Florida 2000 Center of Population

Florida 2000 Center of Population (HM12SI)

Location: Fort Meade, FL 33841 Polk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 27° 45.122', W 81° 48.107'

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Each decade, after it tabulates the decennial census, the U.S. Census Bureau calculates the center of population for the U.S. and each state. The center is determined as the place where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of each state would balance perfectly if all residents were of identical weight. On April 1, 2000, Florida's population was determined to be 15,982,378. Based on that number and the geographic configuration of the state, the centroid of population for Florida was computed at latitude 27.795850? North and longitude 81.634622? West. This computed center point falls on the east side of Lake Buffum located approximately 10.6 miles from this location. Due to the remote location of the true point, [at this time in history] this offset point was established to commemorate Florida's center of population at the beginning of the new century. This marker was incorporated into the state's high precision geodetic network and has a geographic position of latitude 27.752022? North and longitude 81.801788? West.
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HM NumberHM12SI
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Placed ByThe Florida Surveying and Mapping Society
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:57pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 420985 N 3069991
Decimal Degrees27.75203333, -81.80178333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 45.122', W 81° 48.107'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 45' 7.32" N, 81° 48' 6.42" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Co Rd 630, Fort Meade FL 33841, US
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