Center, Texas

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Population in 2019: 5,175 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 2,526  (48.8%)
Females: 2,649  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

25.1 years
Texas median age:

35.1 years

Zip codes: 75935.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $35,712 (it was $26,061 in 2000)
Center:

$35,712
TX:

$64,034

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,766 (it was $14,233 in 2000)

Center city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,529 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Center:

$83,529
TX:

$200,400

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $100,459; detached houses: $116,769; mobile homes: $19,074

Median gross rent in 2019: $581.

March 2019 cost of living index in Center: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 38.8%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.2% for Black residents, 46.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Center, TX (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Center, Texas as of March 03, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Center is 106 to 1.


Crime rates in Center by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(33.6)
2
(34.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.0)
1
(18.8)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(33.6)
2
(34.3)
4
(69.3)
8
(139.0)
2
(34.7)
1
(18.9)
3
(56.5)
2
(37.5)
2
(37.7)
3
(57.2)
7
(134.2)
5
(92.4)
2
(37.6)
8
(151.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(33.6)
9
(154.6)
4
(69.3)
16
(278.1)
4
(69.3)
7
(132.0)
13
(245.0)
4
(75.1)
8
(150.9)
4
(76.2)
1
(19.2)
3
(55.4)
1
(18.8)
1
(19.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(353.2)
41
(704.1)
29
(502.2)
35
(608.3)
35
(606.7)
34
(641.3)
29
(546.4)
32
(600.6)
34
(641.3)
28
(533.7)
24
(459.9)
38
(702.1)
19
(356.9)
21
(398.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
70
(1,177)
109
(1,872)
59
(1,022)
89
(1,547)
53
(918.7)
31
(584.7)
48
(904.5)
39
(732.0)
51
(961.9)
34
(648.1)
35
(670.8)
18
(332.6)
58
(1,089)
45
(853.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
214
(3,600)
236
(4,053)
268
(4,641)
245
(4,258)
225
(3,900)
168
(3,169)
195
(3,674)
183
(3,435)
193
(3,640)
211
(4,022)
212
(4,063)
141
(2,605)
171
(3,212)
132
(2,504)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(286.0)
28
(480.9)
19
(329.0)
10
(173.8)
14
(242.7)
9
(169.7)
10
(188.4)
13
(244.0)
10
(188.6)
14
(266.9)
6
(115.0)
7
(129.3)
5
(93.9)
4
(75.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(68.7)
2
(34.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(37.7)
2
(37.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(19.1)
1
(19.2)
1
(18.5)
3
(56.3)
1
(19.0)
City-Data.com crime index424.2615.0460.1643.6409.6364.2453.4418.4431.7403.0423.7442.7356.9372.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Center, TX

Crime rate in Center detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 23 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Texas average:

1.79
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Ancestries: American (5.9%), Irish (2.2%), English (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 6.23 square miles.

Population density: 830 people per square mile   (low).

Center, Texas map

572 residents are foreign born (10.6% Latin America).

This city:

10.6%
Texas:

17.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,333 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $556 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 31.79 N, Longitude: 94.18 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,067 (+75.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,302 (72.3%)

Area code: 936

Distribution of median household income in Center, TX in 2019
Distribution of house value in Center, TX in 2019
Center satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $219,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Center, TX residents
Average permit cost in Center, TX
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

8.1%
Texas:

8.0%
Historical population in Center, TX
Historical housing units in Center, TX

Population change in the 1990s: +542 (+10.6%).
Most common industries in Center, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (16.7%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (23.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.6%)
  • Wood products (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Educational services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.4%)
  • Food (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Health care (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Wood products (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Center, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)

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

Center, Texas environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly above Texas state average. It is 301% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/17/2012 at 08:12:00, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 14.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 298.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 23:51:15, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 16.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/2013 at 21:52:38, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 23.6 miles away from Center center
On 1/25/2013 at 07:01:19, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 7.9 miles away from Center center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 356.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Shelby County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Fires: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Center topographic map

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Shelby County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Center:

Marital status in Center, TX
  • Never married: 48.2%
  • Now married: 30.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

For population 25 years and over in Center:

  • High school or higher: 68.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.7
Texas average:

13.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Center
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Center, TX (based on Shelby County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

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.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Shelby County:

10.6%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Shelby County:

28.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Shelby County:

16.1%
Texas:

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 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$73,784$52,0830$0
Water Supply 13$36,179$33,3960$0
Other Government Administration 8$31,587$47,3812$113
Police - Other 7$19,701$33,7730$0
Sewerage 7$20,770$35,6060$0
Firefighters 6$21,598$43,1960$0
Other and Unallocable 4$13,193$39,5790$0
Streets and Highways 4$9,014$27,0420$0
Financial Administration 3$13,616$54,4640$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,107$44,4280$0
Airports 1$2,498$29,9760$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,462$29,5440$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$2,912
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 4$824
Totals for Government 74$255,509$41,4347$3,849

Center government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $827,000 ($159.81)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,782,000 ($344.35)
    Water Utilities: $1,698,000 ($328.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,145,000 ($221.26)
    Sewerage: $957,000 ($184.93)
    Financial Administration: $742,000 ($143.38)
    Central Staff Services: $516,000 ($99.71)
    Local Fire Protection: $447,000 ($86.38)
    Regular Highways: $417,000 ($80.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $382,000 ($73.82)
    Air Transportation: $226,000 ($43.67)
    General Public Buildings: $211,000 ($40.77)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($27.25)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000 ($20.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $97,000 ($18.74)
    Libraries: $54,000 ($10.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,886,000 ($557.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $392,000 ($75.75)

Center government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,408,000 ($272.08)
    Sewerage: $828,000 ($160.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $54,000 ($10.43)
    Highways: $25,000 ($4.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $213,000 ($41.16)
    Sale of Property: $38,000 ($7.34)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($4.44)
    Royalties: $2,000 ($0.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,744,000 ($530.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $10,000 ($1.93)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($0.77)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,923,000 ($371.59)
    Property: $1,469,000 ($283.86)
    Other License: $19,000 ($3.67)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000 ($0.58)

Center government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,100,000 ($2531.40)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,805,000 ($1894.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,000,000 ($772.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $705,000 ($136.23)

Center government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,468,000 ($476.91)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,918,000 ($1723.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $163,000 ($31.50)

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,090 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Nacogdoches County, TX  0.96% ($31,366 average AGI)
from Harris County, TX  0.50% ($43,349)
from Panola County, TX  0.45% ($34,842)


5.39% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,070 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Nacogdoches County, TX  0.82% ($33,614 average AGI)
to Panola County, TX  0.44% ($30,270)
to Harris County, TX  0.33% ($28,143)
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

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 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Center fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 32Number of bridges
  • 387ft / 118mTotal length
  • $14,000Total costs
  • 70,178Total average daily traffic
  • 12,836Total average daily truck traffic
  • 98,150Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Center, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 142000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Center, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Center)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 157 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Center, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 70 (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: 17 (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)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 72. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 116 took place in 2015, and the least - 1 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Center, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (52.1%), and Structure Fires (30.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Center, TX
    • 64052.1%Outside Fires
    • 37230.3%Structure Fires
    • 18014.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 373.0%Other
See full 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
  • BEST WESTERN PLUS CLASSIC INN & SUITES, 210 MOFFITT Dr, Center, Texas 75935 , Phone: (936) 591-0002, Fax: (936) 591-0004
All 6 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Center, TX
  • 63.8%Electricity
  • 32.8%Utility gas
  • 3.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Center, TX
  • 65.7%Electricity
  • 30.7%Utility gas
  • 3.7%No fuel used


Center compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students 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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Priscilla G. Singson (2)
  • Florencio Singson (2)
  • Fredrick Anthony Wulf, Ii (2)
  • Benjamin Leon Wulf (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2021.