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Center, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Center had a population of 517 as of July 1, 2015. Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Center is located at latitude 39.5096 and longitude -91.5291 in Ralls County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ralls County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The City of Center (GNIS ID: 2393779) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Center: Centre, Jefftown.

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Center, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 517
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 403
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 1,302
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $96,552
Average Home Value $110,863


Median Household Income $40,133
Average Household Income $44,536
Per Capita Income $18,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.34% 0.23%
Households 0.45% 0.37%
Families 1.71% 0.28%
Median Household Income   4.49%
Per Capita Income   2.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Center, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 497 52nd
Population Density1 # 224 78th
Diversity Index2 # 537 48th
Median Household Income # 532 49th
Per Capita Income # 680 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.