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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 156,198 100.00% 182,791 100.00%
Total Native Population 152,884 97.88% 169,809 92.90%
Born in US 151,719 97.13% 168,548 92.21%
Born in Same State 106,330 68.07% 117,849 64.47%
Born in Different State 45,389 29.06% 50,699 27.74%
Born Outside US 1,165 0.75% 1,261 0.69%
Total Foreign Born Population 3,314 2.12% 12,982 7.10%
Naturalized 1,205 0.77% 3,072 1.68%
Non-Naturalized 2,109 1.35% 9,910 5.42%

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

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