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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 2,573,216 100.00% 2,844,658 100.00%
Total Native Population 2,552,833 99.21% 2,804,750 98.60%
Born in US 2,542,565 98.81% 2,791,115 98.12%
Born in Same State 1,989,265 77.31% 2,113,883 74.31%
Born in Different State 553,300 21.50% 677,232 23.81%
Born Outside US 10,268 0.40% 13,635 0.48%
Total Foreign Born Population 20,383 0.79% 39,908 1.40%
Naturalized 9,514 0.37% 16,098 0.57%
Non-Naturalized 10,869 0.42% 23,810 0.84%

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

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