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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 29,710 100.00% 37,477 100.00%
Total Native Population 29,576 99.55% 37,025 98.79%
Born in US 29,503 99.30% 36,941 98.57%
Born in Same State 26,995 90.86% 32,543 86.83%
Born in Different State 2,508 8.44% 4,398 11.74%
Born Outside US 73 0.25% 84 0.22%
Total Foreign Born Population 134 0.45% 452 1.21%
Naturalized 28 0.09% 165 0.44%
Non-Naturalized 106 0.36% 287 0.77%

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

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