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The Census asks questions about language use at home to locate groups of people who speak a language other than English. Their isolation or integration into a primarily English speaking community can be determined by their ability to speak English proficiently.

Language Spoken at Home, 1990-2000
1990 2000
Number Percent Number Percent
Only English 14,635 97.93% 13,460 97.93%
Spanish 120 0.80% 209 1.52%
Other Indo-European* 170 1.14% 64 0.47%
Asian Language** 19 0.13% 11 0.08%
Other 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Total Population Age 5+ 14,944 100.00% 13,744 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 85 40.67%
Other Indo-European* 34 53.13%
Asian Language** 9 81.82%
Other Language 0 -
Total 128 0.93%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 69 57.50%
Other Indo-European* 48 28.24%
Asian Language** 9 47.37%
Other Language 0 -
Total 126 0.84%

* "Other Indo-European" excludes English and Spanish. "Indo-European" is not synonymous with "European." French, German, Hindi, and Persian are all classified as Indo-European. Hungarian, on the other hand, is lumped into "Other Language."

** "Asian Language" includes languages indigenous to Asia and Pacific islands areas that are not also Indo-European languages. Chinese, Japanese, Telugu, and Hawaiian are all classified here.

Also note that ability to speak English "very well" is based on the self-assessment of those responding to Census questions, not on a test of language ability.

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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