Census Trend Charts Demographic Maps Rankings & Comparisons Segregation Data  

Zoom in and out of geography at levels: US, States or Metro Areas, and Counties within States.

You can zoom out to Virginia

Visit the SSDAN Web Site
CensusScope is a product of the Social Science Data Analysis Network.

Goochland County

Print-Friendly Version


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 12,797 96.65% 15,438 96.49%
Spanish 91 0.69% 194 1.21%
Other Indo-European* 304 2.30% 268 1.68%
Asian Language** 49 0.37% 59 0.37%
Other 0 0.00% 40 0.25%
Total Population Age 5+ 13,241 100.00% 15,999 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 49 25.26%
Other Indo-European* 74 27.61%
Asian Language** 32 54.24%
Other Language 26 65.00%
Total 181 1.13%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 11 12.09%
Other Indo-European* 64 21.05%
Asian Language** 30 61.22%
Other Language 0 -
Total 105 0.79%

* "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).

Home | About | Help | Contact | Use Policy