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Ability to Speak English 2017

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

Subject United States   Oklahoma   Cleveland County
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 59.9% 40.1% 62.2% 37.8% 65.3% 34.7%
    5 to 17 years old 81.1% 18.9% 83.4% 16.6% 76.3% 23.7%
    18 to 64 years old 56.3% 43.7% 55.4% 44.6% 64.8% 35.2%
    65 years old and over 38.7% 61.3% 47.8% 52.2% 44.4% 55.6%
  Other Indo-European languages 69.3% 30.7% 84.9% 15.1% 80.1% 19.9%
  81.5% 18.5% 96.8% 3.2% 100.0% 0.0%
    18 to 64 years old 70.7% 29.3% 86.8% 13.2% 77.8% 22.2%
    65 years old and over 54.6% 45.4% 71.5% 28.5% 81.4% 18.6%
  Asian and Pacific Island languages 54.1% 45.9% 51.1% 48.9% 55.7% 44.3%
    5 to 17 years old 75.4% 24.6% 69.0% 31.0% 100.0% 0.0%
    18 to 64 years old 55.4% 44.6% 48.4% 51.6% 52.3% 47.7%
    65 years old and over 30.7% 69.3% 43.6% 56.4% 26.1% 73.9%
  Other languages 69.0% 31.0% 80.3% 19.7% 100.0% 0.0%
    5 to 17 years old 78.7% 21.3% 82.4% 17.6% 100.0% 0.0%
    18 to 64 years old 68.2% 31.8% 79.1% 20.9% 100.0% 0.0%
    65 years old and over 56.4% 43.6% 83.0% 17.0% 100.0% 0.0%
Subject Oklahoma County   Oklahoma City Metro Area
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 60.8% 39.2% 62.6% 37.4%
    5 to 17 years old 85.4% 14.6% 85.3% 14.7%
    18 to 64 years old 50.3% 49.7% 53.9% 46.1%
    65 years old and over 46.2% 53.8% 49.2% 50.8%
  Other Indo-European languages 86.8% 13.2% 83.7% 16.3%
    5 to 17 years old 100.0% 0.0% 100.0% 0.0%
    18 to 64 years old 89.7% 10.3% 84.8% 15.2%
    65 years old and over 60.0% 40.0% 69.7% 30.3%
  Asian and Pacific Island languages 47.7% 52.3% 52.2% 47.8%
    5 to 17 years old 69.2% 30.8% 83.2% 16.8%
    18 to 64 years old 45.9% 54.1% 49.4% 50.6%
    65 years old and over 40.9% 59.1% 39.4% 60.6%
  Other languages 70.2% 29.8% 71.2% 28.8%
    5 to 17 years old 62.3% 37.7% 64.6% 35.4%
    18 to 64 years old 67.8% 32.2% 68.9% 31.1%
    65 years old and over 82.9% 17.1% 81.9% 18.1%

Data not available for Canadian and Pottawatomie counties.

Data for Kingfisher, Lincoln and Logan counties available in December.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Language Spoken at Home. Table S1601.