Geographic Centers of the United States

The Geographic Center of Each of the 50 United States

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Have you ever wondered where the geographic center of a state is located? (The geographic center would be where you could "balance" the state if it were completely flat.) To satisfy your curiosity, here is a list of the geographic centers of the 50 states and Washington, D.C.

To be helpful, both the absolute and relative location are given below. Oh, and if you want the information in kilometers rather than miles, multiply by 1.6.

The Geographic Centers of Each State in the US​

Alabama - 86°38'W 32°50.5'N - 12 mi. SW of Clanton

Alaska - 152°28.2'W 64°43.9'N - 60 mi. NW of Mt. McKinley

Arizona - 111°47.6'W 34°18.5'N - 55 mi. ESE of Prescott

Arkansas - 92°18.1'W 34°48.9'N - 12 mi. NW of Little Rock

California - 120°4.9'W 36°57.9'N - 38 mi. E of Madera

Colorado - 105°38.5'W 38°59.9'N - 30 mi. NW of Pikes Peak

Connecticut - 72°42.4'W 41°35.7'N - at East Berlin

Delaware - 75°30.7'W 38°58.8'N - 11 mi. S of Dover

Florida - 81°37.9'W 28°8'N - 12 mi. NNW of Brooksville

Georgia - 83°29.7'W 32°42.8'N - 18 mi. SE of Macon

Hawaii - 157°16.6'W 20°57.1'N - near Maui Island

Idaho - 114°57.4'W 44°15.4'N - at Custer, SW of Challis

Illinois - 89°18.4'W 40°0.8'N - 28 mi. NE of Springfield

Indiana - 86°16'W 39°53.7'N - 14 mi. NNW of Indianapolis

Iowa - 93°23.1'W 41°57.7N - 5 mi. NE of Ames

Kansas - 98°41.9'W 38°29.9'N - 15 mi. NE of Great Bend

Kentucky - 85°30.4'W 37°21.5'N - 3 mi. NNW of Lebanon

Louisiana - 92°32.2'W 30°58.1'N - 3 mi. SE of Marksville

Maine - 69°14'W 45°15.2'N - 18 mi. N of Dover

Maryland - 77°22.3'W 39°26.5'N - 4½ mi. NW of Davidsonville

Massachusetts - 72°1.9'W 42°20.4'N - in northern Worcester

Michigan - 84°56.3'W 45°3.7'N - 5 mi. NNW of Cadillac

Minnesota - 95°19.6'W 46°1.5'N - 10 mi. southwest of Brainerd

Mississippi - 89°43'W 32°48.9'N - 9 mi. WNW of Carthage

Missouri - 92°37.9'W 38°29.7'N - 20 mi. SW of Jefferson City

Montana - 109°38.3'W 47°1.9'N - 11 mi. W of Lewiston

Nebraska - 99°51.7'W 41°31.5'N - 10 mi. NW of Broken Bow

Nevada - 116°55.9'W 39°30.3'N - 26 mi. SE of Austin

New Hampshire - 71°34.3'W 43°38.5' - 3 mi. E of Ashland

New Jersey - 74°33.5'W 40°4.2'N - 5 mi. SE of Trenton

New Mexico - 106°6.7'W 34°30.1'N - 12 mi. SSW of Willard

New York - 76°1'W 42°57.9'N - 12 mi. S of Oneida and 26 mi. SW of Utica

North Carolina - 79°27.3'W 35°36.2'N - 10 mi. NW of Sanford

North Dakota - 100°34.1'W 47°24.7'N - 5 mi. SW of McClusky

Ohio - 82°44.5'W 40°21.7'N - 25 mi. NNE of Columbus

Oklahoma - 97°39.6'W 35°32.2'N - 8 mi. N of Oklahoma City

Oregon - 120°58.7'W 43°52.1'N - 25 mi. SSE of Prineville

Pennsylvania - 77°44.8'W 40°53.8'N - 2½ mi. SW of Bellefonte

Rhode Island - 71°34.6'W 41°40.3'N - 1 mi. SSW of Crompton

South Carolina - 80°52.4'W 33°49.8'N - 13 mi. SE of Columbia

South Dakota - 100°28.7'W 44°24.1'N - 8 mi. NE of Pierre

Tennessee - 86°37.3'W 35°47.7'N - 5 mi. NE of Murfreesboro

Texas - 99°27.5'W 31°14.6'N - 15 mi. NE of Brady

Utah - 111°41.1'W 39°23.2'N - 3 mi. N of Manti

Vermont - 72°40.3'W 43°55.6'N - 3 mi. E of Roxbury

Virginia - 78°33.8'W 37°29.3'N - 5 mi. SW of Buckingham

Washington - 120°16.1'W 47°20'N - 10 mi. WSW of Wenatchee

Washington, D.C. - 76°51'W 39°10'N - Near 4th & L Sts. N.W.

West Virginia - 80°42.2'W 38°35.9'N - 4 mi. E of Sutton

Wisconsin - 89°45.8'W 44°26'N - 9 mi. SE of Marshfield

Wyoming - 107°40.3'W 42°58.3'N - 58 mi. ENE of Lander