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Photographer documents towns at mean center of U.S population, including those in Missouri, Illinois

Photographer documents towns at mean center of U.S population, including those in Missouri, Illinois

“The Centroid” refers to the point of the United States’ mean center of population. Baltimore-based photographer Nate Larson has taken this construction and run with it, documenting life in the “Centroid Towns,” which have been calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau since 1790. Here's how that's done . Over the course of time since 1790, the Centroid point has moved steadily westward from Chestertown, Maryland to Plato, Missouri in 2010. Larson is currently a resident at Paul Artspace, an artists’

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