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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 852,737 100.00% 1,563,282 100.00%
Total Native Population 778,433 91.29% 1,304,788 83.46%
Born in US 766,534 89.89% 1,283,039 82.07%
Born in Same State 161,519 18.94% 295,268 18.89%
Born in Different State 605,015 70.95% 987,771 63.19%
Born Outside US 11,899 1.40% 21,749 1.39%
Total Foreign Born Population 74,304 8.71% 258,494 16.54%
Naturalized 30,906 3.62% 94,844 6.07%
Non-Naturalized 43,398 5.09% 163,650 10.47%

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

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