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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 46,611 76.01% 70,395 76.85%
Spanish 13,625 22.22% 19,336 21.11%
Other Indo-European* 878 1.43% 1,250 1.36%
Asian Language** 148 0.24% 523 0.57%
Other 58 0.09% 92 0.10%
Total Population Age 5+ 61,320 100.00% 91,596 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 6,057 31.32%
Other Indo-European* 225 18.00%
Asian Language** 210 40.15%
Other Language 35 38.04%
Total 6,527 7.13%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 5,319 39.04%
Other Indo-European* 135 15.38%
Asian Language** 78 52.70%
Other Language 13 22.41%
Total 5,545 9.04%

* "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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