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NATIVITY AND CITIZENSHIP

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 247,105 100.00% 267,066 100.00%
Total Native Population 238,376 96.47% 254,839 95.42%
Born in US 233,364 94.44% 248,358 92.99%
Born in Same State 178,760 72.34% 180,207 67.48%
Born in Different State 54,604 22.10% 68,151 25.52%
Born Outside US 5,012 2.03% 6,481 2.43%
Total Foreign Born Population 8,729 3.53% 12,227 4.58%
Naturalized 5,095 2.06% 6,515 2.44%
Non-Naturalized 3,634 1.47% 5,712 2.14%

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

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