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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 203,056 100.00% 197,790 100.00%
Total Native Population 199,336 98.17% 190,147 96.14%
Born in US 198,253 97.63% 188,271 95.19%
Born in Same State 143,093 70.47% 132,899 67.19%
Born in Different State 55,160 27.16% 55,372 28.00%
Born Outside US 1,083 0.53% 1,876 0.95%
Total Foreign Born Population 3,720 1.83% 7,643 3.86%
Naturalized 1,542 0.76% 2,715 1.37%
Non-Naturalized 2,178 1.07% 4,928 2.49%

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

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