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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 178,386 100.00% 188,951 100.00%
Total Native Population 175,642 98.46% 185,414 98.13%
Born in US 174,951 98.07% 184,605 97.70%
Born in Same State 143,256 80.31% 151,656 80.26%
Born in Different State 31,695 17.77% 32,949 17.44%
Born Outside US 691 0.39% 809 0.43%
Total Foreign Born Population 2,744 1.54% 3,537 1.87%
Naturalized 1,815 1.02% 1,928 1.02%
Non-Naturalized 929 0.52% 1,609 0.85%

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

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