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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 72,256 96.01% 104,132 94.69%
Spanish 1,196 1.59% 2,704 2.46%
Other Indo-European* 1,210 1.61% 1,655 1.50%
Asian Language** 570 0.76% 1,318 1.20%
Other 23 0.03% 166 0.15%
Total Population Age 5+ 75,255 100.00% 109,975 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 859 31.77%
Other Indo-European* 394 23.81%
Asian Language** 393 29.82%
Other Language 23 13.86%
Total 1,669 1.52%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 290 24.25%
Other Indo-European* 330 27.27%
Asian Language** 277 48.60%
Other Language 9 39.13%
Total 906 1.20%

* "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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