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Centre, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Centre is a populated place located in Cherokee County at latitude 34.1554 and longitude -85.6688. Cherokee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 663 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Centre, but most people and references simply refer to it as Centre, Alabama.

The Census Class Code for Centre indicates a . The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Centre: Center.

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Centre, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,508
Population in Households 3,301
Population in Familes 2,695
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density1 307
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,443
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 949
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 960 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 482 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 300 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $122,087
Average Home Value $151,250


Median Household Income $32,966
Average Household Income $44,078
Per Capita Income $18,582
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.13% 0.33%
Households 0.28% 0.32%
Families 1.79% 0.27%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 149 74th
Population Density1 # 229 61st
Diversity Index2 # 431 25th
Median Household Income # 389 33rd
Per Capita Income # 323 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.