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Center Point, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Center Point had a population of 16,868 as of July 1, 2016. Center Point ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Center Point is located at latitude 33.6439 and longitude -86.6846 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Center Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 830 feet.

The City of Center Point (GNIS ID: 2404020) 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 Center Point is located within Birmingham Division of Jefferson County.

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

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


Total Population 16,868
Population in Households 16,737
Population in Familes 14,015
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density1 2,719
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 6,229
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 4,314
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,656 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,572 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,086 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $111,684
Average Home Value $118,018


Median Household Income $40,276
Average Household Income $50,397
Per Capita Income $19,174
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.05% 0.05%
Households -0.13% 0.04%
Families -0.53% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Center Point, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Center Point 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 # 36 94th
Population Density1 # 4 99th
Diversity Index2 # 111 81st
Median Household Income # 219 62nd
Per Capita Income # 350 40th

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