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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 17,419 100.00% 18,103 100.00%
Total Native Population 17,228 98.90% 17,742 98.01%
Born in US 17,197 98.73% 17,723 97.90%
Born in Same State 15,507 89.02% 15,130 83.58%
Born in Different State 1,690 9.70% 2,593 14.32%
Born Outside US 31 0.18% 19 0.10%
Total Foreign Born Population 191 1.10% 361 1.99%
Naturalized 107 0.61% 141 0.78%
Non-Naturalized 84 0.48% 220 1.22%

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

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