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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 134,363 97.38% 159,274 96.89%
Spanish 1,320 0.96% 1,915 1.16%
Other Indo-European* 1,866 1.35% 2,398 1.46%
Asian Language** 241 0.17% 586 0.36%
Other 184 0.13% 213 0.13%
Total Population Age 5+ 137,974 100.00% 164,386 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 519 27.10%
Other Indo-European* 558 23.27%
Asian Language** 256 43.69%
Other Language 74 34.74%
Total 1,407 0.86%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 414 31.36%
Other Indo-European* 548 29.37%
Asian Language** 104 43.15%
Other Language 65 35.33%
Total 1,131 0.82%

* "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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