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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 6,525 87.93% 7,556 91.33%
Spanish 23 0.31% 142 1.72%
Other Indo-European* 101 1.36% 53 0.64%
Asian Language** 0 0.00% 14 0.17%
Other 772 10.40% 508 6.14%
Total Population Age 5+ 7,421 100.00% 8,273 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 32 22.54%
Other Indo-European* 6 11.32%
Asian Language** 4 28.57%
Other Language 124 24.41%
Total 166 2.01%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 19 82.61%
Other Indo-European* 10 9.90%
Asian Language** 0 -
Other Language 112 14.51%
Total 141 1.90%

* "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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