Smith Center, Kansas Population 2021

1,562
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Smith Center is a city located in Smith County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Smith County. With a 2020 population of 1,562, it is the 143rd largest city in Kansas and the 8562nd largest city in the United States . Smith Center is currently declining at a rate of -0.26% annually and its population has decreased by -6.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,665 in 2010. Smith Center reached it's highest population of 1,669 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Smith Center has a population density of 1,222 people per square mile.

The average household income in Smith Center is $53,420 with a poverty rate of 12.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $487 per month, and the median house value is $64,700. The median age in Smith Center is 49.6 years, 45.7 years for males, and 51.4 years for females.

Smith Center Demographics

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

  • White: 96.34%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Two or more races: 1.29%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Smith Center, Kansas is 1,562 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,574.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,665.

Smith Center, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,42396.34%
Asian211.42%
Two or More Races191.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native90.61%
Black or African American50.34%
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Smith Center Population by Race

Smith Center Population Pyramid $2021

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Smith Center Median Age

49.6


Total

45.7


Male

51.4


Female

Smith Center Adults

There are 1,198 adults, (423 of whom are seniors) in Smith Center.

Smith Center Age Dependency

90.6

Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith Center Sex Ratio

Female

757

51.25%

Male

720

48.75%

Smith Center Population by Age

Smith Center Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smith Center Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.6%8.4%
All75.9%24.1%
Non Family63.6%36.4%
Female51.3%48.8%
Male50%50%

75.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smith Center Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7221.9875.9
Married3562.6391.6
Non Family2801.0563.6
Female802.2951.3
Male62.6750

2.53

Average Family Size

1.98

Average Household Size

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Smith Center Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade322.83%
9th to 12th Grade585.13%
High School Graduate37332.98%
Some College25922.90%
Associates Degree14012.38%
Bachelors Degree19817.51%
Graduate Degree716.28%
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Smith Center Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smith Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,079993243
Asian212121
2+ Races1175
Native American99
Hispanic66
Black55

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Smith Center Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,500$29,583$24,135
Less Than 9th Grade$15,000$$16,000
High School Graduate$22,411$25,509$16,000
Some College$28,125$37,969$21,250
Bachelors Degree$39,219$39,063$45,313
Graduate Degree$45,000$38,125$

$26,500

Average Earnings

$29,583

Average Male

$24,135

Average Female

Smith Center Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith Center Language by Age

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Smith Center Language

98.92% of Smith Center residents speak only English, while 1.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.58% of the population.

Smith Center Language

Smith Center Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,37217412.68%
Multiple191157.89%

12.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.46%

Male Poverty Rate

13.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith Center

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith Center is Multiple, with 57.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith Center is White, with 12.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.35%.

Smith Center Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.33%
Bachelors or Greater9.30%
Some College8.44%
High School7.95%

Smith Center Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed41.67%
Female Employed12.64%
Male Employed6.74%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Smith Center Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith Center Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,258$53,420
Families$47,143$62,345
Married Families$51,000-
Non Families$23,482$37,891
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Income by Household Type

Smith Center Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith Center Married by Age and Sex

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Smith 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 55-64.

Smith Center Marital Status by Race

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Smith Center Marital Status

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127

Number of Veterans

110

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40
Korea26
Second Gulf War20
World War II11
First Gulf War10

Smith Center Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+51
65 to 7441
35 to 5424
18 to 346
55 to 645

Smith Center Veterans by Age

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Smith Center Veterans by Race

Smith Center Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith Center Veterans by Education

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59.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Smith Center Employment by Age

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Smith Center Employment by Race

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Smith 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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73.46%

Born in Smith Center

98.10%

Native Born

1.90%

Foreign Born

1.90%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.10% of Smith Center residents were born in the United States, with 73.46% having been born in Kansas. 1.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Smith Center Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,562-4-0.26%
20201,566-4-0.25%
20191,570-4-0.25%
20181,574-11-0.69%
20171,585-18-1.12%
20161,603-16-0.99%
20151,619-13-0.80%
20141,632181.12%
20131,614-18-1.10%
20121,632-11-0.67%
20111,643-26-1.56%
20101,6690.00%

Smith Center Population by Year