Center, Missouri

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Center Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Center Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Center, Missouri

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 9
Age of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 4 2
Racial Diversity 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 5
Portion of People Married 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Working at Home 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Housing Recently Built 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 5 5

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Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Ralls
Standard Zip Codes 63436
Phone Area Codes 573
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.508
Longitude -91.528

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 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.7 inches
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 20.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 36.9 inches
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Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 644 100%
Male 315 48.9%
Female 329 51.1%
Under 18 166 25.8%
18+ 478 74.2%
65+ 157 24.4%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 2.94
White 637 98.9%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.9%

Estimated Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 637
Growth -7
Growth % -1.1%

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
US/American 36.8%
German 25.1%
English 10.5%
Irish 9.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
French (except Basque) 3.7%
Italian 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Norwegian 1.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
European 0.6%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Madisonville (63436)

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)
Center 644 $27,125
Curryville 251 $29,583
Frankford 351 $40,156
Monroe City 2,588 $38,750
New London 1,001 $35,192
Perry 666 $35,000
Vandalia 2,529 $33,819

Center Public Libraries

Ralls County Library
Center, Missouri
(573) 267-3200

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Center High Schools (2004)

21622 HWY 19
Serves 256 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

Center Colleges

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