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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 215,732 91.36% 218,025 89.75%
Spanish 5,925 2.51% 10,967 4.51%
Other Indo-European* 12,138 5.14% 10,128 4.17%
Asian Language** 1,646 0.70% 3,043 1.25%
Other 702 0.30% 768 0.32%
Total Population Age 5+ 236,143 100.00% 242,931 100.00%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 2000
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 4,148 37.82%
Other Indo-European* 3,106 30.67%
Asian Language** 1,166 38.32%
Other Language 201 26.17%
Total 8,621 3.55%

Population Speaking English Less Than "Very Well" in 1990
Language Spoken at Home: Number Percent
Spanish 2,242 37.84%
Other Indo-European* 3,259 26.85%
Asian Language** 619 37.61%
Other Language 253 36.04%
Total 6,373 2.70%

* "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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