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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 9,621 97.23% 12,502 95.58%
Spanish 152 1.54% 282 2.16%
Other Indo-European* 96 0.97% 234 1.79%
Asian Language** 21 0.21% 32 0.24%
Other 5 0.05% 30 0.23%
Total Population Age 5+ 9,895 100.00% 13,080 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 93 32.98%
Other Indo-European* 85 36.32%
Asian Language** 5 15.63%
Other Language 21 70.00%
Total 204 1.56%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 41 26.97%
Other Indo-European* 16 16.67%
Asian Language** 2 9.52%
Other Language 0 -
Total 59 0.60%

* "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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