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2.1
Red > 2.1
Green <= 0.8
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Unit: percent
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Linguistic Isolation

Value: 4.7 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Marin
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Comparison: U.S. Counties
Categories: Social Environment / Neighborhood/Community Attachment
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Government & Politics / Social Services
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of households in which every member aged 14 years or older has some difficulty speaking English.
Why this is 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.
Technical Note:  The distribution is based on data from 3,143 U.S. counties and county equivalents.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

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

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Stayed the same
Unit: percent
View the Legend

Linguistic Isolation

Value: 4.7 percent
Measurement
Period:
2008-2012
Location: County : Marin
[ View All Location Types ]
Comparison: Prior Value
Categories: Social Environment / Neighborhood/Community Attachment
Social Environment / Social & Civic Involvement
Government & Politics / Social Services
What is this Indicator?
This indicator shows the percentage of households in which every member aged 14 years or older has some difficulty speaking English.
Why this is 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.
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.
Source: American Community Survey
URL of Source:   http://www.census.gov/acs/www/
URL of Data:   http://factfinder2.census.gov/
Maintained By: Healthy Communities Institute
Last Updated: January 2014

Time Series Data

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

percent

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How are these indicators calculated? Return to Community Dashboard Home