Center, Texas Population 2021

5,115
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Center is a city located in Shelby County Texas. It is also the county seat of Shelby County. With a 2020 population of 5,115, it is the 359th largest city in Texas and the 4703rd largest city in the United States . Center is currently declining at a rate of -0.58% annually and its population has decreased by -1.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,193 in 2010. Center reached it's highest population of 5,827 in 1980. Spanning over 8 miles, Center has a population density of 653 people per square mile.

The average household income in Center is $47,965 with a poverty rate of 38.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $557 per month, and the median house value is $71,900. The median age in Center is 24.7 years, 22.1 years for males, and 25.2 years for females.

Center Demographics

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

  • White: 61.70%
  • Black or African American: 36.91%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Two or more races: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Center, Texas is 5,115 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,205.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,193.

Center, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,23961.70%
Black or African American1,93836.91%
Some Other Race450.86%
Two or More Races280.53%
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Center Population by Race

Center Population Pyramid $2021

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Center Median Age

24.7


Total

22.1


Male

25.2


Female

Center Adults

There are 3,411 adults, (781 of whom are seniors) in Center.

Center Age Dependency

99.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

69.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Center Sex Ratio

Female

2,685

51.14%

Male

2,565

48.86%

Center Population by Age

Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Center Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.6%24.4%
Male64.7%35.3%
All52.8%47.2%
Non Family50.1%49.9%
Female32.7%67.3%

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Center Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6173.1452.8
Female5544.132.7
Married4353.3675.6
Non Family4271.0750.1
Male2014.4164.7

3.78

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

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Center Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade38415.14%
9th to 12th Grade40816.08%
High School Graduate64825.54%
Some College53220.97%
Associates Degree742.92%
Bachelors Degree34813.72%
Graduate Degree1435.64%
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Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,117913252
Black741522102
Hispanic679310137
Other Race35

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 81.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.56%.

Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,750$36,415$38,571
Less Than 9th Grade$36,368$35,708$
High School Graduate$29,917$$
Some College$27,887$$27,518
Bachelors Degree$53,995$66,545$44,806
Graduate Degree$$$

$37,750

Average Earnings

$36,415

Average Male

$38,571

Average Female

Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Center Language by Age

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Center Language

69.04% of Center residents speak only English, while 30.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.96% of the population.

Center Language

Center Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1,90799552.18%
Hispanic1,49168846.14%
White1,68128717.07%
Other451022.22%

38.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.19%

Male Poverty Rate

43.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Center is Black, with 52.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Center is White, with 17.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.39%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.02%.

Center Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.67%
Some College28.82%
High School28.22%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed23.11%
Female Employed21.51%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Center Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$34,507$47,965
Families$35,923$51,731
Married Families$63,791-
Non Families$19,313$28,643
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Income by Household Type

Center Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.8%

Male Marriage Rate

28.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Center Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Center Marital Status by Race

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Center Marital Status

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117

Number of Veterans

117

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam89
Korea7
World War II
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Center Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7475
75+30
55 to 6412
35 to 54
18 to 34

Center Veterans by Age

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Center Veterans by Race

Center Veterans by Education

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20.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Center Veterans by Education

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55.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

14.9%

Unemployment Rate

Center Employment by Age

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Center Employment by Race

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Center Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.46%

Born in Center

89.39%

Native Born

10.61%

Foreign Born

8.65%

Non Citizen

1.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.39% of Center residents were born in the United States, with 76.46% having been born in Texas. 8.65% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,115-30-0.58%
20205,145-30-0.58%
20195,175-30-0.58%
20185,205-19-0.36%
20175,224-87-1.64%
20165,311110.21%
20155,300-43-0.80%
20145,343-86-1.58%
20135,429-21-0.39%
20125,450500.93%
20115,400541.01%
20105,346-332-0.60%
20005,6787281.38%
19904,950-877-1.62%
19805,8278381.56%
19704,9894791.01%
19604,5101870.42%
19504,3231,3133.69%
19403,0105001.83%
19302,5100.00%

Center Population by Year