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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 18,129 100.00% 18,261 100.00%
Total Native Population 18,087 99.77% 18,206 99.70%
Born in US 18,013 99.36% 18,148 99.38%
Born in Same State 15,461 85.28% 15,279 83.67%
Born in Different State 2,552 14.08% 2,869 15.71%
Born Outside US 74 0.41% 58 0.32%
Total Foreign Born Population 42 0.23% 55 0.30%
Naturalized 23 0.13% 29 0.16%
Non-Naturalized 19 0.10% 26 0.14%

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

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