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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 36,915 97.86% 70,770 95.67%
Spanish 261 0.69% 1,777 2.40%
Other Indo-European* 388 1.03% 1,005 1.36%
Asian Language** 115 0.30% 214 0.29%
Other 45 0.12% 210 0.28%
Total Population Age 5+ 37,724 100.00% 73,976 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 615 34.61%
Other Indo-European* 347 34.53%
Asian Language** 46 21.50%
Other Language 43 20.48%
Total 1,051 1.42%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 84 32.18%
Other Indo-European* 116 29.90%
Asian Language** 57 49.57%
Other Language 0 -
Total 257 0.68%

* "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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