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Language Map App

The Civil Rights Division’s Language Map App is an interactive mapping tool that helps users find out the concentration of and languages spoken by LEP individuals in a community.  Click on your state or county to identify the number or percentage of LEP persons, download language data, or visually display LEP maps for presentations.  We encourage users to test the features of the Language Map App and provide feedback to help us improve functionality.

Additional LEP Maps for 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012

Commonly Asked Questions Regarding LEP Data and Mapping Tool

Demographic Data

U.S. Census Bureau

2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-Year estimates, including language data, American Factfinder - December 6, 2018

Reports at Least 350 Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes [Detailed Tables] - November 3, 2015

How Well Do You Speak English? Assessing the Validity of the American Community Survey English-Ability Question [Working Paper] - October 7, 2015

American Community Survey (ACS), Language Use Data

Language Map based on 2007-2011, Language Data

Accessing and Using Language Data from the Census Bureau - September 3, 2008

Accessing and Using Language Data from the Census Bureau - March 15, 2007

U.S. Department of Education

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)English Language Learners (ELL), ELL Fast Facts

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Frequently Asked Questions on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA): Applying the Tagline Requirement to Covered Entities that Operate Health Programs or Activities in More than One State

Resource for Entities Covered by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act Estimates of at Least the Top 15 Languages Spoken by Individuals with Limited English Proficiency for the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Territories

Non-Governmental Demographic Data

Migration Policy Institute

States with the Fastest-Growing Foreign-Born Populations, English Proficiency and Languages Spoken at Home - July 10, 2018

Language Diversity and English Proficiency in the United States - November 11, 2016

The Limited English Proficient Population in the United States - July 8, 2015

ELL Information Center

Modern Language Association, Language Map

Description

Additional LEP Maps

Note: These maps are for informational purposes only. Although demographic language data may be useful in considering how language assistance is provided in a particular contact or setting, federal and recipient agencies are required to provide meaningful access to all LEP individuals in delivering services. Federal agencies are required to comply with Executive Order 13166. Recipients of federal financial assistance must comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations and should consult the guidance issued by their funding agencies. For further information, please see LEP.gov or contact LEP@usdoj.gov.

Map Source and Methodology

2015 - Additional LEP Maps

2015 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by County
2015 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by County
2015 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by State
2015 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by State
2015 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Number by State
2015 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Percentage by State

2014 - Additional LEP Maps

2014 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by County
2014 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by County
2014 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by State
2014 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by State
2014 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Number by State
2014 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Percentage by State

2013 - Additional LEP Maps

2013 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by County
2013 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by County
2013 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by State
2013 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by State
2013 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Number by State
2013 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Percentage by State

2012 - Additional LEP Maps

2012 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by County
2012 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by County
2012 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Number by State
2012 U.S. National Limited English Proficient (LEP) Population Maps - Percentage by State
2012 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Number by State
2012 U.S. National Spanish Language Maps/Mapas Nacionales del idioma Español - Percentage by State