9 California Cities That Need Interpreter Services (Part 2)

As the most populous state in the U.S., California is one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the world. 16 languages other than English are spoken as primary languages at home by more than 100,000 persons (more than any other state in the nation). With the diversity of languages spoken, California has a growing need for language interpretation services. According to research from Migration Policy Institute, as of 2013, California had the highest percentage of LEP individuals at 19% of the state population (6.8 million individuals), and the United States Census Bureau estimated 43.9% to speak a language other than English at home (2011-2015).

In our previous edition, 9 California Cities That Need Interpreter Services (Part 1), we looked at 9 top cities in California with language access needs – across all industries.  Here are 9 more California cities in need of language services with key statistics.

Spotlight on 9 California Cities (Part 2)


Riverside

Located in the Inland Empire, and part of the Greater Los Angeles area, Riverside is the 12th most populous city in California and the 59th most populous city in the United States. According to a 2009 Census, the city of Riverside ranks 29th in the United States for foreign-born populations.

Key Stats:

  • Percentage of Foreign-born Persons: 23.4%
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese

Learn more about Riverside Language Access Needs

Source: Riverside

 

San Bernardino

Located in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino is home to numerous diplomatic missions for the Inland Empire. One of four cities in California with numerous consulates, the governments of Guatemala and Mexico have established their consulates in the downtown area of the city.

Key Stats:

  • Racial Makeup: Hispanic or Latino 60.0%
  • 84.9% of the population of San Bernardino, CA are US citizens. (National average: 93%)
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Learn more about San Bernardino Language Access Needs

Source: San Bernardino

 

Ontario

Located in southwestern San Bernardino County, the city is home to the Ontario International Airport, which is the 15th busiest airport in the United States by cargo carried.

Key Stats:

  • Racial makeup of Santa Ana (2010 United States Census): 69% Hispanic or Latino; 5.2% Asian.
  • 81.9% of the population of Ontario, CA are US citizens. (National average: 93%)
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Learn more about Ontario Language Access Needs

Source: Ontario

 

Sacramento

California’s capital city, Sacramento is the sixth-largest city in California and the 35th largest city in the United States.

In 2002, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University conducted for TIME magazine named Sacramento “America’s Most Diverse City”.

Key Stats:

  • Foreign-born Population: 102,076
  • Percent of Population: 21.9%
  • 89.9% of the population of Sacramento, CA are US citizens. (National average: 93%)
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Chinese, Hmong

Learn More about Sacramento Language Access Needs

Source: Sacramento

 

Arden-Arcade

Arden-Arcade is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sacramento County, California.

Key Stats:

  • 91.7% of the population of Arden-Arcade, CA are US citizens. (National average: 93%)
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Russian, Tagalog

Learn More about Arden-Arcade Language Access Needs

Source: Arden-Arcade

 

Roseville

Roseville is the largest city in Placer County, California (Sacramento metropolitan area). The 2010 United States Census reported that Roseville had a population of 118,788.

Key Stats:

  • 17.6% of Roseville citizens are speakers of a non-English language.
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Learn More about Roseville Language Access Needs

Source: Roseville

 

San Diego

Immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico, San Diego has an estimated population of 1,394,928 (2015) making it the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California.

According to a 2009 Census, the percentage of foreign-born persons in San Diego was 24.9% ranking it 25th in the United States for foreign-born populations.

Key Stats:

  • 87.1% of the population of San Diego, CA are US citizens. (National average: 93%)
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese

Learn more about San Diego Language Access Needs

Source: San Diego

 

Carlsbad

Carlsbad is an affluent seaside resort city in northern San Diego County, California. A tourist destination, the locals call the city of Carlsbad the “The Village by the Sea”. As of 2010, the population was over 105,000.

Key Stats:

  • 17.7% of Carlsbad citizens are speakers of a non-English language.
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese

Learn More about Carlsbad Language Access Needs

Source: Carlsbad

 

San Marcos

Located in San Diego County, the city of San Marcos is bordered by Escondido to the east, Encinitas to the southwest, Carlsbad to the west, and Vista to the northwest.

Key Stats:

  • 36.7% of San Marcos citizens are speakers of a non-English language.
  • 85.9% of the population of San Marcos, CA are US citizens. (National average: 93%)
  • Most common non-English languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog

Learn More about San Marcos Language Access Needs

Source: San Marcos

 

*Additional Sources: The Daily Beast, Data USA

 

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