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Population in 2012: 3,574 (56% urban, 44% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 

Males: 1,694  (47.4%)
Females: 1,880  (52.6%)

Median resident age:  45.9 years
Alabama median age:  43.1 years

Zip codes: 35960.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,817 (it was $24,000 in 2000)
Centre:

$32,817
AL:

$41,574
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,295

Centre city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,753 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Centre:

$116,753
AL:

$123,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $136,086; Detached houses: $142,314; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,438; Mobile homes: $18,292

Median gross rent in 2012: $506.

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  • White alone - 3,014 (86.4%)
  • Black alone - 345 (9.9%)
  • Two or more races - 60 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 41 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.2%)

Races in Centre detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Centre: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (20.0%), English (12.6%), Irish (11.9%), German (7.1%), French (5.7%), Scottish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 663 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Centre:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centre city:

  • Never married: 14.8%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 14.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Alabama:  2.9%



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Centre, Alabama as of November 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Centre to the number of sex offenders is 162 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $437 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $471 (0.4%)

Centre satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntsville, AL (65.0 miles , pop. 158,216).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (78.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (542.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Leesburg, AL (2.4 miles ), Cedar Bluff, AL (2.5 miles ), Sand Rock, AL (2.7 miles ), Gaylesville, AL (3.2 miles) , Ballplay, AL (3.2 miles ), Mud Creek, AL (3.3 miles) , Coats Bend, AL (3.6 miles ), Collinsville, AL (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 1999: 39 buildings, average cost: $48,400
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2001: 17 buildings, average cost: $86,700
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $73,900
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $162,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.16 N, Longitude: 85.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,135 (+60.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 660 (54.5%)

Area code: 256

Centre household income distribution Centre home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Centre by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 10000000001
per 100,000 31.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.028.5
Rapes 00000011211
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.029.328.656.928.528.5
Robberies 01001011031
per 100,000 0.030.80.00.030.10.029.328.60.085.628.5
Assaults 5211201111317
per 100,000 154.961.630.730.460.20.029.328.628.4370.8484.1
Burglaries 2845176231914184051
per 100,000 867.41386.7521.6182.160.289.7557.0401.0512.11140.91452.2
Thefts 89623145232413911486140208
per 100,000 2757.11910.6951.21366.1692.4717.34075.13265.52446.73993.25922.6
Auto thefts 138010189101012
per 100,000 402.7246.50.030.40.029.9234.5257.8284.5285.2341.7
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3N/A
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A85.6N/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.6) 281.1203.976.672.050.335.5245.7205.6197.1365.5523.0

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Crime rate in Centre detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.13
Alabama average:

2.28

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Centre, Alabama accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Alabama:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +95 (+3.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (3%)

Work and jobs in Centre: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Centre-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 238% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Centre city center killed 22 people and injured 150 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1973, a category F4 tornado 21.9 miles away from the city center injured 19 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Centre-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from Centre center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from Centre center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 7, Storms: 7, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers in Centre:

  • CHEROKEE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 775 CHEROKEE PLAZA)
  • CHEROKEE COMMUNITY HOSPICE (Hospital, 400 NORTHWOOD DRIVE)
  • CHEROKEE MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 400 NORTHWOOD DR)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 877 CEDAR BLUFF ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Centre, AL

Airports located in Centre:


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Local government website: cityofcentre.org

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centre:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 22 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,222)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 24 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,251)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 27 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,194)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 30 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • West Georgia Technical College (about 43 miles; Waco, GA; FT enrollment: 2,833)
  • University of West Georgia (about 53 miles; Carrollton, GA; FT enrollment: 8,675)
  • Dalton State College (about 58 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)

Public high school in Centre:

Public elementary/middle schools in Centre:

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Library in Centre:

  • CHEROKEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $306,770; Location: 310 MARY STREET; 26,840 books; 1,025 audio materials; 185 video materials; 81 state licensed databases)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • WZTQ, Centre is owned by Joy Christian Communications, Inc. WZTQ, Centre operates at 1000watts. WZTQ, Centre is known locally as "Joy Christian Radio."

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Notable locations in Centre: Cherokee County Courthouse (A), Centre City Hall (B), Cherokee County Health and Rehabilitation Center (C), Centre Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Cherokee Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Centre include: Centre Church (A), First Baptist Church of Centre (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pratt Cemetery (1), Garrett Cemetery (2), Centre Cemetery (3), Neal Hill Cemetery (4), Cherokee Memory Gardens (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Centre include: Centre City Park (1), Ethel Morrison Memorial Park (2), Windom Ball Field (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cherokee Historical Museum (101 East Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Bay Springs Motel (130 County Road 112) (1), Centre Motel (1401 West Main Street) (2), Witt's Inn Lakeside Bed & Breakfast & DaySpa (1154 Co Rd 212) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Judge Grimes Circuit Court (102 Main) (1), Cherokee County Courthouse - District Court (100 Main) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 SO2

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.7. This is about average.
City:

34.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Centre and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRE WATER & SEWER BOARD (Address: 130 SOUTH RIVER STREET , Population served: 5250, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-24-1997), St Public Notif received (JUL-09-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-02-1997)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.0%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.6% for Black residents, 79.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 86.7% for other race residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Alabama:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.7%
Whole state:  67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.6%
Whole state:  4.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Centre, AL

People in group quarters in Centre in 2010:

  • 203 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Centre in 2000:

  • 164 people in nursing homes
  • 74 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill

Centre compared to Alabama state average:

Centre, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Centre (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Centre Main Office at 110 West Main Street, branch established on 1906/10/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • Generations Bank: at 1285 Chestnut Bypass, branch established on 2008/10/06. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $64.1 mil, Deposits: $56.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Altrust Financial Services, Inc.
  • The Southern Bank Company: 390 West Main Street Branch at 390 West Main Street, branch established on 1960/08/05. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $101.8 mil, Deposits: $74.6 mil, headquarters in Gadsden, AL, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Banc Company, Inc., The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Al Centre Branch at 1950 W Main Street, branch established on 2009/07/18. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First Southern State Bank: West Main Street Branch at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1917/12/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $331.3 mil, Deposits: $285.1 mil, headquarters in Stevenson, AL, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancshares Of Stevenson, Inc.
  • Union State Bank: Northwood Drive Branch at Highway 68 And Northwood Drive, branch established on 1985/09/23. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $274.5 mil, Deposits: $250.5 mil, headquarters in Pell City, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Centre travel time to work - commute


Centre mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

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Religion statistics for Centre city (based on Cherokee County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.58%
Here52.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents79.1%16.1%1.7%1.6%1.5%
Congregations61.3%27.5%5.0%2.5%3.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Cherokee County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Cherokee County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

13.3%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

30.7%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.3%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,348$29,3921$691
Other Government Administration 2$2,491$14,9466$899
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$1,722
Police Protection - Officers 10$24,128$28,9542$2,190
Police - Other 1$2,216$26,5921$1,043
Firefighters 1$2,936$35,2320$0
Solid Waste Management 9$18,817$25,0890$0
Parks and Recreation 4$7,107$21,32114$1,596
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$396
Totals for Government 30$65,043$26,01728$8,537

Centre government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $414,000 ($115.84)
    Financial Administration: $408,000 ($114.16)
    Regular Highways: $398,000 ($111.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000 ($36.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $76,000 ($21.26)
    Fire Protection: $63,000 ($17.63)
    General - Other: $57,000 ($15.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($1.40)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($4.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $682,000 ($190.82)

Centre government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $264,000 ($73.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($1.68)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $41,000 ($11.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $25,000 ($6.99)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($2.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $148,000 ($41.41)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.84)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $701,000 ($196.14)
    NEC: $231,000 ($64.63)
    Property: $105,000 ($29.38)
    Motor Vehicle License: $25,000 ($6.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $23,000 ($6.44)

Centre government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $102,000 ($28.54)
    End of Fiscal Year: $21,000 ($5.88)

Centre government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $199,000 ($55.68)

6.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Alabama average:

6.81%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DeKalb County, AL  0.86% ($28,594 average AGI)
from Floyd County, GA  0.74% ($34,695)
from Etowah County, AL  0.66% ($30,660)


5.57% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,802 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.57%
Alabama average:

6.16%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Etowah County, AL  0.92% ($31,918 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.81% ($22,688)
to Calhoun County, AL  0.60% ($26,511)

Strongest AM radio stations in Centre:

  • WEIS (990 AM; 1 kW; CENTRE, AL; Owner: BAKER ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WZTQ (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CENTRE, AL; Owner: RADIO CENTRE, INC.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WAAX (570 AM; 5 kW; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZOB (1250 AM; 5 kW; FORT PAYNE, AL; Owner: CENTRAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centre:

  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSB (105.1 FM; ALBERTVILLE, AL; Owner: SAND MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WLJS-FM (91.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES/JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGMZ (93.1 FM; GLENCOE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WTBJ (91.3 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WTBB (89.9 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY)
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSGN (91.5 FM; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WVOK-FM (97.9 FM; OXFORD, AL; Owner: WOODARD BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKXX (102.9 FM; ATTALLA, AL; Owner: BROADCAST MEDIA LLC)
  • WCKS (102.7 FM; FRUITHURST, AL; Owner: WCKS, INC.)
  • WKEA-FM (98.3 FM; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Centre:

  • WPXH (Channel 44; GADSDEN, AL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Centre, Alabama:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 44
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 27
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 69
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Alabama average:
  • Fatal accident count: 105
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 164
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 115
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 269
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10

See more detailed statistics of Centre fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $9,439,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,175
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,725
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 31,360

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Centre)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Centre, AL)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • WEIS Studio, 477 South Pratt Street (Lat: 34.150000 Lon: -85.685278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 72.5 m, Overall height: 73.1 m, Call Sign: WQKW318
    Assigned Frequencies: 950.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/05/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Certifier: Jerry Baker
    Registrant: Graham Brock, Inc., St. Simons Island, GA 31522-7466, Phone: (912) 638-8028, Fax: (912) 638-7722, Email:
  • FRC-Centre, 915 West Main Street (Lat: 34.154278 Lon: -85.689417), Type: Mast, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQLZ279
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2010, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: Rick Suarez
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • CENTRE, County Road 130 (Lat: 34.129167 Lon: -85.676667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQPP488
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/12/2012, Expiration Date: 07/12/2022, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • AG FORNEY, 430 County Road 202 (Lat: 34.095333 Lon: -85.507194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQPT211
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/08/2012, Expiration Date: 08/08/2022, Certifier: Chris Harris
    Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd, Ste 200e, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • 9BH1607A, 212 Cedar Bluff Road (9bh1607a) (Lat: 34.152444 Lon: -85.677167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQQD941, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+10 more)
    Grant Date: 11/14/2012, Expiration Date: 11/14/2022, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • CENTRE, 602 East Main Street (Lat: 34.149528 Lon: -85.673000), Overall height: 35.1 m, Call Sign: WLL971
    Assigned Frequencies: 6404.79 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/21/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 10/11/2001
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 2099 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Ste 100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 862-5989, Fax: (202) 828-1868, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Centre)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Centre)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 111
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Centre


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Centre, AL

Most common first names in Centre, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8672.0 years
Mary7973.6 years
John7373.5 years
William6675.5 years
Robert6270.9 years
Charles4566.8 years
Annie3579.6 years
Willie3476.3 years
Thomas3373.3 years
George3072.2 years
Most common last names in Centre, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis4976.0 years
Smith4672.2 years
Jordan3878.0 years
Johnson3377.1 years
Green3371.1 years
Roberts2175.9 years
Ferguson2177.2 years
Miller2076.1 years
Grimes2077.3 years
Abernathy1980.9 years
Businesses in Centre, AL
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Kmart1Waffle House1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1

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  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists"
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  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006"
  • #25 (35960) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using paid preparers for 2004 taxes (pop 5,000+)"
  • #50 (35960) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Andy Ellis (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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