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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 33,650 98.00% 34,849 96.62%
Spanish 209 0.61% 580 1.61%
Other Indo-European* 357 1.04% 418 1.16%
Asian Language** 85 0.25% 179 0.50%
Other 37 0.11% 43 0.12%
Total Population Age 5+ 34,338 100.00% 36,069 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 270 46.55%
Other Indo-European* 117 27.99%
Asian Language** 127 70.95%
Other Language 28 65.12%
Total 542 1.50%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 89 42.58%
Other Indo-European* 132 36.97%
Asian Language** 31 36.47%
Other Language 28 75.68%
Total 280 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).

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