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.