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Linguistic Isolation

This indicator shows the percentage of households in which every member aged 14 years or older has some difficulty speaking English.

Linguistic Isolation

0.8
2.1
Comparison: U.S. Counties 

4.7

percent
Measurement Period: 2008-2012

County: Marin

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Categories: Social Environment / Neighborhood/Community Attachment, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement, Government & Politics / Social Services
Technical Note: The distribution is based on data from 3,143 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Why is this important?

Households that are linguistically isolated may have difficulty accessing services that are available to fluent English speakers. The language barrier may prevent such households from receiving transportation, medical, and social services, as well as limit employment and schooling opportunities. In cases of national or local emergency, linguistically isolated households may not receive important notifications.

Linguistic Isolation : Time Series

2005-2009: 4.8 2006-2010: 4.9 2007-2011: 4.8 2008-2012: 4.7

percent

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Linguistic Isolation

Comparison: Prior Value 

4.7

percent
Measurement Period: 2008-2012

County: Marin

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Categories: Social Environment / Neighborhood/Community Attachment, Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement, Government & Politics / Social Services
Technical Note: The trend is a comparison between the most recent and previous measurement periods. Confidence intervals were taken into account in determining the direction of the trend.
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Why is this important?

Households that are linguistically isolated may have difficulty accessing services that are available to fluent English speakers. The language barrier may prevent such households from receiving transportation, medical, and social services, as well as limit employment and schooling opportunities. In cases of national or local emergency, linguistically isolated households may not receive important notifications.

Linguistic Isolation : Time Series

2005-2009: 4.8 2006-2010: 4.9 2007-2011: 4.8 2008-2012: 4.7

percent

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