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Centre, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Centre had a population of 3,427 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Centre: Center.

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Centre, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,427
Daytime Population: Workers 3,247
Daytime Population: Residents 2,005
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,252
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.53
Population in Households 3,220
Population in Familes 2,611
Population in Group Qrtrs 207
Population Density2 300
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $37,941
Average Household Income $51,999
Per Capita Income $22,434


Total Housing Units 1,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 913 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 494 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 319 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $151,587
Average Home Value $186,816


Total Households 1,407
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 914
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.25% -0.36%
Households -0.18% -0.3%
Families 0.52% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

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, 2017 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 # 152 74th
Population Density # 238 59th
Diversity Index # 425 27th
Median Household Income # 318 45th
Per Capita Income # 219 62nd

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