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Livingston Parish

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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 62,328 96.08% 81,762 96.21%
Spanish 512 0.79% 1,296 1.53%
Other Indo-European* 1,731 2.67% 1,621 1.91%
Asian Language** 63 0.10% 143 0.17%
Other 239 0.37% 159 0.19%
Total Population Age 5+ 64,873 100.00% 84,981 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 515 39.74%
Other Indo-European* 495 30.54%
Asian Language** 38 26.57%
Other Language 18 11.32%
Total 1,066 1.25%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 168 32.81%
Other Indo-European* 366 21.14%
Asian Language** 8 12.70%
Other Language 64 26.78%
Total 606 0.93%

* "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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