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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 16,694 100.00% 18,097 100.00%
Total Native Population 16,662 99.81% 18,011 99.52%
Born in US 16,647 99.72% 17,950 99.19%
Born in Same State 13,848 82.95% 14,732 81.41%
Born in Different State 2,799 16.77% 3,218 17.78%
Born Outside US 15 0.09% 61 0.34%
Total Foreign Born Population 32 0.19% 86 0.48%
Naturalized 20 0.12% 78 0.43%
Non-Naturalized 12 0.07% 8 0.04%

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

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