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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 41,049 100.00% 46,659 100.00%
Total Native Population 39,440 96.08% 42,984 92.12%
Born in US 39,320 95.79% 42,830 91.79%
Born in Same State 33,409 81.39% 36,297 77.79%
Born in Different State 5,911 14.40% 6,533 14.00%
Born Outside US 120 0.29% 154 0.33%
Total Foreign Born Population 1,609 3.92% 3,675 7.88%
Naturalized 449 1.09% 848 1.82%
Non-Naturalized 1,160 2.83% 2,827 6.06%

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

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