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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 2,350,725 100.00% 2,673,400 100.00%
Total Native Population 2,325,858 98.94% 2,599,710 97.24%
Born in US 2,314,549 98.46% 2,585,866 96.73%
Born in Same State 1,577,038 67.09% 1,707,529 63.87%
Born in Different State 737,511 31.37% 878,337 32.85%
Born Outside US 11,309 0.48% 13,844 0.52%
Total Foreign Born Population 24,867 1.06% 73,690 2.76%
Naturalized 12,121 0.52% 22,055 0.82%
Non-Naturalized 12,746 0.54% 51,635 1.93%

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

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