Contact: Public Information Office
The event will include music, food, remarks and the unveiling of a commemorative survey mark. Attending will be residents of Plato (pop. 109), 600 students from the Plato R-V School, state and local leaders, and the director of the Census Bureau.
The Census Bureau has released the centers of population for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and all counties based on the 2010 Census. Historically, many states and counties have marked and celebrated their centers.
Online Press Kit:
Event materials are posted online and accessible at: http://2010.census.gov/news/press-kits/center-population/center-of-population.html.
For broadcast quality video elements, including B-roll and sound-bites, visit our media download site: http://mediadownload.census.gov.
You can also learn more about the 2010 Center of Population from our Special Edition: Facts for Features by visiting: www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb11ff10.html
For more information about NOAA's National Geodetic Survey, please visit geodesy.noaa.gov.
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