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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 4,866,692 100.00% 5,894,121 100.00%
Total Native Population 4,544,548 93.38% 5,279,664 89.58%
Born in US 4,472,459 91.90% 5,195,697 88.15%
Born in Same State 2,344,187 48.17% 2,781,457 47.19%
Born in Different State 2,128,272 43.73% 2,414,240 40.96%
Born Outside US 72,089 1.48% 83,967 1.42%
Total Foreign Born Population 322,144 6.62% 614,457 10.42%
Naturalized 149,256 3.07% 257,648 4.37%
Non-Naturalized 172,888 3.55% 356,809 6.05%

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

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