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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 20,176 97.73% 20,740 96.94%
Spanish 234 1.13% 402 1.88%
Other Indo-European* 182 0.88% 195 0.91%
Asian Language** 52 0.25% 50 0.23%
Other 0 0.00% 7 0.03%
Total Population Age 5+ 20,644 100.00% 21,394 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 168 41.79%
Other Indo-European* 38 19.49%
Asian Language** 31 62.00%
Other Language 0 0.00%
Total 237 1.11%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 83 35.47%
Other Indo-European* 28 15.38%
Asian Language** 40 76.92%
Other Language 0 -
Total 151 0.73%

* "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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