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Welcome to Smith Center ...

The city of Smith Center is located in Smith County and is the County Seat for Smith County.

The location of Smith Center has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Smith Center: Smith Ctr. (or less commonly used: Smith Cen., Smith Cent. or Smith Cntr.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Smith Center has a population of 1,581 people<2> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Smith Center: Named for J. Nelson Smith, a Major with the 2nd Colorado Cavalry and who was killed at the Battle of Westport.

Smith Center is 1,800 feet [549 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Smith Center lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Smith Center: (785)

The ZIP code for Smith Center: 66967<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smith Center had a population of 1,665 people (which is 43.21% of the total population of Smith County). This makes Smith Center the county's most populous community.

The population of Smith Center represents 0.06% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 143rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,665 people, the population of Smith Center decreased 13.78% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,931 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Smith Center had an population of 1,581 people. This is a decrease of 5.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.13% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Smith Center.

Communities near Smith Center ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kensington   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the West (W) of Smith Center

Agra   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Smith Center

Located in Phillips County

Lebanon   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Smith Center

Kirwin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Smith Center

Located in Phillips County

Gaylord   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Smith Center

Portis   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Smith Center

Located in Osborne County

Esbon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) of Smith Center

Located in Jewell County

Athol   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Smith Center

Cedar   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Smith Center

Harlan   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Smith Center

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Smith Center.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smith Center. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Smith Center. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smith Center. Our list includes 24 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Smith Center:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smith Center ...

Looking for more information about Smith Center? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Smith Center, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Smith Center.

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Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smith Center.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smith Center - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Smith Center). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Smith Center or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smith Center) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Smith Center. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smith Center

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smith Center. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7794, Longitude: -98.7833     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smith Center have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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