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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 5,117,073 100.00% 5,595,211 100.00%
Total Native Population 5,033,440 98.37% 5,444,015 97.30%
Born in US 5,006,542 97.84% 5,412,743 96.74%
Born in Same State 3,563,820 69.65% 3,792,261 67.78%
Born in Different State 1,442,722 28.19% 1,620,482 28.96%
Born Outside US 26,898 0.53% 31,272 0.56%
Total Foreign Born Population 83,633 1.63% 151,196 2.70%
Naturalized 45,683 0.89% 61,786 1.10%
Non-Naturalized 37,950 0.74% 89,410 1.60%

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

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