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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 2,900 85.24% 3,621 88.06%
Spanish 8 0.24% 41 1.00%
Other Indo-European* 32 0.94% 21 0.51%
Asian Language** 0 0.00% 112 2.72%
Other 462 13.58% 317 7.71%
Total Population Age 5+ 3,402 100.00% 4,112 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 25 60.98%
Other Indo-European* 12 57.14%
Asian Language** 86 76.79%
Other Language 31 9.78%
Total 154 3.75%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2 25.00%
Other Indo-European* 13 40.63%
Asian Language** 0 -
Other Language 104 22.51%
Total 119 3.50%

* "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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