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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 139,212 90.46% 151,064 89.87%
Spanish 4,572 2.97% 7,585 4.51%
Other Indo-European* 8,662 5.63% 7,814 4.65%
Asian Language** 905 0.59% 1,106 0.66%
Other 536 0.35% 524 0.31%
Total Population Age 5+ 153,887 100.00% 168,093 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2,540 33.49%
Other Indo-European* 2,068 26.47%
Asian Language** 490 44.30%
Other Language 136 25.95%
Total 5,234 3.11%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,589 34.76%
Other Indo-European* 2,288 26.41%
Asian Language** 420 46.41%
Other Language 199 37.13%
Total 4,496 2.92%

* "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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