Census Trend Charts Demographic Maps Rankings & Comparisons Segregation Data  

Zoom in and out of geography at levels: US, States or Metro Areas, and Counties within States.

You can zoom out to Michigan

Visit the SSDAN Web Site
CensusScope is a product of the Social Science Data Analysis Network.

Menominee County

Print-Friendly Version


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 22,443 96.15% 22,940 96.34%
Spanish 196 0.84% 253 1.06%
Other Indo-European* 574 2.46% 501 2.10%
Asian Language** 69 0.30% 16 0.07%
Other 59 0.25% 101 0.42%
Total Population Age 5+ 23,341 100.00% 23,811 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 116 45.85%
Other Indo-European* 100 19.96%
Asian Language** 8 50.00%
Other Language 16 15.84%
Total 240 1.01%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 27 13.78%
Other Indo-European* 134 23.34%
Asian Language** 26 37.68%
Other Language 4 6.78%
Total 191 0.82%

* "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).

Home | About | Help | Contact | Use Policy