Smith Center, Kansas

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Smith Center, Kansas

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High Points

Smith Center strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Smith Center Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Smith Center Affordability of Rents
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Smith Center Low Violent Crime

Comparative Profile of Smith Center, Kansas

Comparing Smith Center to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 6
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
Median Family Income 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 6 5
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 8 8

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Smith Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 132 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 164 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Smith
Standard Zip Codes 66967
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.779
Longitude -98.784

Smith Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 24.6 inches
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 37 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 69 F
Annual Precip 24.2 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 93 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 23.4 inches
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Smith Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,931 100%
Male 883 45.7%
Female 1,048 54.3%
Under 18 406 21%
18+ 1,525 79%
65+ 620 32.1%
Median Age 46.9
Average Family Size 2.77
White 1,915 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 2 0.1%
Mixed Race 5 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 0.5%

Estimated Smith Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,725
Growth -206
Growth % -10.7%

Smith Center Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 47.6%
English 13.9%
US/American 10.7%
Irish 6.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Dutch 1.9%
Danish 1.8%
Swedish 1.2%
Welsh 1.1%
European 1%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Italian 0.9%
Czech 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
French Canadian 0.4%
Canadian 0.3%
Scottish 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Smith Center, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Harlan (66967)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Smith Center 1,931 $36,316
Agra 306 $36,250
Esbon 148 $34,167
Gaylord 145 $35,000
Kensington 529 $41,250
Lebanon 303 $28,846
Portis 123 $28,333

Smith Center Public Libraries

Smith Center Public Library
117 W. COURT
Smith Center, Kansas
(785) 282-3361
Library Web Site

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Smith Center Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(785) 282-6845
Emergency Service: Yes

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Smith Center High Schools (2004)

Serves 241 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.1

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