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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 4,266,654 100.00% 4,441,551 100.00%
Total Native Population 4,032,175 94.50% 4,106,444 92.46%
Born in US 4,006,257 93.90% 4,078,514 91.83%
Born in Same State 3,068,599 71.92% 3,244,567 73.05%
Born in Different State 937,658 21.98% 833,947 18.78%
Born Outside US 25,918 0.61% 27,930 0.63%
Total Foreign Born Population 234,479 5.50% 335,107 7.54%
Naturalized 134,555 3.15% 163,809 3.69%
Non-Naturalized 99,924 2.34% 171,298 3.86%

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

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