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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 55,765 100.00% 55,511 100.00%
Total Native Population 51,755 92.81% 49,246 88.71%
Born in US 51,270 91.94% 48,940 88.16%
Born in Same State 20,555 36.86% 22,785 41.05%
Born in Different State 30,715 55.08% 26,155 47.12%
Born Outside US 485 0.87% 306 0.55%
Total Foreign Born Population 4,010 7.19% 6,265 11.29%
Naturalized 1,531 2.75% 2,183 3.93%
Non-Naturalized 2,479 4.45% 4,082 7.35%

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

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