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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 579,017 93.55% 654,825 90.55%
Spanish 16,771 2.71% 29,719 4.11%
Other Indo-European* 12,505 2.02% 19,071 2.64%
Asian Language** 7,929 1.28% 14,937 2.07%
Other 2,711 0.44% 4,646 0.64%
Total Population Age 5+ 618,933 100.00% 723,198 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 9,516 32.02%
Other Indo-European* 6,789 35.60%
Asian Language** 6,394 42.81%
Other Language 1,413 30.41%
Total 24,112 3.33%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 4,814 28.70%
Other Indo-European* 3,753 30.01%
Asian Language** 3,043 38.38%
Other Language 857 31.61%
Total 12,467 2.01%

* "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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