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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 8,768 97.14% 13,037 95.75%
Spanish 135 1.50% 325 2.39%
Other Indo-European* 96 1.06% 249 1.83%
Asian Language** 18 0.20% 2 0.01%
Other 9 0.10% 2 0.01%
Total Population Age 5+ 9,026 100.00% 13,615 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 85 26.15%
Other Indo-European* 68 27.31%
Asian Language** 0 0.00%
Other Language 0 0.00%
Total 153 1.12%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 49 36.30%
Other Indo-European* 13 13.54%
Asian Language** 11 61.11%
Other Language 0 -
Total 73 0.81%

* "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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