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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 16,607 100.00% 18,780 100.00%
Total Native Population 16,471 99.18% 18,471 98.35%
Born in US 16,433 98.95% 18,390 97.92%
Born in Same State 12,252 73.78% 13,575 72.28%
Born in Different State 4,181 25.18% 4,815 25.64%
Born Outside US 38 0.23% 81 0.43%
Total Foreign Born Population 136 0.82% 309 1.65%
Naturalized 95 0.57% 158 0.84%
Non-Naturalized 41 0.25% 151 0.80%

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

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