Friday, March 25, 2011

U.S. Census: Center of population still in Missouri

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Missouri still boasts the nation's center of population.

The new demographic center of the U.S. is Plato, Missouri, an unincorporated village in Texas County in southern Missouri.

Plato has a population of 109 people.

The U.S. Census Bureau first calculated the center of population in 1790, when it was determined to be Chestertown, Maryland. Since then, it has steadily moved west.

The Census Bureau will install a marker at the site next month.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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