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Center, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Center had a population of 541 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

The City of Center is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ralls County.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Center: Centre, Jefftown.

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Center, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 541
Daytime Population: Workers 196
Daytime Population: Residents 283
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 479
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 521
Population in Familes 421
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,363
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $47,793
Average Household Income $47,534
Per Capita Income $20,038


Total Housing Units 286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (22.0%)
Median Home Value $74,185
Average Home Value $85,819


Total Households 223
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 0.29%
Households 0.9% 0.27%
Families 1.72% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.44%

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, 2017 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 # 484 53rd
Population Density # 204 80th
Diversity Index # 760 26th
Median Household Income # 389 62nd
Per Capita Income # 727 30th

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