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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 254,441 100.00% 250,800 100.00%
Total Native Population 251,926 99.01% 248,118 98.93%
Born in US 251,205 98.73% 247,184 98.56%
Born in Same State 208,163 81.81% 205,961 82.12%
Born in Different State 43,042 16.92% 41,223 16.44%
Born Outside US 721 0.28% 934 0.37%
Total Foreign Born Population 2,515 0.99% 2,682 1.07%
Naturalized 1,044 0.41% 1,189 0.47%
Non-Naturalized 1,471 0.58% 1,493 0.60%

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

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