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 point has been calculated beginning with the 1790 census that placed this point near Chestertown, Maryland. The point then moved steadily west and dipped south, currently residing in Plato, Missouri. Please explore the sites through the menu at the left. Centroid Towns is a project by Baltimore-based photographer Nate Larson.