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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 239,397 100.00% 252,051 100.00%
Total Native Population 230,564 96.31% 236,443 93.81%
Born in US 229,501 95.87% 235,030 93.25%
Born in Same State 166,304 69.47% 179,254 71.12%
Born in Different State 63,197 26.40% 55,776 22.13%
Born Outside US 1,063 0.44% 1,413 0.56%
Total Foreign Born Population 8,833 3.69% 15,608 6.19%
Naturalized 3,239 1.35% 5,727 2.27%
Non-Naturalized 5,594 2.34% 9,881 3.92%

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

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