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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 6,108 97.82% 6,181 97.99%
Spanish 60 0.96% 69 1.09%
Other Indo-European* 69 1.11% 38 0.60%
Asian Language** 1 0.02% 12 0.19%
Other 6 0.10% 8 0.13%
Total Population Age 5+ 6,244 100.00% 6,308 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 10 14.49%
Other Indo-European* 3 7.89%
Asian Language** 4 33.33%
Other Language 0 0.00%
Total 17 0.27%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 23 38.33%
Other Indo-European* 6 8.70%
Asian Language** 1 100.00%
Other Language 0 -
Total 30 0.48%

* "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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