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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 423,380 100.00% 627,846 100.00%
Total Native Population 406,835 96.09% 567,244 90.35%
Born in US 403,238 95.24% 560,603 89.29%
Born in Same State 244,934 57.85% 295,501 47.07%
Born in Different State 158,304 37.39% 265,102 42.22%
Born Outside US 3,597 0.85% 6,641 1.06%
Total Foreign Born Population 16,545 3.91% 60,602 9.65%
Naturalized 6,365 1.50% 16,362 2.61%
Non-Naturalized 10,180 2.40% 44,240 7.05%

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

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