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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 291,130 100.00% 312,090 100.00%
Total Native Population 278,688 95.73% 292,759 93.81%
Born in US 271,442 93.24% 281,392 90.16%
Born in Same State 225,633 77.50% 226,086 72.44%
Born in Different State 45,809 15.73% 55,306 17.72%
Born Outside US 7,246 2.49% 11,367 3.64%
Total Foreign Born Population 12,442 4.27% 19,331 6.19%
Naturalized 6,869 2.36% 9,487 3.04%
Non-Naturalized 5,573 1.91% 9,844 3.15%

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

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