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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 29,755 100.00% 40,750 100.00%
Total Native Population 29,543 99.29% 39,121 96.00%
Born in US 29,442 98.95% 38,959 95.60%
Born in Same State 24,271 81.57% 30,537 74.94%
Born in Different State 5,171 17.38% 8,422 20.67%
Born Outside US 101 0.34% 162 0.40%
Total Foreign Born Population 212 0.71% 1,629 4.00%
Naturalized 117 0.39% 388 0.95%
Non-Naturalized 95 0.32% 1,241 3.05%

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

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