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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 84,873 95.75% 96,112 92.95%
Spanish 2,292 2.59% 5,871 5.68%
Other Indo-European* 912 1.03% 882 0.85%
Asian Language** 462 0.52% 369 0.36%
Other 97 0.11% 171 0.17%
Total Population Age 5+ 88,636 100.00% 103,405 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2,975 50.67%
Other Indo-European* 197 22.34%
Asian Language** 81 21.95%
Other Language 41 23.98%
Total 3,294 3.19%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 848 37.00%
Other Indo-European* 220 24.12%
Asian Language** 193 41.77%
Other Language 55 56.70%
Total 1,316 1.48%

* "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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