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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 14,143 100.00% 17,712 100.00%
Total Native Population 14,099 99.69% 17,561 99.15%
Born in US 14,081 99.56% 17,453 98.54%
Born in Same State 11,976 84.68% 13,706 77.38%
Born in Different State 2,105 14.88% 3,747 21.16%
Born Outside US 18 0.13% 108 0.61%
Total Foreign Born Population 44 0.31% 151 0.85%
Naturalized 19 0.13% 52 0.29%
Non-Naturalized 25 0.18% 99 0.56%

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

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