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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 43,145 96.85% 42,557 95.20%
Spanish 771 1.73% 1,504 3.36%
Other Indo-European* 376 0.84% 271 0.61%
Asian Language** 52 0.12% 190 0.43%
Other 204 0.46% 182 0.41%
Total Population Age 5+ 44,548 100.00% 44,704 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 723 48.07%
Other Indo-European* 72 26.57%
Asian Language** 92 48.42%
Other Language 28 15.38%
Total 915 2.05%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 262 33.98%
Other Indo-European* 132 35.11%
Asian Language** 26 50.00%
Other Language 81 39.71%
Total 501 1.12%

* "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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