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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 168,767 100.00% 191,701 100.00%
Total Native Population 165,982 98.35% 186,767 97.43%
Born in US 165,122 97.84% 185,922 96.99%
Born in Same State 129,575 76.78% 143,826 75.03%
Born in Different State 35,547 21.06% 42,096 21.96%
Born Outside US 860 0.51% 845 0.44%
Total Foreign Born Population 2,785 1.65% 4,934 2.57%
Naturalized 1,486 0.88% 2,002 1.04%
Non-Naturalized 1,299 0.77% 2,932 1.53%

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

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