Census Data Shows a Changed American Landscape; New Population Center Is Plato, Mo.

The American landscape shifted dramatically during the past 10 years and the population center of the country moved about 40 miles west from Edgar Springs, Mo., in 2000, to Plato, Mo., population 109. The Census Bureau announced the mean center of population as 2.7 miles northeast of Plato -- an hour's drive south and west of the population center 10 years go. In 2000, the population center of the country rested in Phelps County, Mo., and in 1790, the year Washington, D.C. was named the...Full Story
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