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Ability to Speak English - 2016

Age by Language Spoken at Home by Ability to Speak English for the Population 5 Years and Over

  United States   Oklahoma   Oklahoma City Metro Area
Population 5 years and over 303,328,961 (X) 3,659,465 (X) 1,277,631 (X)
Speak only English 237,810,023 78.4% 3,284,055 89.7% 1,105,276 86.5%
Speak a language other than English 65,518,938 21.6% 375,410 10.3% 172,355 13.5%
  Speak English Only or Speak English "Very Well" Speak English Less than "Very Well" Speak English Only or Speak English "Very Well" Speak English Less than "Very Well" Speak English Only or Speak English "Very Well" Speak English Less than "Very Well"
Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent Percent
Speak a language other than English         
  Spanish 59.0% 41.0% 59.4% 40.6% 61.1% 38.9%
    5 to 17 years old 80.6% 19.4% 82.6% 17.4% 84.5% 15.5%
    18 to 64 years old 55.0% 45.0% 51.2% 48.8% 52.4% 47.6%
    65 years old and over 37.9% 62.1% 44.3% 55.7% 31.9% 68.1%
  Other Indo-European languages 68.7% 31.3% 79.5% 20.5% 78.8% 21.2%
    5 to 17 years old 81.2% 18.8% 93.8% 6.2% 97.5% 2.5%
    18 to 64 years old 70.1% 29.9% 78.4% 21.6% 78.8% 21.2%
    65 years old and over 53.8% 46.2% 71.5% 28.5% 61.6% 38.4%
  Asian and Pacific Island languages 53.1% 46.9% 50.6% 49.4% 54.2% 45.8%
    5 to 17 years old 74.4% 25.6% 69.3% 30.7% 75.6% 24.4%
    18 to 64 years old 54.1% 45.9% 50.5% 49.5% 54.3% 45.7%
    65 years old and over 30.3% 69.7% 22.1% 77.9% 21.8% 78.2%
  Other languages 69.0% 31.0% 78.4% 21.6% 72.2% 27.8%
    5 to 17 years old 81.2% 18.8% 99.2% 0.8% 100.0% 0.0%
    18 to 64 years old 68.2% 31.8% 74.0% 26.0% 65.2% 34.8%
    65 years old and over 52.4% 47.6% 79.6% 20.4% 53.4% 46.6%
  Cleveland County   Oklahoma County
Population 5 years and over 262,783 (X) 722,182 (X)
Speak only English 238,686 90.8% 592,302 82.0%
Speak a language other than English 24,097 9.2% 129,880 18.0%
  Speak English Only or Speak English "Very Well" Speak English Less than "Very Well" Speak English Only or Speak English "Very Well" Speak English Less than "Very Well"
Percent Percent Percent Percent
Speak a language other than English      
  Spanish 80.5% 19.5% 57.80% 42.20%
    5 to 17 years old 91.9% 8.1% 84.50% 15.50%
    18 to 64 years old 77.9% 22.1% 46.90% 53.10%
    65 years old and over 73.2% 26.8% 22.60% 77.40%
  Other Indo-European languages 78.7% 21.3% 81.60% 18.40%
    5 to 17 years old 100.0% 0.0% 100.00% 0.00%
    18 to 64 years old 79.6% 20.4% 82.00% 18.00%
    65 years old and over 40.5% 59.5% 62.70% 37.30%
  Asian and Pacific Island languages 56.4% 43.6% 54.70% 45.30%
    5 to 17 years old 75.5% 24.5% 74.20% 25.80%
    18 to 64 years old 54.7% 45.3% 55.50% 44.50%
    65 years old and over 32.7% 67.3% 18.20% 81.80%
  Other languages 70.8% 29.2% 73.90% 26.10%
    5 to 17 years old 100.0% 0.0% 100.00% 0.00%
    18 to 64 years old 69.6% 30.4% 65.60% 34.40%
    65 years old and over - - 53.40% 46.60%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2016 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Languages Spoken at Home.

An "-" entry indicates that iether no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate.