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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 36,540 96.54% 40,823 96.20%
Spanish 194 0.51% 539 1.27%
Other Indo-European* 1,060 2.80% 885 2.09%
Asian Language** 28 0.07% 61 0.14%
Other 28 0.07% 129 0.30%
Total Population Age 5+ 37,850 100.00% 42,437 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 216 40.07%
Other Indo-European* 273 30.85%
Asian Language** 13 21.31%
Other Language 57 44.19%
Total 559 1.32%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 58 29.90%
Other Indo-European* 284 26.79%
Asian Language** 11 39.29%
Other Language 5 17.86%
Total 358 0.95%

* "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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