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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 97,499 100.00% 153,406 100.00%
Total Native Population 96,260 98.73% 143,550 93.58%
Born in US 95,622 98.07% 142,460 92.86%
Born in Same State 40,004 41.03% 59,119 38.54%
Born in Different State 55,618 57.04% 83,341 54.33%
Born Outside US 638 0.65% 1,090 0.71%
Total Foreign Born Population 1,239 1.27% 9,856 6.42%
Naturalized 659 0.68% 2,393 1.56%
Non-Naturalized 580 0.59% 7,463 4.86%

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

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