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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 79,474 97.01% 119,438 91.95%
Spanish 1,310 1.60% 6,737 5.19%
Other Indo-European* 850 1.04% 2,367 1.82%
Asian Language** 194 0.24% 922 0.71%
Other 96 0.12% 424 0.33%
Total Population Age 5+ 81,924 100.00% 129,888 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 3,897 57.84%
Other Indo-European* 526 22.22%
Asian Language** 430 46.64%
Other Language 122 28.77%
Total 4,975 3.83%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 290 22.14%
Other Indo-European* 218 25.65%
Asian Language** 68 35.05%
Other Language 36 37.50%
Total 612 0.75%

* "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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