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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 500,631 100.00% 574,335 100.00%
Total Native Population 484,833 96.84% 536,181 93.36%
Born in US 480,838 96.05% 531,606 92.56%
Born in Same State 394,910 78.88% 434,280 75.61%
Born in Different State 85,928 17.16% 97,326 16.95%
Born Outside US 3,995 0.80% 4,575 0.80%
Total Foreign Born Population 15,798 3.16% 38,154 6.64%
Naturalized 8,403 1.68% 12,040 2.10%
Non-Naturalized 7,395 1.48% 26,114 4.55%

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

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