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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 9,246 70.70% 8,019 66.41%
Spanish 3,732 28.54% 3,927 32.52%
Other Indo-European* 42 0.32% 65 0.54%
Asian Language** 38 0.29% 56 0.46%
Other 20 0.15% 8 0.07%
Total Population Age 5+ 13,078 100.00% 12,075 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,343 34.20%
Other Indo-European* 0 0.00%
Asian Language** 9 16.07%
Other Language 0 0.00%
Total 1,352 11.20%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,521 40.76%
Other Indo-European* 5 11.90%
Asian Language** 5 13.16%
Other Language 20 100.00%
Total 1,551 11.86%

* "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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