Center of Population (US)

I have no profound reason for posting this.  Rather, it is something I came across whilst doing research and thought it was kinda cool:

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  1. PD Shaw says:

    It looks like the population followed the National Road from Cumberland to St. Louis, and then hopped on to Route 66 in the 60s.

  2. Ernieyeball says:

    All I can see is “IFRAMES not supported”.
    Is that because I use Safari browser?

  3. PD Shaw says:

    Link broken? I saw the graphic earlier, now I get “IFRAMES not supported.”

  4. Hmm. Something went wonky. I think it is fixed now.

  5. legion says:

    Hmmm. As someone who was born and raised in Louisville, I’d like to point out that you have to go an awful lot more than 3 miles out of town to get to Illinois…

  6. Boyd says:

    The right side of the graphic is cut off for me in both Chrome and Firefox, so here’s a direct link.

  7. Trumwill says:

    Looks to me like we need to move out capital to Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska.

  8. Tlaloc says:

    I like maps 🙂

  9. PD Shaw says:

    Looks to me like we need to move out capital to Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska.