county_centers: Location of United States county centers of population

Description Usage Format Details Source References

Description

A dataset containing the latitude and longitude of the center of population of every United State county, based on population as of the 2010 US Census.

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 3,221 rows and 6 variables:

fips

County's 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code

county_name

County name

state_name

State name

population

Population of the county as of the 2010 US Census

latitude

Latitude of county's center of population, in decimal degrees

longitude

Longitude of county's center of population, in decimal degrees (note: longitudes are given as negative values for longitudes west of the prime meridian)

Details

The latitude and longitude of each county are the county's population-weighted mean center of population, based on population as of the 2010 US Census. For more details on the calculation of these mean centers of population, see the reference below.

Source

https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/centersofpop.html

References

Bureau of the Census, Centers of Population Computation for the United States 1950-2010, U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Washington, DC, issued 2011. http://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/reference/cenpop2010/COP2010_documentation.pdf


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