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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 2,477,574 100.00% 2,688,418 100.00%
Total Native Population 2,414,734 97.46% 2,553,683 94.99%
Born in US 2,396,241 96.72% 2,532,564 94.20%
Born in Same State 1,519,904 61.35% 1,600,274 59.52%
Born in Different State 876,337 35.37% 932,290 34.68%
Born Outside US 18,493 0.75% 21,119 0.79%
Total Foreign Born Population 62,840 2.54% 134,735 5.01%
Naturalized 27,236 1.10% 44,763 1.67%
Non-Naturalized 35,604 1.44% 89,972 3.35%

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

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