Smith Center, Kansas Population 2024

1,541

Smith Center is a city located in Smith County Kansas. Smith Center has a 2024 population of 1,541. It is also the county seat of Smith County.Smith Center is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -1.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,569 in 2020.

The average household income in Smith Center is $67,212 with a poverty rate of 9.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Smith Center is 46.6 years, 42.5 years for males, and 55.2 years for females.

Smith Center Demographics

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

  • White: 94.09%
  • Other race: 2.4%
  • Two or more races: 2.4%
  • Black or African American: 0.71%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,205.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.78% (-28)
The current population of Smith Center, Kansas is 1,541 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,569.

Smith Center, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,44894.09%
Other race372.4%
Two or more races372.4%
Black or African American110.71%
Asian40.26%
Native American20.13%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Smith Center Population by Race

Smith Center Population Pyramid 2024

Smith Center Median Age

46.6

Total

42.5

Male

55.2

Female

Smith Center Adults

There are 1,273 adults, (457 of whom are seniors) in Smith Center.

Smith Center Age Dependency

88.6

Age Dependency Ratio

56

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith Center Sex Ratio

Female74948.67%
Male79051.33%

Smith Center Population by Age

Smith Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6642.2380.319.7
Married3122.991.78.3
Non Family2821.0772.727.3
Female493.655149
Male214.438119
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3

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

80.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Smith Center Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Smith Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smith Center Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Smith Center Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,819

Average Earnings

$40,769

Average Male

$27,853

Average Female

Smith Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith Center Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Smith Center Language

98.3% of Smith Center residents speak only English, while 1.7% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Smith Center Language

Smith Center Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,3931178.4%
Multiple361644.44%
Black22100%
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9.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.84%

Male Poverty Rate

10.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith Center

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith Center is White, with 8.4% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.62%.

Smith Center Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10%
High School9.3%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
Some College4.77%
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Smith Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed12.13%
Female Unemployed9.09%
Male Employed7.51%
Male Unemployed
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Smith Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith Center Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Smith Center Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith Center Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Smith Center Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Smith Center Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Smith Center Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

144

Number of Veterans

131

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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Smith Center Veterans by War

count

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Smith Center Veterans by Age

count

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Smith Center Veterans by Race

Smith Center Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith Center Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

2.6%

Unemployment Rate

Smith Center Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Smith Center Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Smith 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

69.59%

Born in Smith Center

99.35%

Native Born

0.65%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.35% of Smith Center residents were born in the United States, with 69.59% having been born in Kansas. 0.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Smith Center Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,491-10-0.67%
20281,501-10-0.66%
20271,511-10-0.66%
20261,521-10-0.65%
20251,531-10-0.65%
20241,541-10-0.64%
20231,551-10-0.64%
20221,561-10-0.64%
20211,57120.13%
20201,56940.26%
20191,565-6-0.38%
20181,571-15-0.95%
20171,586-18-1.12%
20161,604-16-0.99%
20151,620-13-0.8%
20141,633191.18%
20131,614-18-1.1%
20121,632-11-0.67%
20111,643-26-1.56%
20101,669
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Smith Center Population by Year