Smith Center, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Smith Center, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Smith Center had a population of 1,622 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Smith Center, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,622
Population in Households 1,597
Population in Familes 1,252
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,304
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $36,758
Average Household Income $54,231
Per Capita Income $25,331


Total Housing Units 927 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 546 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (18.0%)
Median Home Value $73,288
Average Home Value $96,487


Total Households 760
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 463
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.32% -0.69%
Households -0.3% -0.69%
Families -0.18% -0.79%
Median Household Income   0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.17%

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, 2018 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 # 146 78th
Population Density # 153 77th
Diversity Index # 566 16th
Median Household Income # 634 6th
Per Capita Income # 363 46th

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