Census Trend Charts Demographic Maps Rankings & Comparisons Segregation Data  

Zoom in and out of geography at levels: US, States or Metro Areas, and Counties within States.

You can zoom out to Ohio

Visit the SSDAN Web Site
CensusScope is a product of the Social Science Data Analysis Network.

Darke County

Print-Friendly Version


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 48,547 97.59% 48,820 98.14%
Spanish 486 0.98% 567 1.14%
Other Indo-European* 554 1.11% 239 0.48%
Asian Language** 131 0.26% 88 0.18%
Other 29 0.06% 33 0.07%
Total Population Age 5+ 49,747 100.00% 49,747 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 184 32.45%
Other Indo-European* 52 21.76%
Asian Language** 28 31.82%
Other Language 20 60.61%
Total 284 0.57%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 187 38.48%
Other Indo-European* 102 18.41%
Asian Language** 43 32.82%
Other Language 19 65.52%
Total 351 0.71%

* "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).

Home | About | Help | Contact | Use Policy