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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 396,685 100.00% 348,189 100.00%
Total Native Population 386,651 97.47% 328,647 94.39%
Born in US 385,328 97.14% 327,108 93.95%
Born in Same State 287,160 72.39% 244,749 70.29%
Born in Different State 98,168 24.75% 82,359 23.65%
Born Outside US 1,323 0.33% 1,539 0.44%
Total Foreign Born Population 10,034 2.53% 19,542 5.61%
Naturalized 4,949 1.25% 5,348 1.54%
Non-Naturalized 5,085 1.28% 14,194 4.08%

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

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