Center is a city located in Shelby County Texas. Center has a 2020 population of 5,227. It is also the county seat of Shelby County. Center is currently growing at a rate of 0.06% annually and its population has increased by 0.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,221 in 2010.
The average household income in Center is $47,965 with a poverty rate of 38.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $702 per month, and the median house value is $62,500. The median age in Center is 24.7 years, 22.1 years for males, and 25.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Centerwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 82.46%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 23.89%.
63.41% of Center residents speak only English, while 36.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.59% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Center is Hispanic, with 59.03% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Center is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.66%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Center
86.37% of Center residents were born in the United States, with 77.23% having been born in Texas. 13.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.
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