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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 260,120 100.00% 335,227 100.00%
Total Native Population 202,519 77.86% 249,504 74.43%
Born in US 196,123 75.40% 245,275 73.17%
Born in Same State 162,301 62.39% 205,486 61.30%
Born in Different State 33,822 13.00% 39,789 11.87%
Born Outside US 6,396 2.46% 4,229 1.26%
Total Foreign Born Population 57,601 22.14% 85,723 25.57%
Naturalized 20,006 7.69% 29,571 8.82%
Non-Naturalized 37,595 14.45% 56,152 16.75%

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

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