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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 9,011 91.88% 9,113 93.33%
Spanish 35 0.36% 62 0.63%
Other Indo-European* 251 2.56% 144 1.47%
Asian Language** 10 0.10% 23 0.24%
Other 500 5.10% 422 4.32%
Total Population Age 5+ 9,807 100.00% 9,764 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 21 33.87%
Other Indo-European* 38 26.39%
Asian Language** 9 39.13%
Other Language 65 15.40%
Total 133 1.36%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 17 48.57%
Other Indo-European* 41 16.33%
Asian Language** 0 -
Other Language 109 21.80%
Total 167 1.70%

* "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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