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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 9,557 7.98% 14,046 8.13%
Spanish 109,578 91.51% 157,857 91.35%
Other Indo-European* 431 0.36% 451 0.26%
Asian Language** 153 0.13% 398 0.23%
Other 21 0.02% 56 0.03%
Total Population Age 5+ 119,740 100.00% 172,808 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 76,353 48.37%
Other Indo-European* 120 26.61%
Asian Language** 209 52.51%
Other Language 23 41.07%
Total 76,705 44.39%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 59,069 53.91%
Other Indo-European* 114 26.45%
Asian Language** 120 78.43%
Other Language 8 38.10%
Total 59,311 49.53%

* "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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