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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 20,908 96.23% 21,929 95.35%
Spanish 113 0.52% 543 2.36%
Other Indo-European* 647 2.98% 466 2.03%
Asian Language** 22 0.10% 52 0.23%
Other 37 0.17% 9 0.04%
Total Population Age 5+ 21,727 100.00% 22,999 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 308 56.72%
Other Indo-European* 128 27.47%
Asian Language** 21 40.38%
Other Language 4 44.44%
Total 461 2.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 40 35.40%
Other Indo-European* 163 25.19%
Asian Language** 6 27.27%
Other Language 0 -
Total 209 0.96%

* "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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