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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 7,730,188 100.00% 8,414,350 100.00%
Total Native Population 6,763,578 87.50% 6,938,023 82.45%
Born in US 6,553,507 84.78% 6,738,114 80.08%
Born in Same State 4,232,369 54.75% 4,490,524 53.37%
Born in Different State 2,321,138 30.03% 2,247,590 26.71%
Born Outside US 210,071 2.72% 199,909 2.38%
Total Foreign Born Population 966,610 12.50% 1,476,327 17.55%
Naturalized 470,936 6.09% 682,304 8.11%
Non-Naturalized 495,674 6.41% 794,023 9.44%

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

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