Center, Texas Population 2024

5,101

Center is a city located in San Augustine County and Shelby County Texas. Center has a 2024 population of 5,101. It is also the county seat of Shelby County. Center is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -1.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,193 in 2020.

The average household income in Center is $70,713 with a poverty rate of 31.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Center is 38.2 years, 30.9 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Center Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Center was:

  • White: 59.34%
  • Black or African American: 26.07%
  • Other race: 8.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 3.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.82%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native American: 0%
State
Texas
Land Area (mi²)
8.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
638.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.77% (-92)
The current population of Center, Texas is 5,101 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,193.

Center, Texas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,09859.34%
Black or African American1,36126.07%
Other race4328.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1633.12%
Two or more races1472.82%
Asian200.38%
Native American00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Center Population by Race

Center Population Pyramid 2024

Center Median Age

38.2

Total

30.9

Male

42.5

Female

Center Adults

There are 3,772 adults, (849 of whom are seniors) in Center.

Center Age Dependency

78.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Center Sex Ratio

Female2,67751.27%
Male2,54448.73%

Center Population by Age

Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8522.7358.241.8
Married7182.9380.119.9
Non Family5231.2372.727.3
Female3494.2422.677.4
Male2623.1616.883.2

3.11

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Center Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade36411.21%
Associates Degree1083.33%
Bachelors Degree2427.46%
Graduate Degree1725.3%
High School Graduate1,41443.56%
Less Than 9th Grade33110.2%
Some College61518.95%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Center Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5261,273333
Black86784638
Hispanic7192980
Other Race275980
2+ Races887243
Islander51510
Asian20200

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 48.86%.

Center Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$65,000$56,078$73,211
Graduate Degree$250,001$250,001$0
High School Graduate$35,239$51,442$18,594
Less Than 9th Grade$27,119$41,636$0
Overall$35,439$51,765$26,186
Some College$30,748$0$30,568

$35,439

Average Earnings

$51,765

Average Male

$26,186

Average Female

Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Center Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Center Language

74.83% of Center residents speak only English, while 25.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.76% of the population.

Center Language

Center Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,34071553.36%
Hispanic1,34157843.1%
Islander163163100%
White2,1341255.86%
Other43210925.23%
Multiple12421.61%

31.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.87%

Male Poverty Rate

30.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Center is Islander, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Center is Multiple, with 1.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.89%.

Center Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School35.04%
Less Than 9th Grade17.54%
Some College15.34%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Center Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25.58%
Male Employed17.48%
Female Employed12.67%
Female Unemployed0%

Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Center Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$52,912$70,560
Households$57,875$70,713
Married Families$68,732$-999,999,999
Non Families$66,410$55,032

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Center Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Center Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Center Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Center Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Center Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

171

Number of Veterans

171

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War107
Second Gulf War49
Vietnam27
World War II6
Korea0

Center Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54127
65 to 7427
75+17
18 to 340
55 to 640

Center Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White994.37%
Hispanic788.86%
2+ Races4933.33%
Black232.45%

Center Veterans by Race

Center Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Center Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Center Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Center Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Center Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.17%

Born in Center

87.36%

Native Born

12.64%

Foreign Born

9.54%

Non Citizen

3.1%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.36% of Center residents were born in the United States, with 77.17% having been born in Texas. 9.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Center Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,986-23-0.46%
20285,009-23-0.46%
20275,032-23-0.45%
20265,055-23-0.45%
20255,078-23-0.45%
20245,101-23-0.45%
20235,124-23-0.45%
20225,147-25-0.48%
20215,172-21-0.4%
20205,193450.87%
20195,148-35-0.68%
20185,183-21-0.4%
20175,204-97-1.83%
20165,301150.28%
20155,286-50-0.94%
20145,336-89-1.64%
20135,425-21-0.39%
20125,446460.85%
20115,400520.97%
20105,348-330-5.81%
20005,67872814.71%
19904,950-877-15.05%
19805,82783816.8%
19704,98947910.62%
19604,5101874.33%
19504,3231,31343.62%
19403,01050019.92%
19302,51000%
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Center Population by Year