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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 24,339 89.39% 42,350 88.77%
Spanish 1,074 3.94% 2,350 4.93%
Other Indo-European* 1,561 5.73% 2,498 5.24%
Asian Language** 219 0.80% 366 0.77%
Other 36 0.13% 143 0.30%
Total Population Age 5+ 27,229 100.00% 47,707 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 744 31.66%
Other Indo-European* 819 32.79%
Asian Language** 132 36.07%
Other Language 39 27.27%
Total 1,734 3.63%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 397 36.96%
Other Indo-European* 516 33.06%
Asian Language** 91 41.55%
Other Language 0 -
Total 1,004 3.69%

* "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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