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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 231,054 94.89% 257,796 93.19%
Spanish 4,608 1.89% 7,669 2.77%
Other Indo-European* 4,335 1.78% 5,523 2.00%
Asian Language** 3,229 1.33% 5,010 1.81%
Other 270 0.11% 631 0.23%
Total Population Age 5+ 243,496 100.00% 276,629 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2,394 31.22%
Other Indo-European* 1,504 27.23%
Asian Language** 2,028 40.48%
Other Language 182 28.84%
Total 6,108 2.21%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,427 30.97%
Other Indo-European* 1,078 24.87%
Asian Language** 1,456 45.09%
Other Language 103 38.15%
Total 4,064 1.67%

* "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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