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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 92,590 94.38% 121,540 92.27%
Spanish 2,273 2.32% 5,467 4.15%
Other Indo-European* 2,037 2.08% 2,276 1.73%
Asian Language** 1,074 1.09% 2,229 1.69%
Other 126 0.13% 208 0.16%
Total Population Age 5+ 98,100 100.00% 131,720 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,399 25.59%
Other Indo-European* 502 22.06%
Asian Language** 776 34.81%
Other Language 57 27.40%
Total 2,734 2.08%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 746 32.82%
Other Indo-European* 481 23.61%
Asian Language** 277 25.79%
Other Language 55 43.65%
Total 1,559 1.59%

* "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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