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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 51,644 100.00% 53,196 100.00%
Total Native Population 51,054 98.86% 52,349 98.41%
Born in US 50,737 98.24% 52,162 98.06%
Born in Same State 41,630 80.61% 43,800 82.34%
Born in Different State 9,107 17.63% 8,362 15.72%
Born Outside US 317 0.61% 187 0.35%
Total Foreign Born Population 590 1.14% 847 1.59%
Naturalized 273 0.53% 410 0.77%
Non-Naturalized 317 0.61% 437 0.82%

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

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