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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 3,685,296 100.00% 4,041,769 100.00%
Total Native Population 3,651,177 99.07% 3,961,498 98.01%
Born in US 3,632,189 98.56% 3,940,549 97.50%
Born in Same State 2,851,449 77.37% 2,980,272 73.74%
Born in Different State 780,740 21.19% 960,277 23.76%
Born Outside US 18,988 0.52% 20,949 0.52%
Total Foreign Born Population 34,119 0.93% 80,271 1.99%
Naturalized 15,890 0.43% 27,569 0.68%
Non-Naturalized 18,229 0.49% 52,702 1.30%

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

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