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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 511,433 100.00% 695,454 100.00%
Total Native Population 493,558 96.50% 627,105 90.17%
Born in US 489,653 95.74% 620,463 89.22%
Born in Same State 282,332 55.20% 321,093 46.17%
Born in Different State 207,321 40.54% 299,370 43.05%
Born Outside US 3,905 0.76% 6,642 0.96%
Total Foreign Born Population 17,875 3.50% 68,349 9.83%
Naturalized 6,740 1.32% 19,810 2.85%
Non-Naturalized 11,135 2.18% 48,539 6.98%

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

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