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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 39,754 97.79% 35,052 98.56%
Spanish 210 0.52% 214 0.60%
Other Indo-European* 440 1.08% 183 0.51%
Asian Language** 146 0.36% 76 0.21%
Other 102 0.25% 39 0.11%
Total Population Age 5+ 40,652 100.00% 35,564 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 84 39.25%
Other Indo-European* 93 50.82%
Asian Language** 22 28.95%
Other Language 18 46.15%
Total 217 0.61%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 72 34.29%
Other Indo-European* 175 39.77%
Asian Language** 62 42.47%
Other Language 13 12.75%
Total 322 0.79%

* "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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