Centroid Towns is a social documentary project creating a portrait of the towns tagged as the mean center of population by the United States Census Bureau. This symbolic center has been calculated beginning with the 1790 census placed this point near Chestertown, Maryland. The point then moved steadily west and dipped south, currently residing in Plato, Missouri. Please explore the project through the menu at the left. Centroid Towns is a project by Baltimore-based photographer Nate Larson.