May 11, 2011

The “Population Center of the United States” is moved to Plato, Missouri. According to the Census Bureau, the center of population is “the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would balance perfectly if all 308,745,538 residents counted in the Census were of identical weight.”

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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