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The Census includes all residents of the United States, regardless of their citizenship status. In some areas of the country, those without American citizenship account for a substantial proportion of the population, while in many areas, particularly in the Midwest, the make up only a small percentage of residents. Likewise, in some areas the majority of the population has come from other states within the U.S. while in others, particularly in the South, the population is more stable over time.

Nativity and Citizenship Status, 1990-2000
1990 2000
Number Percent Number Percent
Total Population 248,709,873 100.00% 281,421,906 100.00%
Total Native Population 228,942,557 92.05% 250,314,017 88.95%
Born in US 225,695,826 90.75% 246,786,466 87.69%
Born in Same State 153,684,685 61.79% 168,729,388 59.96%
Born in Different State 72,011,141 28.95% 78,057,078 27.74%
Born Outside US 3,246,731 1.31% 3,527,551 1.25%
Total Foreign Born Population 19,767,316 7.95% 31,107,889 11.05%
Naturalized 7,996,998 3.22% 12,542,626 4.46%
Non-Naturalized 11,770,318 4.73% 18,565,263 6.60%

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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