DBEDT RELEASES REPORT ON DETAILED LANGUAGES SPOKEN AT HOME IN THE STATE OF HAWAIIPosted on May 5, 2016 in OLA Posts
HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today that examines the non-English speaking population in Hawaii based on data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2014. The department’s Research and Economic Analysis Division created the report.
The “Non-English Speaking Population in Hawaii” report looks at residents aged 5 and older, who can speak a language other than English. The report shows 17.9 percent of the population are foreign born, and speak more than 130 languages. About one in four Hawaii residents speak a language other than English at home, which is higher than the U.S. average of 21 percent. The data shows 12.4 percent of the state’s population speak English less than “very well,” which is much higher than the U.S. average of 8.6 percent.
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