List from Chapter 6

LOCALS ONLY: U.S. CITIES WHERE PEOPLE BORN IN THE CITY'S STATE MAKE UP THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION

These are cities with few outsiders, whether they originally come from other states or other countries. Such cities are most prevalent in the South and Appalachian states, though a few places near New York City are overwhelmingly full of native New Yorkers.

CITY, STATE

1. West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
2. Opelousas, Louisiana
3. West Seneca, New York
4. Altoona, Pennsylvania
5. Bessemer, Alabama
6. Massapequa, New York
7. McKeesport, Pennsylvania
7. West Islip, New York
9. Prichard, Alabama
10. Johnstown, Pennsylvania
PERCENTAGE OF THE
POPULATION BORN "IN-STATE"
92.5
92.4
90.3
90.0
89.3
89.2
89.0
89.0
88.8
88.6

Cities listed have at least 20,000 people.

Source: 2000 U.S. Census.

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