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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 278,024 100.00% 347,214 100.00%
Total Native Population 261,822 94.17% 307,221 88.48%
Born in US 259,423 93.31% 304,392 87.67%
Born in Same State 134,405 48.34% 167,176 48.15%
Born in Different State 125,018 44.97% 137,216 39.52%
Born Outside US 2,399 0.86% 2,829 0.81%
Total Foreign Born Population 16,202 5.83% 39,993 11.52%
Naturalized 5,856 2.11% 10,412 3.00%
Non-Naturalized 10,346 3.72% 29,581 8.52%

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

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