27.795850N - 81.634622W - Center of Population Florida 2000 - Ft. Meade, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 27° 45.125 W 081° 48.109
17R E 420982 N 3069997
Quick Description: Located on the corner of US 17 and Broadway St. next to the City Hall in Ft. Meade, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/11/2009 6:08:43 PM
Waymark Code: WM5J3G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 17

Long Description:
The marker states:
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 configuation 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 geogaphic position of latitude 27.752022 North and longitude 81.801788 West.

Provided courtesy of the Florida Surveying and Mapping Society

Type of structure: Sign

Difference between the post coordinates and your GPSr reading:
The coordinates on this marker are for a point over 10 miles east of this location. Because of the remoteness of that point, this marker was placed here.


Reason for the coordinates: Center of Population Florida 2000

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