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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 229,734 100.00% 255,602 100.00%
Total Native Population 197,582 86.00% 209,100 81.81%
Born in US 194,706 84.75% 206,381 80.74%
Born in Same State 127,714 55.59% 145,242 56.82%
Born in Different State 66,992 29.16% 61,139 23.92%
Born Outside US 2,876 1.25% 2,719 1.06%
Total Foreign Born Population 32,152 14.00% 46,502 18.19%
Naturalized 9,023 3.93% 14,643 5.73%
Non-Naturalized 23,129 10.07% 31,859 12.46%

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

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