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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 16,717 100.00% 18,080 100.00%
Total Native Population 16,573 99.14% 17,879 98.89%
Born in US 16,531 98.89% 17,796 98.43%
Born in Same State 12,255 73.31% 12,592 69.65%
Born in Different State 4,276 25.58% 5,204 28.78%
Born Outside US 42 0.25% 83 0.46%
Total Foreign Born Population 144 0.86% 201 1.11%
Naturalized 105 0.63% 127 0.70%
Non-Naturalized 39 0.23% 74 0.41%

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

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