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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 9,295,297 100.00% 9,938,444 100.00%
Total Native Population 8,939,904 96.18% 9,414,855 94.73%
Born in US 8,885,011 95.59% 9,357,816 94.16%
Born in Same State 6,958,717 74.86% 7,490,125 75.37%
Born in Different State 1,926,294 20.72% 1,867,691 18.79%
Born Outside US 54,893 0.59% 57,039 0.57%
Total Foreign Born Population 355,393 3.82% 523,589 5.27%
Naturalized 198,087 2.13% 239,955 2.41%
Non-Naturalized 157,306 1.69% 283,634 2.85%

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

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