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NATIVITY AND CITIZENSHIP

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 325,824 100.00% 350,761 100.00%
Total Native Population 297,434 91.29% 302,102 86.13%
Born in US 288,894 88.67% 293,210 83.59%
Born in Same State 190,588 58.49% 199,294 56.82%
Born in Different State 98,306 30.17% 93,916 26.77%
Born Outside US 8,540 2.62% 8,892 2.54%
Total Foreign Born Population 28,390 8.71% 48,659 13.87%
Naturalized 13,997 4.30% 20,225 5.77%
Non-Naturalized 14,393 4.42% 28,434 8.11%

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

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