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Map showing changes to the mean center of population for the United States, 1790–2010 (US Census Bureau)<ref>Mean Center of Population for the United States: 1790 to 2010 from the U.S. Census Bureau website.</ref>
The center of the US population, 13th census, near Bloomington, Indiana
The center of the US population, 13th census (1910), near Bloomington, Indiana
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The mean center of the United States population is determined by the United States Census Bureau from the results of each census. The Bureau defines it to be:

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After moving roughly {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} west by south during the 19th century, during the 20th century the shift in the mean center of population was less pronounced, moving {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} west and {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} south. The southerly movement was much stronger during the second half of the 20th century; 79% of the southerly movement happened between 1950 and 2000.


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