Immigrants born in Mexico, India, Laos, China and numerous other places across the globe now call Iowa home. The Languages Spoken data is not currently part of the portal, but the data is hosted by the Iowa Data Center.

The Tracking program wants to understand the mix of languages spoken in homes in a standard way over time to:

  • Improve the delivery of public health information to all Iowans
  • Better understand what cultural challenges may need to be addressed when communicating to Iowans

Measures of languages spoken in Iowa include: