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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 27,849 96.55% 28,321 96.03%
Spanish 503 1.74% 576 1.95%
Other Indo-European* 382 1.32% 457 1.55%
Asian Language** 44 0.15% 107 0.36%
Other 65 0.23% 32 0.11%
Total Population Age 5+ 28,843 100.00% 29,493 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 134 23.26%
Other Indo-European* 105 22.98%
Asian Language** 55 51.40%
Other Language 31 96.88%
Total 325 1.10%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 231 45.92%
Other Indo-European* 76 19.90%
Asian Language** 15 34.09%
Other Language 14 21.54%
Total 336 1.16%

* "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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