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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 13,968 96.60% 15,355 95.02%
Spanish 54 0.37% 147 0.91%
Other Indo-European* 416 2.88% 559 3.46%
Asian Language** 22 0.15% 23 0.14%
Other 0 0.00% 75 0.46%
Total Population Age 5+ 14,460 100.00% 16,159 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 55 37.41%
Other Indo-European* 169 30.23%
Asian Language** 23 100.00%
Other Language 50 66.67%
Total 297 1.84%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 16 29.63%
Other Indo-European* 257 61.78%
Asian Language** 10 45.45%
Other Language 0 -
Total 283 1.96%

* "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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