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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 217,399 100.00% 250,158 100.00%
Total Native Population 206,654 95.06% 229,480 91.73%
Born in US 204,549 94.09% 227,382 90.90%
Born in Same State 143,851 66.17% 163,254 65.26%
Born in Different State 60,698 27.92% 64,128 25.63%
Born Outside US 2,105 0.97% 2,098 0.84%
Total Foreign Born Population 10,745 4.94% 20,678 8.27%
Naturalized 4,627 2.13% 7,233 2.89%
Non-Naturalized 6,118 2.81% 13,445 5.37%

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

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