# What is the center in statistics?

**center**of a distribution is the middle of a distribution. For example, the

**center**of 1 2 3 4 5 is the number 3. If you're asked to find the

**center**of a distribution in

**statistics**, you generally have three options: Look at a graph, or a list of the numbers, and see if the

**center**is obvious.

Also to know is, what is the center of data in statistics?

The **center of data** is a single number that summarizes the entire **data** set. The median is the midpoint value of a **data** set, where the values are arranged in ascending or descending order. The median can be used to find the **center of data** when the numbers in the **data** set contain one or more outliers.

**mean**is the most common measure of

**center**. It is what most people think of when they hear the word "average". However, the

**mean**is affected by extreme values so it may not be the best measure of

**center**to use in a skewed distribution. The

**median**is the value in the

**center**of the

**data**.

Accordingly, what is a center in math?

**Center** of a circle The **center** of a circle is the point which is equidistant from all points on the circle. In the figure below, C is the **center**. The **center** point is often used to label the whole circle. The figure below would be called "the circle C".

If a **histogram** is bell shaped, it can be parsimoniously described by its **center** and spread. The **center** is the location of its axis of symmetry. The spread is the distance between the **center** and one of its inflection points. Here is an a bell-shaped **histogram** with its inflection points marked.