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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 127,333 97.54% 135,407 96.47%
Spanish 1,106 0.85% 2,048 1.46%
Other Indo-European* 1,710 1.31% 2,149 1.53%
Asian Language** 313 0.24% 576 0.41%
Other 89 0.07% 189 0.13%
Total Population Age 5+ 130,551 100.00% 140,369 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 758 37.01%
Other Indo-European* 629 29.27%
Asian Language** 171 29.69%
Other Language 22 11.64%
Total 1,580 1.13%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 396 35.80%
Other Indo-European* 400 23.39%
Asian Language** 187 59.74%
Other Language 13 14.61%
Total 996 0.76%

* "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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