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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 3,145,585 100.00% 3,450,654 100.00%
Total Native Population 3,080,096 97.92% 3,318,907 96.18%
Born in US 3,054,091 97.09% 3,290,431 95.36%
Born in Same State 1,996,579 63.47% 2,158,827 62.56%
Born in Different State 1,057,512 33.62% 1,131,604 32.79%
Born Outside US 26,005 0.83% 28,476 0.83%
Total Foreign Born Population 65,489 2.08% 131,747 3.82%
Naturalized 28,882 0.92% 45,766 1.33%
Non-Naturalized 36,607 1.16% 85,981 2.49%

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

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