Walla Walla County

NATIVITY AND CITIZENSHIP

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 48,439 100.00% 55,180 100.00%
Total Native Population 45,377 93.68% 49,974 90.57%
Born in US 44,890 92.67% 49,333 89.40%
Born in Same State 23,733 49.00% 26,327 47.71%
Born in Different State 21,157 43.68% 23,006 41.69%
Born Outside US 487 1.01% 641 1.16%
Total Foreign Born Population 3,062 6.32% 5,206 9.43%
Naturalized 893 1.84% 1,680 3.04%
Non-Naturalized 2,169 4.48% 3,526 6.39%

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

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