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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 14,585 95.45% 18,932 94.45%
Spanish 224 1.47% 589 2.94%
Other Indo-European* 380 2.49% 368 1.84%
Asian Language** 28 0.18% 42 0.21%
Other 63 0.41% 113 0.56%
Total Population Age 5+ 15,280 100.00% 20,044 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 216 36.67%
Other Indo-European* 61 16.58%
Asian Language** 11 26.19%
Other Language 17 15.04%
Total 305 1.52%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 93 41.52%
Other Indo-European* 53 13.95%
Asian Language** 10 35.71%
Other Language 0 -
Total 156 1.02%

* "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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