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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 25,302 94.66% 26,964 90.16%
Spanish 1,103 4.13% 2,608 8.72%
Other Indo-European* 251 0.94% 200 0.67%
Asian Language** 51 0.19% 111 0.37%
Other 23 0.09% 25 0.08%
Total Population Age 5+ 26,730 100.00% 29,908 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,272 48.77%
Other Indo-European* 44 22.00%
Asian Language** 54 48.65%
Other Language 0 0.00%
Total 1,370 4.58%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 593 53.76%
Other Indo-European* 45 17.93%
Asian Language** 13 25.49%
Other Language 0 -
Total 651 2.44%

* "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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