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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 37,192 97.23% 40,015 96.39%
Spanish 490 1.28% 727 1.75%
Other Indo-European* 385 1.01% 406 0.98%
Asian Language** 63 0.16% 126 0.30%
Other 122 0.32% 238 0.57%
Total Population Age 5+ 38,252 100.00% 41,512 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 286 39.34%
Other Indo-European* 52 12.81%
Asian Language** 48 38.10%
Other Language 32 13.45%
Total 418 1.01%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 217 44.29%
Other Indo-European* 73 18.96%
Asian Language** 16 25.40%
Other Language 40 32.79%
Total 346 0.90%

* "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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