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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 1,793,477 100.00% 1,808,344 100.00%
Total Native Population 1,777,765 99.12% 1,788,954 98.93%
Born in US 1,772,466 98.83% 1,782,125 98.55%
Born in Same State 1,386,139 77.29% 1,342,589 74.24%
Born in Different State 386,327 21.54% 439,536 24.31%
Born Outside US 5,299 0.30% 6,829 0.38%
Total Foreign Born Population 15,712 0.88% 19,390 1.07%
Naturalized 9,276 0.52% 10,446 0.58%
Non-Naturalized 6,436 0.36% 8,944 0.49%

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

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