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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 154,682 88.31% 167,385 84.42%
Spanish 16,480 9.41% 26,600 13.42%
Other Indo-European* 3,017 1.72% 2,654 1.34%
Asian Language** 823 0.47% 1,415 0.71%
Other 157 0.09% 220 0.11%
Total Population Age 5+ 175,159 100.00% 198,274 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 12,149 45.67%
Other Indo-European* 620 23.36%
Asian Language** 607 42.90%
Other Language 88 40.00%
Total 13,464 6.79%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 6,391 38.78%
Other Indo-European* 819 27.15%
Asian Language** 329 39.98%
Other Language 59 37.58%
Total 7,598 4.34%

* "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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