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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 134,790 97.12% 136,787 95.98%
Spanish 1,686 1.21% 2,733 1.92%
Other Indo-European* 1,662 1.20% 1,563 1.10%
Asian Language** 572 0.41% 1,227 0.86%
Other 80 0.06% 209 0.15%
Total Population Age 5+ 138,790 100.00% 142,519 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,147 41.97%
Other Indo-European* 523 33.46%
Asian Language** 503 40.99%
Other Language 22 10.53%
Total 2,195 1.54%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 605 35.88%
Other Indo-European* 457 27.50%
Asian Language** 278 48.60%
Other Language 9 11.25%
Total 1,349 0.97%

* "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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