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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 405,936 100.00% 479,198 100.00%
Total Native Population 397,926 98.03% 460,050 96.00%
Born in US 395,673 97.47% 457,273 95.42%
Born in Same State 294,257 72.49% 328,883 68.63%
Born in Different State 101,416 24.98% 128,390 26.79%
Born Outside US 2,253 0.56% 2,777 0.58%
Total Foreign Born Population 8,010 1.97% 19,148 4.00%
Naturalized 2,547 0.63% 4,972 1.04%
Non-Naturalized 5,463 1.35% 14,176 2.96%

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

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