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Center is a city in Shelby County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its central location in Shelby County.

The latitude of Center is 31.795N. The longitude is -94.178W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 371 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,716.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,061
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Center demographic reports
Center is near the Louisiana border.
The community was established in the 1860s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 39. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 6.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • What-A-Melon Festival - July 5-7, 2007
  • East Texas Poultry Festival - Oct. 4-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Center web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sabine National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Shelby County Museum
Colleges and universities: Shelby Junior College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Center demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shelby County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75935 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Center residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Center ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Center was $14,233, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Center festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Center, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $227.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $654.


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Libraries in Center include Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Shelby County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Center political report.

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The average commute time for Center workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Center include Best Western.

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