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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 11,797 96.15% 14,396 96.66%
Spanish 63 0.51% 155 1.04%
Other Indo-European* 290 2.36% 202 1.36%
Asian Language** 6 0.05% 37 0.25%
Other 113 0.92% 103 0.69%
Total Population Age 5+ 12,269 100.00% 14,893 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 56 36.13%
Other Indo-European* 48 23.76%
Asian Language** 16 43.24%
Other Language 13 12.62%
Total 133 0.89%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 13 20.63%
Other Indo-European* 57 19.66%
Asian Language** 4 66.67%
Other Language 28 24.78%
Total 102 0.83%

* "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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