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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 14,820 98.37% 18,312 97.68%
Spanish 148 0.98% 226 1.21%
Other Indo-European* 76 0.50% 147 0.78%
Asian Language** 8 0.05% 47 0.25%
Other 13 0.09% 14 0.07%
Total Population Age 5+ 15,065 100.00% 18,746 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 106 46.90%
Other Indo-European* 61 41.50%
Asian Language** 31 65.96%
Other Language 7 50.00%
Total 205 1.09%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 29 19.59%
Other Indo-European* 19 25.00%
Asian Language** 0 -
Other Language 2 15.38%
Total 50 0.33%

* "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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