Community District Language Map

Community District Language Map

The language profiles map, created by the Civic Engagement Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics, shows the languages other than English that are spoken by over 1.7 million residents in each of NYC's 59 community districts. The data behind this map comes from the US Census’ American Community Survey, an annual survey that includes questions about what languages people speak at home and how well they rate themselves at speaking English. For each member of the household, the survey asks “How well does this person speak English”, and people who answer anything other than “Very Well” are described as limited-English proficient (LEP). 

The map also contains information about LEP speakers that are US citizens and of voting age (CVALEP). Community boards and nonprofit groups can use this map in their programming and planning efforts for outreach and engagement to the underserved yet diverse communities of New York City. To learn more about how to navigate and use this map.

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