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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 191,088 100.00% 237,974 100.00%
Total Native Population 180,853 94.64% 220,652 92.72%
Born in US 171,594 89.80% 208,571 87.64%
Born in Same State 94,874 49.65% 114,111 47.95%
Born in Different State 76,720 40.15% 94,460 39.69%
Born Outside US 9,259 4.85% 12,081 5.08%
Total Foreign Born Population 10,235 5.36% 17,322 7.28%
Naturalized 5,826 3.05% 8,278 3.48%
Non-Naturalized 4,409 2.31% 9,044 3.80%

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

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