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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 74,095 94.36% 108,870 93.28%
Spanish 1,665 2.12% 3,572 3.06%
Other Indo-European* 2,193 2.79% 3,275 2.81%
Asian Language** 261 0.33% 696 0.60%
Other 312 0.40% 296 0.25%
Total Population Age 5+ 78,526 100.00% 116,709 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 945 26.46%
Other Indo-European* 708 21.62%
Asian Language** 262 37.64%
Other Language 58 19.59%
Total 1,973 1.69%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 569 34.17%
Other Indo-European* 597 27.22%
Asian Language** 86 32.95%
Other Language 82 26.28%
Total 1,334 1.70%

* "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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