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Population in 2014: 5,232 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 2,531  (48.4%)
Females: 2,701  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  36.3 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 75935.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,172 (it was $26,061 in 2000)
Center:

$29,172
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,068 (it was $14,233 in 2000)

Center city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,756 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Center:

$74,756
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $104,373; Detached houses: $107,788; Mobile homes: $46,546

Median gross rent in 2013: $544.

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  • Races in Center, TX (2010)

    Center races chart
    • 2,03039.1%White alone
    • 1,71833.1%Black alone
    • 1,35526.1%Hispanic
    • 410.8%Asian alone
    • 370.7%Two or more races
    • 50.10%American Indian alone
    • 70.1%Other race alone

Races in Center detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Center: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (11.2%), Irish (5.6%), English (4.5%), German (2.2%), Italian (1.7%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 6.23 square miles.

Population density: 839 people per square mile   (low).

Center,TX real estate house value index trend

Center, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Center:

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Center city:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 6.2%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

1,023 residents are foreign born (19.1% Latin America).

This city:

19.1%
Texas:

16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,304 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $779 (0.9%)

Center satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Shreveport, LA (52.4 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (157.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Aiken-Neuville, TX (2.9 miles ), Tenaha, TX (3.3 miles ), Joaquin, TX (3.8 miles ), Timpson, TX (3.9 miles ), Logansport, LA (4.1 miles ), Shelbyville, TX (4.1 miles ), Huxley, TX (4.2 miles ), Garrison, TX (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $51,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $48,000
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $243,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $22,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $215,000
  • 2012: 12 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2014: 15 buildings, average cost: $92,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 31.79 N, Longitude: 94.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,573 (+66.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,245 (60.4%)

Area code: 936

Center household income distribution Center home values distribution

Crime rates in Center by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0001220100010
per 100,000 0.00.00.017.233.634.30.017.40.00.00.018.80.0
Rapes 1101224821322
per 100,000 16.917.50.017.233.634.369.3139.034.718.956.537.537.7
Robberies 766429416471348
per 100,000 118.0104.8103.268.933.6154.669.3278.169.3132.0245.075.1150.9
Assaults 27323429214129353534293234
per 100,000 455.3559.1585.0499.4353.2704.1502.2608.3606.7641.3546.4600.6641.3
Burglaries 9011091797010959895331483951
per 100,000 1,517.71,922.11,565.71,360.41,177.51,871.91,021.61,546.8918.7584.7904.5732.0961.9
Thefts 266278239337214236268245225168195183193
per 100,000 4,485.74,857.64,112.25,803.33,599.74,052.94,640.74,257.93,900.23,168.63,674.43,434.73,640.1
Auto thefts 1633212817281910149101310
per 100,000 269.8576.6361.3482.2286.0480.9329.0173.8242.7169.7188.4244.0188.6
Arson 1101042020220
per 100,000 16.917.50.017.20.068.734.60.034.70.037.737.50.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 418.5498.0422.0500.4397.0575.5430.5602.2383.3340.8424.2391.5404.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 26 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.57
Texas average:

2.05
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +542 (+10.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Center: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Center, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Center, Texas average temperatures Center, Texas average precipitation Center, Texas humidity Center, Texas wind speed Center, Texas snowfall Center, Texas sunshine Center, Texas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Center-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/12/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Center city center killed 18 people and injured 77 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/12/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 15 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 363.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 259.7 miles away from Center center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 262.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 394.0 miles away from Center center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 346.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Center topographic map

Birthplace of: Bob LeMond - Radio personality and actor, Bryan Hitt - Rock drummer, Charles A. Ray - Diplomat, Charles McClelland - Police officer, Wayne Christian - Politician, Charlie Bradshaw (American football) - Football player, Del Shofner - Football player, Joe Williams (running back) - Football player, William Carey Mathes - Federal judge.

Hospitals and medical centers in Center:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (602 HURST STREET)
  • SHELBY GENERAL HOSPITAL (114 HURST)
  • SHELBY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 602 HURST STREET)
  • GREEN ACRES CONVALESCENT CENTER (501 TIMPSON STREET)
  • GREEN ACRES OF CENTER (501 TIMPSON ST)
  • HOLIDAY NURSING CENTER (280 MOFFETT DR)
  • PINE GROVE NURSING CENTER (246 HALEY DRIVE)
  • RCG - CENTER DIALYSIS (457 HWY 7 EAST)
  • EAST TEXAS HOME HEALTH (708 SOUTHVIEW CIRCLE)

airports located in Center:

See details about airports located in Center, TX

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Center:

  • Stephen F Austin State University (about 28 miles; Nacogdoches, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,542)
  • Angelina College (about 48 miles; Lufkin, TX; FT enrollment: 3,478)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 52 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Southern University at Shreveport (about 56 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,277)
  • LeTourneau University (about 57 miles; Longview, TX; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • Kilgore College (about 58 miles; Kilgore, TX; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 61 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 6,209)

Public high school in Center:

  • CENTER H S (Students: 361, Location: 658 ROUGHRIDER DR, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Center:

  • CENTER EL (Students: 634, Location: 621 ROUGHRIDER DR, Grades: 1-3)
  • CENTER INT (Students: 621, Location: 624 MALONE DR, Grades: 4-5)
  • CENTER MIDDLE (Students: 491, Location: 302 KENNEDY ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • EXCELSIOR EL (Location: 11270 ST HWY 7 W, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Center

Library in Center:

  • FANNIE BROWN BOOTH MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $135,612; Location: 619 TENAHA ST; 14,052 books; 3,356 audio materials; 976 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • FM RADIO STATIONS 107.7, 98.9, 95.5, 98.1

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Notable locations in Center: Shelby County Museum (A), Center Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Prairie View Cemetery (1), Mull Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Center: Shelby County Courthouse Square (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Best Western Inn (1005 Hurst St).

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.9%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.3% for Black residents, 29.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.6%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
162 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Center in 2000:

  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 45 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Center, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Center (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: Center Branch, Drive-In Facility, at 115 Shelbyville Street. Info updated 2010/07/21: Bank assets: $343.1 mil, Deposits: $301.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Bancshares, Inc.
  • Shelby Savings Bank, SSB: Center North Branch at 1110 Hurst Street, branch established on 2008/11/17; Shelby Savings Bank, Ssb at 111 Selma Street, branch established on 1979/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $258.6 mil, Deposits: $210.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Shelby Bancshares, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Center Wal-Mart Branch at 810 Hurst Street, branch established on 2005/01/26. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Citizens Bank: Center Branch at 104 Austin Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $338.0 mil, Deposits: $305.1 mil, headquarters in Kilgore, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: East Texas Financial Corporation
  • Sabine State Bank and Trust Company: Center Tx Branch at 205 Hurst Street, branch established on 2006/02/01. Info updated 2006/09/14: Bank assets: $683.7 mil, Deposits: $592.9 mil, headquarters in Many, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 45 total offices, Holding Company: Sabine Bancshares, Inc.
  • Texas State Bank: Center Branch at 163 Cass-Caid, branch established on 2007/02/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $118.2 mil, Deposits: $105.1 mil, headquarters in Joaquin, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Joaquin Bankshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

20.3
Texas average:

14.4

Center travel time to work - commute Center mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Center city (based on Shelby County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,21669
Catholic1,2632
Black Protestant1,1366
Mainline Protestant1,08015
Other42
None11,749-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Shelby County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Shelby County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Shelby County:

3.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

4.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.6%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.1%
State:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.2%
Texas:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Center:

43.6%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Center:

28.8
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Center:

21.7%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.1%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Center:

32.6%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Center:

52.5%
Texas:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
State:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Center, TX Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$16,764$33,5281$1,362
Other Government Administration 7$32,754$56,1507$700
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$6,500
Police Protection - Officers 22$75,161$40,9970$0
Police - Other 7$18,753$32,1482$2,017
Firefighters 6$21,339$42,6780$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,213$31,7110$0
Airports 1$2,737$32,8440$0
Sewerage 8$23,851$35,7770$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,407$56,4422$2,055
Water Supply 13$38,606$35,6360$0
Totals for Government 77$252,585$39,36414$12,634

Center government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,657,000 ($507.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $491,000 ($93.85)
    Regular Highways: $237,000 ($45.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($1.91)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($1.72)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,015,000 ($194.00)
    Water Utilities: $912,000 ($174.31)
    Police Protection: $705,000 ($134.75)
    General Public Buildings: $425,000 ($81.23)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $420,000 ($80.28)
    Central Staff Services: $355,000 ($67.85)
    Regular Highways: $353,000 ($67.47)
    Fire Protection: $257,000 ($49.12)
    Corrections - Other: $116,000 ($22.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $84,000 ($16.06)
    Air Transportation: $77,000 ($14.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $78,000 ($14.91)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $43,000 ($8.22)
    General Public Building: $30,000 ($5.73)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($5.54)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($4.40)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($2.10)
    Corrections - Other: $3,000 ($0.57)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,370,000 ($452.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $204,000 ($38.99)

Center government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $58,000 ($11.09)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $934,000 ($178.52)
    Sewerage: $478,000 ($91.36)
    All Other: $10,000 ($1.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $211,000 ($40.33)
    Interest Earnings: $180,000 ($34.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,803,000 ($344.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,010,000 ($193.04)
    All Other: $465,000 ($88.88)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,077,000 ($205.85)
    Property: $840,000 ($160.55)
    Public Utilities: $339,000 ($64.79)
    NEC: $3,000 ($0.57)

Center government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,720,000 ($1284.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,720,000 ($1284.40)

Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,943,000 ($562.50)

5.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nacogdoches County, TX  0.63% ($27,200 average AGI)
from Panola County, TX  0.45% ($34,694)
from Harris County, TX  0.38% ($37,667)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,158 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nacogdoches County, TX  1.02% ($26,111 average AGI)
to Panola County, TX  0.39% ($32,742)
to Harris County, TX  0.38% ($20,033)

Strongest AM radio stations in Center:

  • KDET (930 AM; 1 kW; CENTER, TX; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGAS (1590 AM; 3 kW; CARTHAGE, TX; Owner: JERRY T. HANSZEN)
  • KOFY (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GILMER, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KSML (1260 AM; 5 kW; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: KASA FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KWRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HENDERSON, TX; Owner: JERRY RUSSELL D/B/A THE RUSSELL COMPANY)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Center:

  • KQBB (100.5 FM; CENTER, TX; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KYKS (105.1 FM; LUFKIN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAFX-FM (95.5 FM; DIBOLL, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KORI (104.7 FM; MANSFIELD, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KJVC (92.7 FM; MANSFIELD, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KTBQ (107.7 FM; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQSI (92.5 FM; SAN AUGUSTINE, TX; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGOD-LP (94.1 FM; TENAHA, TX; Owner: INTERNATIONAL MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP INC. (IMF))

TV broadcast stations around Center:

  • KLSB-TV (Channel 19; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Owner: KLSB ACQUISITION CORP.)
Center fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Center fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $1,000Total costs
  • 10,600Total average daily traffic
  • 1,196Total average daily truck traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Center)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Center, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Center)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Center)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Center

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Center, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Center, Texas:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1005 Hurst St, Center, Texas 75935 , Phone: (936) 598-3384, Fax: (936) 598-7664
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites, 143 Expy Blvd, Center, Texas 75935 , Phone: (936) 591-8101, Fax: (936) 591-8205
  • Super 8 Center, 907 Hurst St, Center, Texas 75935 , Phone: (936) 598-9420, Fax: (936) 598-9428
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 181 Civic Center Dr, Center, Texas 75935 , Phone: (936) 590-9090, Fax: (936) 590-4460
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Center, 141 Expy Blvd, Center, Texas 75935 , Phone: (936) 598-4447, Fax: (936) 598-3339
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Center, Texas
Most common first names in Center, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15073.0 years
William11977.5 years
John11074.5 years
Mary8980.2 years
Robert7071.7 years
Willie6573.2 years
Annie5481.0 years
Thomas4973.3 years
George4773.5 years
Henry4377.8 years
Most common last names in Center, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7974.4 years
Williams7576.3 years
Jones7275.8 years
Johnson6477.6 years
Hughes6477.4 years
Adams5574.1 years
Davis4578.7 years
Parker4277.6 years
Samford4177.4 years
Moore3769.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
Businesses in Center, TX
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike2
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1

Center compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Center on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most mentions on city-data.com forum"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Legal occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
There are 23 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2016.