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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 23,811 92.62% 39,862 91.37%
Spanish 556 2.16% 1,692 3.88%
Other Indo-European* 1,179 4.59% 1,783 4.09%
Asian Language** 81 0.32% 212 0.49%
Other 81 0.32% 79 0.18%
Total Population Age 5+ 25,708 100.00% 43,628 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 454 26.83%
Other Indo-European* 596 33.43%
Asian Language** 82 38.68%
Other Language 20 25.32%
Total 1,152 2.64%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 184 33.09%
Other Indo-European* 302 25.61%
Asian Language** 19 23.46%
Other Language 31 38.27%
Total 536 2.08%

* "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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