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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 3,486,703 100.00% 4,012,012 100.00%
Total Native Population 3,436,739 98.57% 3,896,034 97.11%
Born in US 3,408,890 97.77% 3,862,472 96.27%
Born in Same State 2,385,744 68.42% 2,568,954 64.03%
Born in Different State 1,023,146 29.34% 1,293,518 32.24%
Born Outside US 27,849 0.80% 33,562 0.84%
Total Foreign Born Population 49,964 1.43% 115,978 2.89%
Naturalized 25,411 0.73% 42,983 1.07%
Non-Naturalized 24,553 0.70% 72,995 1.82%

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

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