I’m having a hard time compiling a list to show a trend (if any) of English speaking population in the US.
I’ve found this from the CIA:
English 82.1%, Spanish 10.7%, other Indo-European 3.8%, Asian and Pacific island 2.7%, other 0.7% (2000 census)
It looks like the first time language was asked by the US Census Bureau was
1890, but the records were destroyed in a fire with very little having survived.
But even after that, all of the census data seems to have charges for accessing it (from various ancestry cites).
Can someone help me compile the answers?