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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

Several households are incorrectly designated as ‘linguistically isolated’ or ‘not linguistically isolated’ in the following samples: all 2000 U.S. samples, the 2000 5% Puerto Rican sample, and the 2000 through 2004 ACS samples. This error occurred due to the exclusion of several 14-year-olds in the process of defining linguistically isolated households in the original Census Bureau data. Users who utilize LINGISOL for these samples should note this discrepancy.

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

Universe

  • 1990-2000: Not group quarters, not vacant units.
  • ACS, PRCS: Not group quarters, not vacant units.

Availability

United States
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  • 2010: ACS; ACS 3yr; ACS 5yr
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Puerto Rico
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  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: PRCS; PRCS 3yr; PRCS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
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  • 2000: All samples
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