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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 1,003,464 100.00% 1,048,319 100.00%
Total Native Population 908,376 90.52% 929,042 88.62%
Born in US 894,057 89.10% 910,056 86.81%
Born in Same State 636,222 63.40% 643,912 61.42%
Born in Different State 257,835 25.69% 266,144 25.39%
Born Outside US 14,319 1.43% 18,986 1.81%
Total Foreign Born Population 95,088 9.48% 119,277 11.38%
Naturalized 42,670 4.25% 56,184 5.36%
Non-Naturalized 52,418 5.22% 63,093 6.02%

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

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