Center, Texas Population 2022

5,227
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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.

Center Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Centerwas:

  • White: 69.33%
  • Black or African American: 26.36%
  • Other race: 3.84%
  • Two or more races: 0.46%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Center, Texas is 5,227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,221.

Center, Texas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,59069.33%
Black or African American1,36526.36%
Some Other Race1993.84%
Two or More Races240.46%
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Center Population by Race

Center Population Pyramid 2022

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Center Median Age

30


Total

24.8


Male

37.2


Female

Center Adults

There are 3,675 adults, (844 of whom are seniors) in Center.

Center Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Center Sex Ratio

Female

2,526

48.78%

Male

2,652

51.22%

Center Population by Age

Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Center Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.8%14.2%
All63.7%36.3%
Non Family62.4%37.6%
Male53.9%46.1%
Female36.6%63.4%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Center Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7132.9363.7
Married6143.485.8
Male2693.8753.9
Female3833.736.6
Non Family4471.0562.4

3.44

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Center Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade53418.85%
9th to 12th Grade44315.64%
High School Graduate89631.63%
Some College47816.87%
Associates Degree582.05%
Bachelors Degree29310.34%
Graduate Degree1314.62%
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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
White1,4021,143335
Black74761689
Hispanic68497
Other Race177

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%.

Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,926$45,313$29,463
Less Than 9th Grade$34,809$35,705$
High School Graduate$$$
Some College$29,113$53,172$28,663
Bachelors Degree$65,677$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$36,926

Average Earnings

$45,313

Average Male

$29,463

Average Female

Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Center Language by Age

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Center Language

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.

Center Language

Center Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,62896159.03%
Black1,34472153.65%
White2,04223611.56%
Other22NaN%

38.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.83%

Male Poverty Rate

40.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Center

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%.

Center Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.42%
High School46.02%
Some College22.22%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed26.42%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed19.12%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Center Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,125$54,656
Families$35,688$57,492
Married Families$60,292-
Non Families$30,057$34,968
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Income by Household Type

Center Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Center Marital Status by Race

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Center Marital Status

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147

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War
Vietnam107
Korea19
World War II4

Center Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54
55 to 6417
65 to 7493
75+37

Center Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1365.67%
Black111.04%

Center Veterans by Race

Center Veterans by Education

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13.18%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Center Veterans by Education

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50.5%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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77.23%

Born in Center

86.37%

Native Born

13.63%

Foreign Born

13.63%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Center Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19302,5100.00%
19403,0105001.83%
19504,3231,3133.69%
19604,5101870.42%
19704,9894791.01%
19805,8278381.56%
19904,950-877-1.62%
20005,6787281.38%
20105,193-485-0.89%
20115,19630.06%
20125,19930.06%
20135,20230.06%
20145,20530.06%
20155,20830.06%
20165,21130.06%
20175,21430.06%
20185,21730.06%
20195,22030.06%
20205,22110.02%
20215,22430.06%
20225,22730.06%

Center Population by Year