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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 175,093 100.00% 190,365 100.00%
Total Native Population 173,533 99.11% 184,050 96.68%
Born in US 172,825 98.70% 183,147 96.21%
Born in Same State 135,430 77.35% 138,717 72.87%
Born in Different State 37,395 21.36% 44,430 23.34%
Born Outside US 708 0.40% 903 0.47%
Total Foreign Born Population 1,560 0.89% 6,315 3.32%
Naturalized 849 0.48% 1,455 0.76%
Non-Naturalized 711 0.41% 4,860 2.55%

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

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