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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 37,378 94.56% 39,785 96.70%
Spanish 1,053 2.66% 745 1.81%
Other Indo-European* 930 2.35% 516 1.25%
Asian Language** 110 0.28% 80 0.19%
Other 59 0.15% 16 0.04%
Total Population Age 5+ 39,530 100.00% 41,142 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 291 39.06%
Other Indo-European* 98 18.99%
Asian Language** 32 40.00%
Other Language 7 43.75%
Total 428 1.04%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 355 33.71%
Other Indo-European* 225 24.19%
Asian Language** 53 48.18%
Other Language 18 30.51%
Total 651 1.65%

* "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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