Hampshire 96% 2% 2% 1% 100%
New Jersey 92% 7% 0% 1% 100%
New Mexico 93% 6% 1% 0% 100%
New York 63% 11% 4% 22% 100%
North Carolina 97% 3% 0% 0% 100%
North Dakota 97% 0% 0% 2% 100%
Northern Mariana Islands 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Ohio 96% 2% 3% 0% 100%
Oklahoma 88% 2% 0% 10% 100%
Oregon 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Pennsylvania 93% 4% 2% 0% 100%
Puerto Rico 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
Rhode Island 87% 12% 1% 0% 100%
South Carolina 99% 1% 0% 0% 100%
South Dakota 76% 0% 0% 24% 100%
Tennessee 31% 0% 0% 69% 100%
Texas 77% 3% 0% 20% 100%
Utah 94% 2% 4% 0% 100%
Vermont 99% 0% 1% 0% 100%
Virgin Islands - - - - -
Virginia 96% 3% 1% 0% 100%
Washington 90% 7% 3% 0% 100%
West Virginia 98% 0% 0% 2% 100%
Wisconsin 96% 4% 0% 0% 100%
Wyoming 65% 1% 0% 34% 100%

Data as of: 29-JAN-2021

Notes applicable to this report:  

  1. The source for this table is ACF-801 data for FY 2019.
  2. All counts are based on "adjusted" numbers of families and children, unless otherwise indicated. These "adjusted" numbers represent the number funded through CCDF only (which includes Federal Discretionary, Mandatory, and Matching Funds; TANF transfers to CCDF; and State Matching and Maintenance of Effort Funds). The "adjusted" number is the raw or "unadjusted" number reported by the State multiplied by its pooling factor, as reported on the ACF-800. This report takes this factor into consideration in calculating the "adjusted" numbers or percentages.
  3. All States provide an actual unadjusted count of families served each month. For States reporting full population data, the number of child records reported each month was directly counted.  However, for States that only submit samples, the ratio of children-to-families was determined each month from the samples and then multiplied by the reported number of families to obtain an estimate of the unadjusted number of children served each month. The unadjusted average number of families and children was obtained from the monthly numbers in the FY, as reported on the ACF-801 summary (header) record.  
  4. A "0%" indication often means the value is less than 0.5% rather than actually zero. In a few instances, the sum of the categories may not appear to add up to exactly 100% because of rounding.
  5. At the time of publication, American Samoa and Virgin Islands had not yet reported any ACF-801 data for FY 2019. Alabama had submitted 9 months, Georgia had submitted 2 months, and Louisiana had submitted 11 months.. All other States and Territories had submitted the full 12 months of data.
  6. The  Unspecified / Invalid column only includes family records with unspecified code (unknown or head of household declined to identify home language), or an invalid or missing number for ACF-801 element 16d, Primary Language Spoken at Home.
  7. Languages reported under "Other"  include: Native Central, South American, and Mexican languages (e.g., Mixteco, Quichean);Caribbean Languages (e.g., Haitian-Creole, Patois); Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages (e.g., Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali); East Asian Languages (e.g., Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog); Native North American/Alaska Native Languages; Pacific Island Languages (e.g., Palauan, Fijian); European and Slavic Languages (e.g., German, French, Italian, Croatian, Yiddish, Portuguese, Russian); African Languages (e.g., Swahili, Wolof); and Other (e.g., American Sign Language).
  8. "-" indicates data not reported.

 

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