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The English Proficiency datasets are reported once per year by the United States Census. The data reflect persons' abilities to speak English. The dataset is available to download through the Urban SDK Data Hub for the years 2015 - 2020. The data has been aggregated to the census tract.
Census English Proficiency Definition
Data reported by the US census, the measures for English speaking ability are in reference to the diversity of languages spoken within the United States. This data counts the population of English speaking sorted out by ability.
English Proficiency Categories
Across the United States, persons may speak many more languages outside of English. Collecting data on the ability level of speakers of English provides insights into the diversity of the United States.
Metrics used to report on English language speaking abilities:
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Census English Proficiency Parameters: Census.gov
Census English Proficiency Schema
The dataset is available in JSON, Shapefile, GEOJSON, and CSV file types.
14-digit code relating the data to the correct geolocation
The unique identifier provided by the US Census for each census tract
Level of English speaking
Total count of persons
Number of persons fitting within survey criteria
Year data was collected
Name of the county that the census tract resides in
Name of the state that the census tract resides in
The GIS information required for the computer to read the mapping file
MULTILINESTRING ((-81.59791 30.24124, -81.59801 30.24135))
The “GEO.ID” field contains 14-digit codes that identify the summary level of data, the geographic component of the data, and FIPS codes that uniquely identify the data. For example, the 14-digit “GEO.ID” for Harris County, TX is “0500000US48201” where “050” represents the summary level of the data, “0000” represents the 2-digit geographic variant, and the 2-digit geographic component, “US” represents the United States, “48” represents the state of Texas and “201” represents Harris County.