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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 778,206 100.00% 793,633 100.00%
Total Native Population 656,870 84.41% 625,468 78.81%
Born in US 625,327 80.35% 596,546 75.17%
Born in Same State 431,706 55.47% 424,219 53.45%
Born in Different State 193,621 24.88% 172,327 21.71%
Born Outside US 31,543 4.05% 28,922 3.64%
Total Foreign Born Population 121,336 15.59% 168,165 21.19%
Naturalized 50,067 6.43% 73,983 9.32%
Non-Naturalized 71,269 9.16% 94,182 11.87%

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

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