For population 25 years and over in Center:
For population 15 years and over in Center city:
1,025 residents are foreign born (19.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $950 (1.6%)
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:
Latitude: 31.79 N, Longitude: 94.18 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,511 (+66.9%)
Area code: 936
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 27 (19 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +542 (+10.6%).
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-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 193% 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.
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, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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.
Airports located in Center:
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Public high school in Center:
See full list of schools located in Center, School District: CENTER INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Library in Center:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Center that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 38.3%
(8.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.0% for Black residents, 58.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
People in group quarters in Center in 2000:
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Banks with branches in Center (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Center, Texas:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Center (based on Shelby County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.33%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
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Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
5.86% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,465 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,951 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Center fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Center)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 72 (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: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Center)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Center)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Center, TX
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.