The U.S. Bureau of the Census estimates that 4.1% of the population of Kansas is foreign-born (1997 statistics).
2000 Census Information
The Modern Language Association offers an excellent form to help you look up language info from the 2000 Census. To get started, type your 5-digit zip code in the box below:
1990 Census data by zip code is no longer available.
School District Information
The Kansas State Department of Education has published a table tabulating the languages spoken in Kansas public schools.
They report over 13,000 limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled in Kansas public schools, grades K-12, in the 1997-1998 school year. This number has doubled since the 1992-1993 school year.
Most common languages include: 10,145 Spanish, 1,052 Vietnamese, 442 Lao, 261 Hmong, 210 German, 136 Cambodian, 103 Korean, 101 Cantonese, and 101 Russian.
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