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2013 - "Languages Spoken at Home" for Connecticut

The following table is from the 2013 American Community Survey - 1 year estimates. It contains the number of Connecticut residents and their "language spoken at home by ability to speak English for the population 5 years and over."

Language Estimate Margin of Error
Total: 3,405,334 +/-868
  Speak only English 2,671,765 +/-12,576
  Spanish or Spanish Creole: 388,509 +/-8,121
    Speak English "very well" 229,111 +/-7,874
    Speak English less than "very well" 159,398 +/-6,410
  French (incl. Patois, Cajun): 28,363 +/-3,249
    Speak English "very well" 23,446 +/-3,006
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,917 +/-990
  French Creole: 16,584 +/-4,855
    Speak English "very well" 10,916 +/-3,824
    Speak English less than "very well" 5,668 +/-1,884
  Italian: 33,860 +/-3,650
    Speak English "very well" 22,824 +/-2,877
    Speak English less than "very well" 11,036 +/-1,748
  Portuguese or Portuguese Creole: 34,608 +/-4,382
    Speak English "very well" 19,078 +/-2,809
    Speak English less than "very well" 15,530 +/-2,505
  German: 10,620 +/-1,713
    Speak English "very well" 8,931 +/-1,519
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,689 +/-497
  Yiddish: 432 +/-221
    Speak English "very well" 384 +/-208
    Speak English less than "very well" 48 +/-79
  Other West Germanic languages: 1,163 +/-442
    Speak English "very well" 1,065 +/-427
    Speak English less than "very well" 98 +/-92
  Scandinavian languages: 2,083 +/-745
    Speak English "very well" 1,984 +/-735
    Speak English less than "very well" 99 +/-120
  Greek: 8,796 +/-2,354
    Speak English "very well" 6,655 +/-2,066
    Speak English less than "very well" 2,141 +/-1,032
  Russian: 10,648 +/-1,946
    Speak English "very well" 6,276 +/-1,440
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,372 +/-1,139
  Polish: 34,417 +/-4,397
    Speak English "very well" 22,128 +/-3,360
    Speak English less than "very well" 12,289 +/-1,811
  Serbo-Croatian: 4,661 +/-1,806
    Speak English "very well" 3,330 +/-1,425
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,331 +/-799
  Other Slavic languages: 4,799 +/-1,424
    Speak English "very well" 2,400 +/-732
    Speak English less than "very well" 2,399 +/-1,029
  Armenian: 728 +/-488
    Speak English "very well" 619 +/-470
    Speak English less than "very well" 109 +/-133
  Persian: 1,292 +/-1,024
    Speak English "very well" 811 +/-636
    Speak English less than "very well" 481 +/-437
  Gujarati: 6,285 +/-2,222
    Speak English "very well" 4,349 +/-1,736
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,936 +/-848
  Hindi: 11,109 +/-2,454
    Speak English "very well" 8,975 +/-2,082
    Speak English less than "very well" 2,134 +/-1,004
  Urdu: 6,182 +/-1,729
    Speak English "very well" 3,705 +/-1,125
    Speak English less than "very well" 2,477 +/-912
  Other Indic languages: 11,199 +/-2,814
    Speak English "very well" 6,848 +/-1,926
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,351 +/-1,309
  Other Indo-European languages: 14,662 +/-3,052
    Speak English "very well" 8,105 +/-1,649
    Speak English less than "very well" 6,557 +/-1,762
  Chinese: 28,106 +/-3,063
    Speak English "very well" 14,129 +/-1,963
    Speak English less than "very well" 13,977 +/-2,155
  Japanese: 2,516 +/-785
    Speak English "very well" 1,448 +/-550
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,068 +/-577
  Korean: 7,811 +/-2,423
    Speak English "very well" 3,264 +/-1,163
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,547 +/-1,638
  Mon-Khmer, Cambodian: 2,749 +/-1,856
    Speak English "very well" 1,183 +/-931
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,566 +/-1,253
  Hmong: 39 +/-63
    Speak English "very well" 39 +/-63
    Speak English less than "very well" 0 +/-201
  Thai: 602 +/-344
    Speak English "very well" 350 +/-267
    Speak English less than "very well" 252 +/-186
  Laotian: 2,664 +/-1,045
    Speak English "very well" 1,423 +/-850
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,241 +/-588
  Vietnamese: 5,577 +/-1,702
    Speak English "very well" 2,911 +/-1,094
    Speak English less than "very well" 2,666 +/-1,059
  Other Asian languages: 16,631 +/-2,761
    Speak English "very well" 11,642 +/-2,001
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,989 +/-1,648
  Tagalog: 12,126 +/-3,125
    Speak English "very well" 8,095 +/-2,618
    Speak English less than "very well" 4,031 +/-1,573
  Other Pacific Island languages: 689 +/-366
    Speak English "very well" 360 +/-208
    Speak English less than "very well" 329 +/-286
  Navajo: 0 +/-201
    Speak English "very well" 0 +/-201
    Speak English less than "very well" 0 +/-201
  Other Native North American languages: 358 +/-351
    Speak English "very well" 244 +/-227
    Speak English less than "very well" 114 +/-139
  Hungarian: 2,540 +/-1,018
    Speak English "very well" 1,863 +/-875
    Speak English less than "very well" 677 +/-313
  Arabic: 9,617 +/-3,018
    Speak English "very well" 6,364 +/-2,295
    Speak English less than "very well" 3,253 +/-1,639
  Hebrew: 3,234 +/-1,396
    Speak English "very well" 2,528 +/-1,250
    Speak English less than "very well" 706 +/-390
  African languages: 6,566 +/-2,462
    Speak English "very well" 4,850 +/-1,943
    Speak English less than "very well" 1,716 +/-936
  Other and unspecified languages: 744 +/-421
    Speak English "very well" 567 +/-352
    Speak English less than "very well" 177 +/-152

 

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Welcome is a discussion group for Connecticut library staff serving multilingual populations. The group is facilitated by Steve Cauffman and Maria Bernier from the Division of Library Development at the Connecticut State Library.

Quick fact: 22% of the people in Connecticut speak a language other than English at home.*

*Source: 2013 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates via American Fact Finder

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