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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 335,113 100.00% 440,888 100.00%
Total Native Population 317,663 94.79% 400,526 90.85%
Born in US 312,550 93.27% 392,088 88.93%
Born in Same State 69,855 20.85% 99,888 22.66%
Born in Different State 242,695 72.42% 292,200 66.28%
Born Outside US 5,113 1.53% 8,438 1.91%
Total Foreign Born Population 17,450 5.21% 40,362 9.15%
Naturalized 10,382 3.10% 15,380 3.49%
Non-Naturalized 7,068 2.11% 24,982 5.67%

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

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