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.
When you are in Center, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 44.70% of Center’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Center is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Center who work in sales jobs (9.15%), teaching (8.30%), and food service (7.34%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Center has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Center has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Center than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Center may be for you.
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 17.71 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Center have a very low rate of college education: just 9.97% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Center in 2010 was $16,504, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,016 for a family of four. However, Center contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Center also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.22% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Center also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 32.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Center include English, Scottish, German, and Dutch.
In addition, Center has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.32%).
The most common language spoken in Center is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.