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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 6,478,216 100.00% 8,186,453 100.00%
Total Native Population 6,305,090 97.33% 7,609,180 92.95%
Born in US 6,243,359 96.37% 7,519,654 91.85%
Born in Same State 4,179,861 64.52% 4,735,652 57.85%
Born in Different State 2,063,498 31.85% 2,784,002 34.01%
Born Outside US 61,731 0.95% 89,526 1.09%
Total Foreign Born Population 173,126 2.67% 577,273 7.05%
Naturalized 67,390 1.04% 169,232 2.07%
Non-Naturalized 105,736 1.63% 408,041 4.98%

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

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