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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 161,238 100.00% 207,355 100.00%
Total Native Population 153,432 95.16% 194,617 93.86%
Born in US 149,628 92.80% 189,555 91.42%
Born in Same State 77,720 48.20% 98,718 47.61%
Born in Different State 71,908 44.60% 90,837 43.81%
Born Outside US 3,804 2.36% 5,062 2.44%
Total Foreign Born Population 7,806 4.84% 12,738 6.14%
Naturalized 4,332 2.69% 7,094 3.42%
Non-Naturalized 3,474 2.15% 5,644 2.72%

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

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