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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 3,582 94.21% 3,933 95.67%
Spanish 120 3.16% 129 3.14%
Other Indo-European* 51 1.34% 44 1.07%
Asian Language** 39 1.03% 5 0.12%
Other 10 0.26% 0 0.00%
Total Population Age 5+ 3,802 100.00% 4,111 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 66 51.16%
Other Indo-European* 14 31.82%
Asian Language** 2 40.00%
Other Language 0 -
Total 82 1.99%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 44 36.67%
Other Indo-European* 10 19.61%
Asian Language** 15 38.46%
Other Language 0 -
Total 69 1.81%

* "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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