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LINGISOL
Linguistic isolation

Description

LINGISOL identifies "linguistically isolated households." These are households in which either no person age 14+ speaks only English at home, or no person age 14+ who speaks a language other than English at home speaks English "Very well" (see SPEAKENG). This definition was applied to both the U.S. and Puerto Rican censuses as well as the ACS and PRCS. All members of such a household are considered linguistically isolated, even though children under 14 who speak only English may live there.

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Comparability

This variable is fully comparable across years. Users can create a similar variable for earlier years, using the appropriate person-record language variables (LANGUAGE, MTONGUE, SPEAKENG).

Universe

  • 1990: Not group quarters, not vacant units; not available for Puerto Rico.
  • 2000: Not group quarters, not vacant units.
  • ACS, PRCS: Not group quarters, not vacant units.

Availability

United States
  • 2017: All samples
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: ACS; ACS 3yr; ACS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2004: All samples
  • 2003: All samples
  • 2002: All samples
  • 2001: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1960: --
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --
  • 1900: --
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
  • 2017: All samples
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: PRCS; PRCS 3yr; PRCS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

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