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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 6,628,637 100.00% 8,049,313 100.00%
Total Native Population 6,513,560 98.26% 7,619,313 94.66%
Born in US 6,466,341 97.55% 7,548,433 93.78%
Born in Same State 4,668,539 70.43% 5,073,066 63.02%
Born in Different State 1,797,802 27.12% 2,475,367 30.75%
Born Outside US 47,219 0.71% 70,880 0.88%
Total Foreign Born Population 115,077 1.74% 430,000 5.34%
Naturalized 49,616 0.75% 112,822 1.40%
Non-Naturalized 65,461 0.99% 317,178 3.94%

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

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