CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Though New Hampshire is not known for having a very large or diverse immigrant population, roughly 99,000 residents speak a language other than English at home, and nearly 30,000 say they don’t speak English very well. That could pose a challenge in educating and marketing the new health insurance markets required under the Obama administration’s health overhaul law.
Here are the most commonly spoken languages besides English for people over 5 in the state:
|Number of speakers||Spoke English less than ‘‘Very Well’’|
|N.H. Population Age 5 and Older||1,237,068||29,787|
Source: U.S. Census, 2007 estimates.
Here is an estimate of how many people in each New Hampshire county speak English less than ‘‘very well.’’
|County||Spoke English less than ‘‘ Very Well’’|
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2007-2011 American Community Survey