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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 63,170 97.24% 66,902 97.20%
Spanish 891 1.37% 828 1.20%
Other Indo-European* 595 0.92% 769 1.12%
Asian Language** 261 0.40% 164 0.24%
Other 49 0.08% 163 0.24%
Total Population Age 5+ 64,966 100.00% 68,826 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 279 33.70%
Other Indo-European* 209 27.18%
Asian Language** 96 58.54%
Other Language 27 16.56%
Total 611 0.89%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 365 40.97%
Other Indo-European* 127 21.34%
Asian Language** 143 54.79%
Other Language 17 34.69%
Total 652 1.00%

* "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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