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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 467,497 93.26% 510,814 91.33%
Spanish 8,145 1.62% 12,857 2.30%
Other Indo-European* 20,569 4.10% 26,751 4.78%
Asian Language** 3,783 0.75% 7,153 1.28%
Other 1,294 0.26% 1,733 0.31%
Total Population Age 5+ 501,288 100.00% 559,308 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 4,706 36.60%
Other Indo-European* 8,814 32.95%
Asian Language** 3,103 43.38%
Other Language 503 29.02%
Total 17,126 3.06%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2,776 34.08%
Other Indo-European* 6,095 29.63%
Asian Language** 1,829 48.35%
Other Language 316 24.42%
Total 11,016 2.20%

* "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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