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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 3,294,394 100.00% 4,301,261 100.00%
Total Native Population 3,151,960 95.68% 3,931,358 91.40%
Born in US 3,109,387 94.38% 3,875,900 90.11%
Born in Same State 1,427,412 43.33% 1,766,731 41.07%
Born in Different State 1,681,975 51.06% 2,109,169 49.04%
Born Outside US 42,573 1.29% 55,458 1.29%
Total Foreign Born Population 142,434 4.32% 369,903 8.60%
Naturalized 67,277 2.04% 116,875 2.72%
Non-Naturalized 75,157 2.28% 253,028 5.88%

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

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