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FY 2018 Preliminary 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 75% 2% 1% 22% 100%
American Samoa - - - - -
Arizona 97% 3% 0% 0% 100%
Arkansas 95% 4% 0% 0% 100%
California 73% 21% 6% 0% 100%
Colorado 95% 4% 1% 0% 100%
Connecticut 92% 8% 0% 0% 100%
Delaware 95% 4% 0% 0% 100%
District of Columbia 16% 3% 1% 80% 100%
Florida 71% 10% 1% 18% 100%
Georgia 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Guam 94% 0% 6% 1% 100%
Hawaii 91% 0% 9% 0% 100%
Idaho 95% 2% 3% 0% 100%
Illinois 91% 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% 10% 100%
Maine 91% 0% 8% 0% 100%
Maryland 97% 1% 1% 0% 100%
Massachusetts 76% 15% 8% 1% 100%
Michigan 99% 0% 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% 4% 100%
Nebraska 89% 4% 1% 6% 100%
Nevada 94% 5% 0% 1% 100%
New Hampshire 96% 2% 1% 1% 100%
New Jersey 94% 5% 0% 1% 100%
New Mexico 91% 8% 1% 0% 100%
New York 63% 10% 3% 24% 100%
North Carolina 97% 1% 1% 1% 100%
North Dakota 96% 0% 0% 4% 100%
Northern Mariana Islands 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Ohio 96% 2% 3% 0% 100%
Oklahoma 79% 2% 0% 19% 100%
Oregon 0% 0% 0% 100% 100%
Pennsylvania 94% 4% 2% 0% 100%
Puerto Rico - - - - -
Rhode Island 87% 12% 1% 0% 100%
South Carolina 100% 0% 0% 0% 100%
South Dakota 75% 0% 0% 24% 100%
Tennessee 12% 0% 0% 88% 100%
Texas 22% 1% 0% 77% 100%
Utah 94% 2% 4% 0% 100%
Vermont 98% 0% 1% 0% 100%
Virgin Islands - - - - -
Virginia 96% 3% 1% 0% 100%
Washington 90% 7% 2% 0% 100%
West Virginia 95% 0% 0% 5% 100%
Wisconsin 96% 4% 1% 0% 100%
Wyoming 57% 1% 0% 42% 100%

Data as of: 21-AUG-2019

Notes applicable to this report:

  1. The source for this table is ACF-801 data for FY 2018.
  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, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands had not yet reported any ACF-801 data for FY 2018. Arkansas, Guam, and Louisiana had submitted 11 months, and North Carolina had  submitted 1 month. 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