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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 262,139 97.07% 294,367 94.99%
Spanish 2,405 0.89% 6,136 1.98%
Other Indo-European* 4,110 1.52% 5,716 1.84%
Asian Language** 1,153 0.43% 2,934 0.95%
Other 254 0.09% 739 0.24%
Total Population Age 5+ 270,061 100.00% 309,892 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2,400 39.11%
Other Indo-European* 1,333 23.32%
Asian Language** 1,353 46.11%
Other Language 179 24.22%
Total 5,265 1.70%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 883 36.72%
Other Indo-European* 933 22.70%
Asian Language** 530 45.97%
Other Language 108 42.52%
Total 2,454 0.91%

* "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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