Index: Demographics / Subcategory: Demographics

Language Spoken at Home

Date Updated: 12/17/2012

According to the United States Census Bureau, [pdf] 'a household is linguistically isolated if all adults speak a language other than English and none speaks English 'very well.' For this purpose, adults are defined as those 14 years of age or older.

What this chart shows: Percentage of Population 5 Years and Over in Linguistically-Isolated Households in United States, Colorado & Larimer County, 2000 Census vs. 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census (2000 Census - Table PCT40; 2007-2011 American Community Survey - Table B16003)

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What the above data tell us:

A slightly higher percentage of the population is living in linguistically-isolated households in the last half of the decade compared to the beginning of the decade. This holds true for the country, as well as Colorado and Larimer County.

Less than 2% of the population in Larimer over the age of 5 lives in a linguistically-isolated household. The overwhelmingly majority, 78.9%, are in Spanish-speaking households.

What this chart shows: Language Spoken at Home in Larimer County, 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

Data Source: United States Census (Table B16003)

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What the above data tell us:

The overwhelmingly majority (78.9%) of the population (5 years old and older) living in Larimer County's linguistically-isolated households speaks Spanish.

See the data table for the number of individuals in Larimer County living in linguistically-isolated households.

What this chart shows: Languages Spoken at Home in Linguistically-Isolated Households in Select Larimer County Communities, 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

 

Data Source: United States Census (Table B16003)

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What the above data tell us:

Linguistically-isolated households in the smaller Larimer County communities (Wellington and Estes Park) are more linguistically homogeneous than in the larger communities of Loveland and Fort Collins.

See the data table for the numbers of individuals in each community living in linguistically-isolated households.

Additional Information:

All of Larimer County school districts provide an 'English Language Acquisition' program, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade:

Area colleges and universities also offer 'English as a Second Language' courses:

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Data Tables:

Percentage of Population (5+ Years Old) in Linguistically-Isolated Households

 

United States

Colorado

Larimer County

%

#

%

#

%

#

2000 Census

4.5% 11,893,572 4.0% 159,153 1.4% 3,379

2007-2011
American Community Survey,
5-Year Estimates

5.1% 14,321,466 4.2% 188,516 1.5% 4,085

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Population 5 Years and Over in Linguistically-Isolated Households, Larimer County, 2007-2011 (5-Year Estimates)

Language

Number

Percent

Population Over 5

Percent of Population

Spanish

3,213 78.9%

278,874

1.2%

Other Indo-European Languages

198 4.9%

278,874

0.2%

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

660 16.2%

278,874

0.1%

Other Languages

0 0.0%

278,874

0.0%

Total

4,071 100.0%

278,874

1.5%

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Language Spoken at Home in Larimer County, Cities & Towns, 2007-2011 (5-Year Estimates)

Spanish

Other Indo-European

Asian and Pacific Island

Other

#

%

#

%

#

%

#

%

Estes Park

121 100.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

Fort Collins

812 56.3% 126 8.7% 504 35.0% 0 0.0%

Loveland

922 89.2% 20 1.9% 78 7.5% 0 0.0%

Wellington

17

100.0%

0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%

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