Smith Center, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Smith Center, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Smith Center had a population of 1,713 as of July 1, 2016. Smith Center ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Smith Center is located at latitude 39.7747 and longitude -98.7833 in Smith County. The formal boundaries for the City of Smith Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Smith County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,795 feet.

The City of Smith Center (GNIS ID: 2395900) 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 Smith Center is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Smith County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Smith Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Smith Center, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,713
Population in Households 1,688
Population in Familes 1,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 1,378
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 797
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 951 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 579 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $72,183
Average Home Value $92,931


Median Household Income $35,841
Average Household Income $50,762
Per Capita Income $23,519
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.46% 0.42%
Households 0.37% 0.35%
Families 0.6% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Smith Center, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Smith Center to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 144 79th
Population Density1 # 142 79th
Diversity Index2 # 589 12th
Median Household Income # 620 8th
Per Capita Income # 425 37th

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