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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 30,105 95.71% 35,919 95.08%
Spanish 191 0.61% 637 1.69%
Other Indo-European* 1,031 3.28% 648 1.72%
Asian Language** 113 0.36% 546 1.45%
Other 14 0.04% 29 0.08%
Total Population Age 5+ 31,454 100.00% 37,779 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 224 35.16%
Other Indo-European* 153 23.61%
Asian Language** 366 67.03%
Other Language 14 48.28%
Total 757 2.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 62 32.46%
Other Indo-European* 235 22.79%
Asian Language** 106 93.81%
Other Language 0 -
Total 403 1.28%

* "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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