Center, TX
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Center is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 5,211 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Center is the 352nd largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Center is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.72% of the Center workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Center is a city of professionals, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Center who work in teaching (11.96%), farm management occupations (10.12%), and food service (8.66%).

Also of interest is that Center has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Center spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.05 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Center with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.53% of adults in Center have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Center in 2010 was $16,254, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,016 for a family of four.

Center is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Center home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Center residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Center also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Center include German, English, Dutch, and French .

Center also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.99%.

The most common language spoken in Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.

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