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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 109,328 85.79% 189,447 82.78%
Spanish 13,474 10.57% 29,188 12.75%
Other Indo-European* 3,543 2.78% 5,352 2.34%
Asian Language** 972 0.76% 3,881 1.70%
Other 122 0.10% 983 0.43%
Total Population Age 5+ 127,439 100.00% 228,851 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 10,362 35.50%
Other Indo-European* 1,010 18.87%
Asian Language** 1,784 45.97%
Other Language 156 15.87%
Total 13,312 5.82%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 4,897 36.34%
Other Indo-European* 1,022 28.85%
Asian Language** 456 46.91%
Other Language 21 17.21%
Total 6,396 5.02%

* "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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