San Diego 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 2,498,016 100.00% 2,813,833 100.00%
Total Native Population 2,069,206 82.83% 2,207,579 78.45%
Born in US 2,022,843 80.98% 2,162,217 76.84%
Born in Same State 968,856 38.79% 1,235,991 43.93%
Born in Different State 1,053,987 42.19% 926,226 32.92%
Born Outside US 46,363 1.86% 45,362 1.61%
Total Foreign Born Population 428,810 17.17% 606,254 21.55%
Naturalized 154,960 6.20% 250,125 8.89%
Non-Naturalized 273,850 10.96% 356,129 12.66%

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

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