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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 61,900 94.01% 58,686 95.57%
Spanish 559 0.85% 640 1.04%
Other Indo-European* 1,402 2.13% 925 1.51%
Asian Language** 314 0.48% 155 0.25%
Other 1,671 2.54% 1,003 1.63%
Total Population Age 5+ 65,846 100.00% 61,409 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 168 26.25%
Other Indo-European* 168 18.16%
Asian Language** 93 60.00%
Other Language 212 21.14%
Total 641 1.04%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 116 20.75%
Other Indo-European* 317 22.61%
Asian Language** 119 37.90%
Other Language 388 23.22%
Total 940 1.43%

* "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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