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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 23,291 95.95% 30,528 93.93%
Spanish 490 2.02% 1,488 4.58%
Other Indo-European* 347 1.43% 378 1.16%
Asian Language** 91 0.37% 81 0.25%
Other 56 0.23% 26 0.08%
Total Population Age 5+ 24,275 100.00% 32,501 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 676 45.43%
Other Indo-European* 65 17.20%
Asian Language** 13 16.05%
Other Language 15 57.69%
Total 769 2.37%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 163 33.27%
Other Indo-European* 101 29.11%
Asian Language** 29 31.87%
Other Language 25 44.64%
Total 318 1.31%

* "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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