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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 7,976 100.00% 7,828 100.00%
Total Native Population 7,849 98.41% 7,621 97.36%
Born in US 7,796 97.74% 7,587 96.92%
Born in Same State 7,079 88.75% 6,897 88.11%
Born in Different State 717 8.99% 690 8.81%
Born Outside US 53 0.66% 34 0.43%
Total Foreign Born Population 127 1.59% 207 2.64%
Naturalized 64 0.80% 97 1.24%
Non-Naturalized 63 0.79% 110 1.41%

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

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