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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 8,990 97.81% 8,972 98.68%
Spanish 101 1.10% 77 0.85%
Other Indo-European* 71 0.77% 34 0.37%
Asian Language** 26 0.28% 9 0.10%
Other 3 0.03% 0 0.00%
Total Population Age 5+ 9,191 100.00% 9,092 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 21 27.27%
Other Indo-European* 4 11.76%
Asian Language** 0 0.00%
Other Language 0 -
Total 25 0.27%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 24 23.76%
Other Indo-European* 13 18.31%
Asian Language** 9 34.62%
Other Language 0 -
Total 46 0.50%

* "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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