In 1790, the population center
of the United States was Kent County, Maryland
. By 2000, it was in Phelps County, Missouri
, more than 1000 miles to the west. Now,1
it's moved a little farther west and south -- 23.4 miles to Texas County, Missouri
How do I know this? Because the U.S. Census Bureau
told me so. You can go to their website for more information, or simply enjoy the interactive graphic below.
1Well, in 2010, actually.