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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 31,971 98.50% 32,413 97.89%
Spanish 214 0.66% 270 0.82%
Other Indo-European* 209 0.64% 320 0.97%
Asian Language** 63 0.19% 18 0.05%
Other 0 0.00% 91 0.27%
Total Population Age 5+ 32,457 100.00% 33,112 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 125 46.30%
Other Indo-European* 182 56.88%
Asian Language** 11 61.11%
Other Language 56 61.54%
Total 374 1.13%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 60 28.04%
Other Indo-European* 33 15.79%
Asian Language** 37 58.73%
Other Language 0 -
Total 130 0.40%

* "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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