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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 133,539 97.30% 131,010 96.97%
Spanish 1,408 1.03% 2,133 1.58%
Other Indo-European* 1,736 1.26% 1,350 1.00%
Asian Language** 410 0.30% 526 0.39%
Other 152 0.11% 90 0.07%
Total Population Age 5+ 137,245 100.00% 135,109 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 773 36.24%
Other Indo-European* 259 19.19%
Asian Language** 153 29.09%
Other Language 21 23.33%
Total 1,206 0.89%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 567 40.27%
Other Indo-European* 391 22.52%
Asian Language** 146 35.61%
Other Language 29 19.08%
Total 1,133 0.83%

* "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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