This report examines the non-English speaking population, people aged 5 and older who speak a language other than English at home, in Hawaii based on the language use data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. The report looks at the historical trends and status of language use at home in Hawaii, and explores demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of the non-English speakers. It also identifies characteristics that were commonly associated with non-English speaking at home, and assesses the impacts of English proficiency on individuals’ economic activities and earnings. Most statistics included in this report were based on the American Community Survey data collected for five years from 2010 to 2014.
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