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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 245,845 100.00% 277,359 100.00%
Total Native Population 237,544 96.62% 266,969 96.25%
Born in US 234,835 95.52% 264,688 95.43%
Born in Same State 65,120 26.49% 76,716 27.66%
Born in Different State 169,715 69.03% 187,972 67.77%
Born Outside US 2,709 1.10% 2,281 0.82%
Total Foreign Born Population 8,301 3.38% 10,390 3.75%
Naturalized 4,721 1.92% 5,849 2.11%
Non-Naturalized 3,580 1.46% 4,541 1.64%

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

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