Census Trend Charts Demographic Maps Rankings & Comparisons Segregation Data  

Zoom in and out of geography at levels: US, States or Metro Areas, and Counties within States.

You can zoom out to Utah

Visit the SSDAN Web Site
CensusScope is a product of the Social Science Data Analysis Network.

Davis County

Print-Friendly Version


The Census asks questions about language use at home to locate groups of people who speak a language other than English. Their isolation or integration into a primarily English speaking community can be determined by their ability to speak English proficiently.

Language Spoken at Home, 1990-2000
1990 2000
Number Percent Number Percent
Only English 158,130 94.09% 199,147 92.42%
Spanish 4,560 2.71% 8,685 4.03%
Other Indo-European* 2,748 1.64% 4,169 1.93%
Asian Language** 2,219 1.32% 2,969 1.38%
Other 402 0.24% 510 0.24%
Total Population Age 5+ 168,059 100.00% 215,480 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2,923 33.66%
Other Indo-European* 943 22.62%
Asian Language** 993 33.45%
Other Language 158 30.98%
Total 5,017 2.33%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,229 26.95%
Other Indo-European* 670 24.38%
Asian Language** 901 40.60%
Other Language 86 21.39%
Total 2,886 1.72%

* "Other Indo-European" excludes English and Spanish. "Indo-European" is not synonymous with "European." French, German, Hindi, and Persian are all classified as Indo-European. Hungarian, on the other hand, is lumped into "Other Language."

** "Asian Language" includes languages indigenous to Asia and Pacific islands areas that are not also Indo-European languages. Chinese, Japanese, Telugu, and Hawaiian are all classified here.

Also note that ability to speak English "very well" is based on the self-assessment of those responding to Census questions, not on a test of language ability.

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

Home | About | Help | Contact | Use Policy