Texas County, Missouri, is now the center of the U.S. population

Nice job, Texas County, Missouri! According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest calculations, you guys are the center of the country’s population. Gargle those balls, 2000 center Phelps County!

That isn’t to say that the country has somehow shifted to make Texas County America’s geographical center, only that it’s the place that “an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of the United States would perfectly balance if all its residents were of identical weight.” So, yeah, this has absolutely no practical application. Unless you’re a physicist or something like that. Are there any physicists reading this who would like to weigh in? If everyone in Texas County jumped at the same time, could the shock of their feet hitting the ground cause another tsunami in Asia? 

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