According to the 2010 to 2014 American Community Survey, approximately 13,800 Thurston County households (13.6%) speak a language other than English at home.
In 2,100 of Thurston County’s households (2.1%), no one age 14 or older speaks only English or speaks English “very well.” The U.S. Census Bureau considers these households to be “linguistically isolated.”
The Census Bureau defines a “linguistically isolated” household one in which no member 14 years old or older:
speaks only English, or
speaks English “very well.”
When these conditions are met, all members of the household are tabulated as linguistically isolated, including those individuals that are under 14 years old who speak only English.