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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 13,401 98.20% 15,132 97.79%
Spanish 108 0.79% 183 1.18%
Other Indo-European* 105 0.77% 133 0.86%
Asian Language** 20 0.15% 26 0.17%
Other 12 0.09% 0 0.00%
Total Population Age 5+ 13,646 100.00% 15,474 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 42 22.95%
Other Indo-European* 9 6.77%
Asian Language** 14 53.85%
Other Language 0 -
Total 65 0.42%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 24 22.22%
Other Indo-European* 63 60.00%
Asian Language** 12 60.00%
Other Language 6 50.00%
Total 105 0.77%

* "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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