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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 17,057 97.36% 21,087 88.68%
Spanish 142 0.81% 2,377 10.00%
Other Indo-European* 292 1.67% 275 1.16%
Asian Language** 22 0.13% 40 0.17%
Other 6 0.03% 0 0.00%
Total Population Age 5+ 17,519 100.00% 23,779 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 1,696 71.35%
Other Indo-European* 85 30.91%
Asian Language** 40 100.00%
Other Language 0 -
Total 1,821 7.66%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 50 35.21%
Other Indo-European* 98 33.56%
Asian Language** 0 -
Other Language 0 -
Total 148 0.84%

* "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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