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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 63,739 96.87% 76,738 95.88%
Spanish 623 0.95% 1,406 1.76%
Other Indo-European* 1,256 1.91% 1,513 1.89%
Asian Language** 77 0.12% 311 0.39%
Other 101 0.15% 67 0.08%
Total Population Age 5+ 65,796 100.00% 80,035 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 493 35.06%
Other Indo-European* 284 18.77%
Asian Language** 74 23.79%
Other Language 11 16.42%
Total 862 1.08%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 194 31.14%
Other Indo-European* 376 29.94%
Asian Language** 46 59.74%
Other Language 36 35.64%
Total 652 0.99%

* "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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