WASHINGTON, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
Profile America — Monday, July 13th. Major league baseball is paused in order to play its 86th All-Star Game. Tomorrow's event takes place in Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park, home of baseball's oldest franchise — the Reds. The first All-Star Game was played on July 6, 1933, at Comiskey Park in Chicago. In 1933, all 16 teams in the major leagues were clustered in the northeast of the country, with St. Louis being the southern-most and farthest west outpost of the national pastime. That year, the mean center of the U.S. population was in southwestern Indiana. The number of major league teams has almost doubled since then, expanding to the far corners of the continental U.S. Trends in population growth and migration put the mean center in south-central Missouri. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
MLB All-Star game: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2014/index.jsp
The first game: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/history/mlb_asgrecaps_story_headline.jsp?story_page=recap_1933
Center of population: http://www.census.gov/2010census/data/center-of-population.php
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau