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The City of Center had a population of 5,295 as of July 1, 2016. Center ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Center is located at latitude 31.7951 and longitude -94.179 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

The City of Center (GNIS ID: 2409423) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Center is located within Center Division of Shelby County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Center, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,295
Population in Households 5,215
Population in Familes 4,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density1 785
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 1,879
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,251
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,026 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 853 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 302 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $89,392
Average Home Value $121,957


Median Household Income $27,468
Average Household Income $39,009
Per Capita Income $14,367
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% -0.05%
Households 0.11% -0.14%
Families 0.34% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   0.91%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Center, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 385 78th
Population Density1 # 881 50th
Diversity Index2 # 31 98th
Median Household Income # 1619 7th
Per Capita Income # 1479 15th

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