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 1,681 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,681
Daytime Population: Workers 1,151
Daytime Population: Residents 967
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,118
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 1,657
Population in Familes 1,294
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,352
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $37,403
Average Household Income $53,781
Per Capita Income $25,060


Total Housing Units 940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 576 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 211 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 153 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $71,047
Average Home Value $92,548


Total Households 787
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 480
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 0.13% -0.05%
Households 0.14% -0.03%
Families 0.29% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

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, 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 # 143 79th
Population Density # 141 79th
Diversity Index # 599 11th
Median Household Income # 616 8th
Per Capita Income # 408 39th

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