Census Trend Charts Demographic Maps Rankings & Comparisons Segregation Data  

Zoom in and out of geography at levels: US, States or Metro Areas, and Counties within States.

You can zoom out to Missouri

Visit the SSDAN Web Site
CensusScope is a product of the Social Science Data Analysis Network.

Callaway County

Print-Friendly Version


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 29,514 97.04% 37,308 97.33%
Spanish 350 1.15% 500 1.30%
Other Indo-European* 413 1.36% 340 0.89%
Asian Language** 91 0.30% 162 0.42%
Other 47 0.15% 20 0.05%
Total Population Age 5+ 30,415 100.00% 38,330 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 121 24.20%
Other Indo-European* 98 28.82%
Asian Language** 130 80.25%
Other Language 8 40.00%
Total 357 0.93%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 56 16.00%
Other Indo-European* 159 38.50%
Asian Language** 27 29.67%
Other Language 6 12.77%
Total 248 0.82%

* "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).

Home | About | Help | Contact | Use Policy