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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 5,685,998 100.00% 6,057,826 100.00%
Total Native Population 5,136,345 90.33% 5,308,095 87.62%
Born in US 5,028,538 88.44% 5,194,791 85.75%
Born in Same State 3,712,684 65.30% 3,792,653 62.61%
Born in Different State 1,315,854 23.14% 1,402,138 23.15%
Born Outside US 107,807 1.90% 113,304 1.87%
Total Foreign Born Population 549,653 9.67% 749,731 12.38%
Naturalized 248,466 4.37% 324,728 5.36%
Non-Naturalized 301,187 5.30% 425,003 7.02%

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

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