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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 131,556 100.00% 145,867 100.00%
Total Native Population 130,797 99.42% 142,684 97.82%
Born in US 130,126 98.91% 142,179 97.47%
Born in Same State 102,212 77.69% 109,834 75.30%
Born in Different State 27,914 21.22% 32,345 22.17%
Born Outside US 671 0.51% 505 0.35%
Total Foreign Born Population 759 0.58% 3,183 2.18%
Naturalized 476 0.36% 1,222 0.84%
Non-Naturalized 283 0.22% 1,961 1.34%

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

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