May 12, 2015

English Proficiency Among Hispanics

Year U.S. born Foreign born All Hispanics
1980 71.9% 30.7% 59.0%
1990 78.2% 33.5% 60.7%
2000 81.1% 31.8% 59.3%
2010 87.9% 31.5% 64.8%
2013 89.1% 34.2% 67.8%
2014 89.4% 34.4% 68.4%

Note: Respondents are asked if they speak a language besides English at home. If they answer yes, they are asked how well they speak English.

Source: Pew Research Center tabulations of 1980, 1990 and 2000 censuses (5% IPUMS) and 2010, 2013 and 2014 American Community Surveys (1% IPUMS).

Pew Research Center