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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 12,937,926 100.00% 15,982,378 100.00%
Total Native Population 11,275,325 87.15% 13,311,550 83.29%
Born in US 11,001,899 85.04% 12,890,489 80.65%
Born in Same State 3,940,240 30.45% 5,231,906 32.74%
Born in Different State 7,061,659 54.58% 7,658,583 47.92%
Born Outside US 273,426 2.11% 421,061 2.63%
Total Foreign Born Population 1,662,601 12.85% 2,670,828 16.71%
Naturalized 713,505 5.51% 1,207,502 7.56%
Non-Naturalized 949,096 7.34% 1,463,326 9.16%

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

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