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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 3,322,025 100.00% 4,177,646 100.00%
Total Native Population 2,881,704 86.75% 3,322,977 79.54%
Born in US 2,845,604 85.66% 3,281,863 78.56%
Born in Same State 1,919,674 57.79% 2,327,261 55.71%
Born in Different State 925,930 27.87% 954,602 22.85%
Born Outside US 36,100 1.09% 41,114 0.98%
Total Foreign Born Population 440,321 13.25% 854,669 20.46%
Naturalized 135,327 4.07% 264,027 6.32%
Non-Naturalized 304,994 9.18% 590,642 14.14%

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

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