Smith Center is a very small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 1,641 people and just one neighborhood, Smith Center is the 144th largest community in Kansas. Smith Center has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Smith Center is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Smith Center is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Smith Center who work in management occupations (12.37%), office and administrative support (11.02%) and healthcare (9.95%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Smith Center is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Smith Center’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 13.58 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Smith Center does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.