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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 543,477 100.00% 661,645 100.00%
Total Native Population 477,336 87.83% 549,701 83.08%
Born in US 470,759 86.62% 538,187 81.34%
Born in Same State 299,595 55.13% 397,113 60.02%
Born in Different State 171,164 31.49% 141,074 21.32%
Born Outside US 6,577 1.21% 11,514 1.74%
Total Foreign Born Population 66,141 12.17% 111,944 16.92%
Naturalized 20,383 3.75% 33,590 5.08%
Non-Naturalized 45,758 8.42% 78,354 11.84%

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

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