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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 4,219,973 100.00% 4,468,976 100.00%
Total Native Population 4,132,566 97.93% 4,353,091 97.41%
Born in US 4,108,581 97.36% 4,327,681 96.84%
Born in Same State 3,332,542 78.97% 3,546,980 79.37%
Born in Different State 776,039 18.39% 780,701 17.47%
Born Outside US 23,985 0.57% 25,410 0.57%
Total Foreign Born Population 87,407 2.07% 115,885 2.59%
Naturalized 38,082 0.90% 56,102 1.26%
Non-Naturalized 49,325 1.17% 59,783 1.34%

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

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