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Persons 5 Years of Age & Older
Orange County, 2000 Census

Language Spoken

Population Age 5 & Over

Age 5 to 17

Age 18 & Over

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

All Persons Age 5 & Older

2,632,408

100.00%

553,248

100.00%

2,079,160

100.00%

Speak only English

1,542,698

58.60%

296,954

53.67%

1,245,744

59.92%

Spanish or Spanish Creole

665,069

25.26%

184,722

33.39%

480,347

23.10%

French (including Patois or Cajun)

9,889

0.38%

1,106

0.20%

8,783

0.42%

French Creole

148

0.01%

48

0.01%

100

0.00%

Italian

5,563

0.21%

364

0.07%

5,199

0.25%

Portuguese or Portuguese Creole

2,684

0.10%

460

0.08%

2,224

0.11%

German

12,959

0.49%

1,066

0.19%

11,893

0.57%

Yiddish

891

0.03%

34

0.01%

857

0.04%

Other West Germanic languages

3,595

0.14%

202

0.04%

3,393

0.16%

Scandinavian languages

2,659

0.10%

412

0.07%

2,247

0.11%

Greek

2,617

0.10%

261

0.05%

2,356

0.11%

Russian

3,976

0.15%

670

0.12%

3,306

0.16%

Polish

2,973

0.11%

305

0.06%

2,668

0.13%

Serbo-Croatian

1,530

0.06%

197

0.04%

1,333

0.06%

Other Slavic languages

1,894

0.07%

251

0.05%

1,643

0.08%

Language Spoken

Population Age 5 & Over

Age 5 to 17

Age 18 & Over

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Armenian

3,502

0.13%

650

0.12%

2,852

0.14%

Persian

23,879

0.91%

3,777

0.68%

20,102

0.97%

Gujarathi

5,908

0.22%

1,038

0.19%

4,870

0.23%

Hindi

4,727

0.18%

550

0.10%

4,177

0.20%

Urdu

4,557

0.17%

984

0.18%

3,573

0.17%

Other Indic languages

7,456

0.28%

1,256

0.23%

6,200

0.30%

Other Indo-European languages

5,629

0.21%

1,142

0.21%

4,487

0.22%

Chinese

49,123

1.87%

7,832

1.42%

41,291

1.99%

Japanese

15,652

0.59%

1,997

0.36%

13,655

0.66%

Korean

50,366

1.91%

10,050

1.82%

40,316

1.94%

Mon-Khmer; Cambodian

4,197

0.16%

968

0.17%

3,229

0.16%

Miao; Hmong

993

0.04%

303

0.05%

690

0.03%

Thai

3,763

0.14%

583

0.11%

3,180

0.15%

Laotian

2,933

0.11%

614

0.11%

2,319

0.11%

Vietnamese

124,539

4.73%

25,255

4.56%

99,284

4.78%

Other Asian languages

4,478

0.17%

512

0.09%

3,966

0.19%

Language Spoken

Population Age 5 & Over

Age 5 to 17

Age 18 & Over

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Number

Percent

Tagalog

32,178

1.22%

3,451

0.62%

28,727

1.38%

Other Pacific Island languages

8,062

0.31%

1,423

0.26%

6,639

0.32%

Navajo

101

0.00%

8

0.00%

93

0.00%

Other Native North American languages

172

0.01%

0

0.00%

172

0.01%

Hungarian

1,846

0.07%

109

0.02%

1,737

0.08%

Arabic

13,800

0.52%

2,732

0.49%

11,068

0.53%

Hebrew

1,474

0.06%

212

0.04%

1,262

0.06%

African languages

2,211

0.08%

463

0.08%

1,748

0.08%

Other and unspecified languages

1,717

0.07%

287

0.05%

1,430

0.07%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

 

 

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