The West is Becoming America’s New ‘Heartland’

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Missouri has been at the U.S. center since 1980 but the geography is clearly shifting, with the West beginning to emerge as America’s new heartland.

America’s population center is edging away from the Midwest, pulled by Hispanic growth in the Southwest, according to census figures. The historic shift is changing the nation’s politics and even the traditional notion of the country’s heartland — long the symbol of mainstream American beliefs and culture.

 

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Airfares at DIA Dropped 33 Percent Lower Than the National Average

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Low fares at Denver International Airport have ensured growing numbers of passengers.

In 2000, travelers departing from Denver International Airport paid an average of $442 for their flights. Fast-forward 10 years, and the same flight out of Denver cost an average of $294 — $47 less than the national average, according to a report issued Monday by the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

 

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