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Centre, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Centre had a population of 3,457 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Centre is located at latitude 34.1554 and longitude -85.6688 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Centre (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The City of Centre (GNIS ID: 2404025) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Centre is located within Centre Division of Cherokee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Centre population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Centre: Center.

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Centre, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,457
Population in Households 3,250
Population in Familes 2,645
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density1 302
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,421
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 929
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,751 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 938 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 483 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 330 (18.8%)
Median Home Value $146,429
Average Home Value $175,746


Median Household Income $38,703
Average Household Income $52,167
Per Capita Income $22,526
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.09%
Households -0.06% -0.03%
Families 0.87% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Centre, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centre to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 151 74th
Population Density1 # 237 59th
Diversity Index2 # 426 26th
Median Household Income # 257 56th
Per Capita Income # 166 72nd

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