State Population Centers

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Last updated 08/27/2008

Raw file: Population_Centers_2000.csv (1.74 KB)

Includes 52 locations in the following areas:

  • United States: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY
  • some may be in: DC (near a border)

This file contains the population centers of each state and the US based upon the 2000 Census data.

The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the state or US would balance perfectly if all residents were of identical weight.