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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 19,965 100.00% 20,411 100.00%
Total Native Population 19,551 97.93% 17,870 87.55%
Born in US 19,505 97.70% 17,773 87.08%
Born in Same State 15,789 79.08% 14,182 69.48%
Born in Different State 3,716 18.61% 3,591 17.59%
Born Outside US 46 0.23% 97 0.48%
Total Foreign Born Population 414 2.07% 2,541 12.45%
Naturalized 115 0.58% 587 2.88%
Non-Naturalized 299 1.50% 1,954 9.57%

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

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