California’s language diversity at a glance
The Associated Press
California faces cultural and linguistic challenges in trying to market the state’s new health insurance exchange to limited-English speakers and hard-to-reach populations. Many say they speak English less than very well.
Here are the most commonly spoken languages besides English for people older than age 5 in California:
|Population||Age 5 and older||Speak English less than “very well”|
|Total:||33.7 million||6.7 million|
|Spanish||9.5 million||4.6 million|
Source: U.S. Census, 2007