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Center, Missouri - Basic Facts

Center is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Center.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ralls County at latitude 39.5081 and longitude -91.5288. Ralls County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 715 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Center (see map) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Center: Centre, Jefftown.

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Center, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 517
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 403
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 1,302
Diversity Index2 9


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


Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 61 (22.2%)
Median Home Value $94,583
Average Home Value $109,880


Median Household Income $34,719
Average Household Income $40,760
Per Capita Income $17,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.41% 0.15%
Households 0.56% 0.37%
Families 2.11% 0.14%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 499 52nd
Population Density1 # 220 79th
Diversity Index2 # 701 33rd
Median Household Income # 772 25th
Per Capita Income # 798 23rd

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