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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 143,776 100.00% 170,498 100.00%
Total Native Population 137,591 95.70% 161,514 94.73%
Born in US 131,897 91.74% 154,860 90.83%
Born in Same State 38,393 26.70% 48,588 28.50%
Born in Different State 93,504 65.03% 106,272 62.33%
Born Outside US 5,694 3.96% 6,654 3.90%
Total Foreign Born Population 6,185 4.30% 8,984 5.27%
Naturalized 3,867 2.69% 5,715 3.35%
Non-Naturalized 2,318 1.61% 3,269 1.92%

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

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