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Smith Center, Kansas
Welcome to Smith Center ...
The location of Smith Center has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Smith Center: Smith Ctr. (or less commonly used: Smith Cen., Smith Cent. or Smith Cntr.)
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Smith Center has a population of 1,565 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Smith Center.
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.<4>.
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<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smith Center had an population of 1,565 people. This is a decrease of 6.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.95% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Smith Center had a population of 1,665 people (or 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 (which had a count of 1,931 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Smith Center.
Communities near Smith Center ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Smith Center.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Smith Center. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smith Center.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smith Center.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smith Center. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers 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.
Adding Smith Center to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Smith Center in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Smith Center was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Smith Center on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Smith Center on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 17 Apr 2022