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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 1,479 91.47% 2,098 95.58%
Spanish 0 0.00% 28 1.28%
Other Indo-European* 30 1.86% 28 1.28%
Asian Language** 2 0.12% 0 0.00%
Other 106 6.56% 41 1.87%
Total Population Age 5+ 1,617 100.00% 2,195 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 9 32.14%
Other Indo-European* 7 25.00%
Asian Language** 0 -
Other Language 9 21.95%
Total 25 1.14%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 0 -
Other Indo-European* 0 -
Asian Language** 2 100.00%
Other Language 17 16.04%
Total 19 1.18%

* "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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