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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 28,696 96.69% 33,577 93.26%
Spanish 487 1.64% 2,054 5.70%
Other Indo-European* 437 1.47% 270 0.75%
Asian Language** 22 0.07% 80 0.22%
Other 37 0.12% 24 0.07%
Total Population Age 5+ 29,679 100.00% 36,005 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,277 62.17%
Other Indo-European* 94 34.81%
Asian Language** 29 36.25%
Other Language 15 62.50%
Total 1,415 3.93%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 236 48.46%
Other Indo-European* 169 38.67%
Asian Language** 2 9.09%
Other Language 28 75.68%
Total 435 1.47%

* "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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