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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 453,331 100.00% 536,691 100.00%
Total Native Population 442,793 97.68% 517,762 96.47%
Born in US 435,827 96.14% 510,258 95.07%
Born in Same State 292,419 64.50% 331,841 61.83%
Born in Different State 143,408 31.63% 178,417 33.24%
Born Outside US 6,966 1.54% 7,504 1.40%
Total Foreign Born Population 10,538 2.32% 18,929 3.53%
Naturalized 5,102 1.13% 7,621 1.42%
Non-Naturalized 5,436 1.20% 11,308 2.11%

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

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