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FY 2017 Final Data Table 20 - Average Monthly Percentages of Primary Language Spoken at Home (NEW)

Published: December 4, 2019
Categories:
Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Reporting, Data
Topics:
ACF-800, ACF-801
Types:
Data

This table provides a snapshot of the progress States are making in meeting the new reporting requirements, and should not be used to describe the national lanscape of the languages spoken at home for children receiving child care services. 

State/Territory English Spanish Other Unspecified/ Invalid Total
Alabama 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Alaska 63% 1% 2% 34% 100%
American Samoa - - - - -
Arizona 97% 3% 0% 0% 100%
Arkansas 65% 3% 0% 32% 100%
California 72% 22% 5% 0% 100%
Colorado 96% 4% 1% 0% 100%
Connecticut 93% 7% 0% 0% 100%
Delaware 95% 4% 0% 0% 100%
District of Columbia 7% 3% 1% 90% 100%
Florida 84% 12% 2% 3% 100%
Georgia 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Guam 44% 0% 54% 1% 100%
Hawaii 91% 0% 8% 0% 100%
Idaho 95% 2% 3% 0% 100%
Illinois 92% 7% 0% 1% 100%
Indiana 98% 2% 0% 0% 100%
Iowa 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Kansas 7% 0% 0% 92% 100%
Kentucky 99% 1% 0% 0% 100%
Louisiana 91% 0% 0% 8% 100%
Maine 92% 0% 8% 0% 100%
Maryland 98% 1% 1% 0% 100%
Massachusetts 75% 14% 8% 2% 100%
Michigan 99% 1% 0% 0% 100%
Minnesota 84% 1% 15% 0% 100%
Mississippi 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Missouri 99% 1% 1% 0% 100%
Montana 95% 0% 0% 5% 100%
Nebraska 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Nevada 94% 5% 0% 1% 100%
New Hampshire 96% 1% 2% 1% 100%
New Jersey 43% 1% 0% 55% 100%
New Mexico 90% 9% 1% 0% 100%
New York 32% 3% 0% 65% 100%
North Carolina 96% 3% 0% 0% 100%
North Dakota 93% 0% 0% 6% 100%
Northern Mariana Islands 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Ohio 96% 2% 2% 0% 100%
Oklahoma 8% 0% 0% 92% 100%
Oregon 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Pennsylvania 95% 3% 2% 0% 100%
Puerto Rico 0% 100% 0% 0% 100%
Rhode Island 87% 12% 1% 0% 100%
South Carolina 100% 0% 0% 0% 100%
South Dakota 62% 0% 0% 37% 100%
Tennessee 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Texas 3% 0% 0% 97% 100%
Utah 94% 2% 4% 0% 100%
Vermont 98% 0% 1% 0% 100%
Virgin Islands 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Virginia 97% 2% 1% 0% 100%
Washington 90% 8% 2% 0% 100%
West Virginia 77% 0% 0% 22% 100%
Wisconsin 95% 4% 1% 0% 100%
Wyoming 27% 1% 0% 72% 100%

Data as of: 24-JUL-2019

Notes applicable to this report:

  1. The source for this table is ACF-801 data for FY 2017.
  2. All percentages 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 had not yet reported ACF-801 data for FY 2017 and Puerto Rico had submitted 9 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.
Last Reviewed: December 4, 2019