English-speaking abilities of the foreign-born population, age five years and over, of the United States: 2000
Area Foreign-born population five years and over Language spoken at home
Speak only English Speak language other than English
Total
Speak English very well
Speak English well
Speak English not well
Speak English not at all
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
United States 30,709,064 5,212,041 17.0 25,497,023 83.0 9,824,207 38.5 6,704,401 26.3 5,851,368 22.9 3,117,047 12.2
Northeast Region 7,155,397 1,668,420 23.3 5,486,977 76.7 2,324,556 42.4 1,517,954 27.7 1,169,918 21.3 474,549 8.6
Midwest Region 3,450,150 613,625 17.8 2,836,525 82.2 1,184,130 41.7 780,234 27.5 610,562 21.5 261,599 9.2
South Region 8,493,216 1,454,744 17.1 7,038,472 82.9 2,732,783 38.8 1,692,559 24.0 1,616,612 23.0 996,518 14.2
West Region 11,610,301 1,475,252 12.7 10,135,049 87.3 3,582,738 35.3 2,713,654 26.8 2,454,276 24.2 1,384,381 13.7
Alabama 85,973 21,541 25.1 64,432 74.9 28,513 44.3 15,649 24.3 13,416 20.8 6,854 10.6
Alaska 36,660 9,227 25.2 27,433 74.8 12,200 44.5 9,164 33.4 5,030 18.3 1,039 3.8
Arizona 643,640 97,335 15.1 546,305 84.9 184,433 33.8 129,529 23.7 133,191 24.4 99,152 18.1
Arkansas 72,196 13,478 18.7 58,718 81.3 19,407 33.1 14,797 25.2 15,021 25.6 9,493 16.2
California 8,762,060 958,357 10.9 7,803,703 89.1 2,727,631 35.0 2,095,194 26.8 1,900,366 24.4 1,080,512 13.8
Colorado 362,151 66,226 18.3 295,925 81.7 102,550 34.7 71,649 24.2 74,011 25.0 47,715 16.1
Delaware 44,191 11,605 26.3 32,586 73.7 16,116 49.5 7,554 23.2 5,808 17.8 3,108 9.5
District of Columbia 72,671 16,977 23.4 55,694 76.6 25,607 46.0 12,776 22.9 11,733 21.1 5,578 10.0
Florida 2,647,037 551,074 20.8 2,095,963 79.2 857,314 40.9 513,110 24.5 449,685 21.5 275,854 13.2
Georgia 567,081 105,200 18.6 461,881 81.4 170,649 36.9 106,080 23.0 118,790 25.7 66,362 14.4
Hawaii 210,423 31,389 14.9 179,034 85.1 71,829 40.1 60,983 34.1 40,576 22.7 5,646 3.2
Idaho 63,020 12,825 20.4 50,195 79.6 17,314 34.5 12,685 25.3 12,759 25.4 7,437 14.8
Illinois 1,509,261 173,175 11.5 1,336,086 88.5 509,870 38.2 369,270 27.6 313,894 23.5 143,052 10.7
Indiana 182,751 39,234 21.5 143,517 78.5 61,551 42.9 36,905 25.7 31,529 22.0 13,532 9.4
Iowa 88,849 17,354 19.5 71,495 80.5 27,743 38.8 19,445 27.2 17,045 23.8 7,262 10.2
Kansas 131,895 19,988 15.2 111,907 84.8 40,491 36.2 29,562 26.4 27,589 24.7 14,265 12.7
Kentucky 78,432 17,414 22.2 61,018 77.8 27,707 45.4 15,467 25.3 12,494 20.5 5,350 8.8
Louisiana 114,770 22,399 19.5 92,371 80.5 46,761 50.6 25,044 27.1 15,895 17.2 4,671 5.1
Maine 36,196 16,948 46.8 19,248 53.2 11,871 61.7 4,740 24.6 2,175 11.3 462 2.4
Maryland 511,881 115,376 22.5 396,505 77.5 204,016 51.5 103,863 26.2 66,506 16.8 22,120 5.6
Massachusetts 764,008 167,321 21.9 596,687 78.1 270,931 45.4 165,350 27.7 117,798 19.7 42,608 7.1
Michigan 514,695 127,987 24.9 386,708 75.1 187,799 48.6 107,510 27.8 66,639 17.2 24,760 6.4
Minnesota 254,250 55,892 22.0 198,358 78.0 82,798 41.7 56,081 28.3 43,276 21.8 16,203 8.2
Mississippi 39,269 10,658 27.1 28,611 72.9 12,883 45.0 6,783 23.7 5,598 19.6 3,347 11.7
Missouri 147,656 34,309 23.2 113,347 76.8 52,714 46.5 30,803 27.2 21,560 19.0 8,270 7.3
Montana 16,136 8,675 53.8 7,461 46.2 4,415 59.2 2,187 29.3 737 9.9 122 1.6
Nebraska 72,948 11,147 15.3 61,801 84.7 21,092 34.1 15,233 24.6 16,142 26.1 9,334 15.1
Nevada 312,796 46,682 14.9 266,114 85.1 97,954 36.8 74,819 28.1 63,264 23.8 30,077 11.3
New Hampshire 53,164 18,921 35.6 34,243 64.4 18,823 55.0 9,393 27.4 4,867 14.2 1,160 3.4
New Jersey 1,460,077 243,816 16.7 1,216,261 83.3 540,240 44.4 326,566 26.8 245,009 20.1 104,446 8.6
New Mexico 147,292 21,093 14.3 126,199 85.7 42,693 33.8 30,119 23.9 30,905 24.5 22,482 17.8
New York 3,834,479 961,572 25.1 2,872,907 74.9 1,132,244 39.4 801,358 27.9 658,818 22.9 280,487 9.8
North Carolina 420,957 74,702 17.7 346,255 82.3 123,714 35.7 76,048 22.0 91,972 26.6 54,521 15.7
North Dakota 11,919 5,245 44.0 6,674 56.0 3,766 56.4 1,824 27.3 860 12.9 224 3.4
Ohio 333,271 85,083 25.5 248,188 74.5 129,239 52.1 69,466 28.0 39,039 15.7 10,444 4.2
Oklahoma 129,664 22,425 17.3 107,239 82.7 42,022 39.2 28,883 26.9 24,834 23.2 11,500 10.7
Oregon 284,724 56,188 19.7 228,536 80.3 79,666 34.9 61,597 27.0 58,580 25.6 28,693 12.6
Pennsylvania 501,106 129,627 25.9 371,479 74.1 180,162 48.5 103,539 27.9 66,747 18.0 21,031 5.7
Rhode Island 118,104 18,515 15.7 99,589 84.3 40,363 40.5 27,587 27.7 22,283 22.4 9,356 9.4
South Carolina 113,829 28,740 25.2 85,089 74.8 36,458 42.8 19,421 22.8 18,847 22.1 10,363 12.2
South Dakota 13,065 3,799 29.1 9,266 70.9 4,044 43.6 2,701 29.1 2,139 23.1 382 4.1
Tennessee 155,547 31,305 20.1 124,242 79.9 52,949 42.6 29,196 23.5 27,941 22.5 14,156 11.4
Texas 2,858,396 303,267 10.6 2,555,129 89.4 837,752 32.8 594,787 23.3 652,366 25.5 470,224 18.4
Utah 155,012 28,013 18.1 126,999 81.9 48,341 38.1 33,862 26.7 29,998 23.6 14,798 11.7
Vermont 22,729 10,198 44.9 12,531 55.1 7,647 61.0 3,367 26.9 1,336 10.7 181 1.4
Virginia 562,217 102,043 18.2 460,174 81.8 222,945 48.4 119,923 26.1 84,503 18.4 32,803 7.1
Washington 605,340 135,384 22.4 469,956 77.6 190,459 40.5 129,848 27.6 103,453 22.0 46,196 9.8
West Virginia 19,105 6,540 34.2 12,565 65.8 7,970 63.4 3,178 25.3 1,203 9.6 214 1.7
Wisconsin 189,590 40,412 21.3 149,178 78.7 63,023 42.2 41,434 27.8 30,850 20.7 13,871 9.3
Wyoming 11,047 3,858 34.9 7,189 65.1 3,253 45.2 2,018 28.1 1,406 19.6 512 7.1
Source: Census 2000 Summary File 3