Centre, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 3,498 (56% urban, 44% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.8%
 
Males: 1,636  (46.8%)
Females: 1,862  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

51.9 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 35960.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,755 (it was $24,000 in 2000)
Centre:

$30,755
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,851 (it was $14,997 in 2000)

Centre city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,151 (it was $69,400 in 2000)
Centre:

$102,151
AL:

$141,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $416.

March 2019 cost of living index in Centre: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.5%
(23.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 73.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Centre, AL (2010)
    • 3,01486.4%White alone
    • 3459.9%Black alone
    • 601.7%Two or more races
    • 411.2%Hispanic
    • 130.4%American Indian alone
    • 100.3%Asian alone
    • 60.2%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Centre, Alabama as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Centre is 326 to 1.


Crime rates in Centre by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.3)
1
(28.6)
2
(56.9)
1
(28.5)
1
(28.5)
4
(111.0)
3
(81.9)
3
(82.8)
3
(83.7)
2
(56.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(30.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.3)
1
(28.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(85.6)
1
(28.5)
2
(55.5)
1
(27.3)
3
(82.8)
3
(83.7)
2
(56.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(60.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.3)
1
(28.6)
1
(28.4)
13
(370.8)
17
(484.1)
15
(416.3)
6
(163.8)
15
(414.1)
10
(278.9)
21
(588.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(60.2)
3
(89.7)
19
(557.0)
14
(401.0)
18
(512.1)
40
(1,141)
51
(1,452)
41
(1,138)
51
(1,393)
36
(993.9)
25
(697.2)
17
(476.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(692.4)
24
(717.3)
139
(4,075)
114
(3,266)
86
(2,447)
140
(3,993)
208
(5,923)
194
(5,384)
132
(3,605)
140
(3,865)
116
(3,235)
165
(4,627)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.9)
8
(234.5)
9
(257.8)
10
(284.5)
10
(285.2)
12
(341.7)
19
(527.3)
8
(218.5)
12
(331.3)
16
(446.2)
9
(252.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A3
(85.6)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)53.037.4258.9216.6207.7385.1551.0526.0365.6424.6361.7418.1

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City-data.com crime index in Centre, AL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (24.4%), English (8.5%), Irish (5.6%), Northern European (3.9%), German (3.1%), Italian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 663 feet

Land area: 11.0 square miles.

Population density: 319 people per square mile   (very low).

Centre, Alabama map

27 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $494 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $377 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.16 N, Longitude: 85.67 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,045 (+57.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 706 (55.1%)

Area code: 256

Distribution of median household income in Centre, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Centre, AL in 2017
Centre satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $86,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $102,300
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $279,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Centre, AL residents
Average permit cost in Centre, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Historical population in Centre, AL
Historical housing units in Centre, AL

Population change in the 1990s: +95 (+3.0%).
Most common industries in Centre, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.8%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Apparel (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (14.3%)
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Public administration (7.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Paper (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Apparel (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Centre, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (11.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (3.3%)

Average climate in Centre, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Centre, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2016 was 1.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.61
U.S.:

1.79
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 10.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

8.5

Tornado activity:

Centre-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Alabama state average. It is 127% 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 near Alabama state average. It is 79% 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 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 104.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 183.8 miles away from Centre center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 149.3 miles away from Centre center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 127.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 321.5 miles away from Centre center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 10, Storms: 8, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Centre topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Centre:

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

Airports located in Centre:

See details about airports located in Centre, AL

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centre:

  • Gadsden State Community College (about 22 miles; Gadsden, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,650)
  • Jacksonville State University (about 24 miles; Jacksonville, AL; FT enrollment: 7,566)
  • Georgia Highlands College (about 27 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,071)
  • Snead State Community College (about 29 miles; Boaz, AL; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Georgia Northwestern Technical College (about 30 miles; Rome, GA; FT enrollment: 4,629)
  • Berry College (about 30 miles; Mount Berry, GA; FT enrollment: 2,102)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 30 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)

Public high schools in Centre:

  • CHEROKEE CO HIGH SCH (Students: 455, Location: 910 WARRIOR DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHEROKEE CO CAREER & TECH CTR (Location: 600 BAY SPRINGS RD, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Centre:

See full list of schools located in Centre

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."

Points of interest:

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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

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: 6,108, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Centre that have no violations reported:

  • CHEROKEE COUNTY WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 10,740, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Centre:

Marital status in Centre, AL
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 14.3%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Centre:

  • High school or higher: 74.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.7
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Centre
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Centre, AL (based on Cherokee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,86562
Mainline Protestant1,59016
Other-1
None13,534-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This county:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.41 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

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%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.3%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

56.0%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Centre:

19.3%
Alabama:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.6%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.1
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Centre:

39.6%
State:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

60.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

80.5%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Centre, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 14$30,964$26,5412$3,102
Solid Waste Management 12$24,148$24,1480$0
Parks and Recreation 5$9,121$21,89016$2,260
Financial Administration 4$9,430$28,2901$979
Other Government Administration 3$3,197$12,7887$1,273
Police - Other 1$2,844$34,1281$1,477
Firefighters 1$3,768$45,2160$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$2,439
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$561
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 40$83,472$25,04231$12,091

Centre government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $875,000 ($250.14)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $696,000 ($198.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $694,000 ($198.40)
    Regular Highways: $571,000 ($163.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $536,000 ($153.23)
    Central Staff Services: $531,000 ($151.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $268,000 ($76.62)
    General - Other: $197,000 ($56.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $75,000 ($21.44)
    General - Other: $52,000 ($14.87)

Centre government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $361,000 ($103.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $116,000 ($33.16)
    Other: $15,000 ($4.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $160,000 ($45.74)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $24,000 ($6.86)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($4.57)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($3.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $85,000 ($24.30)
    Other: $22,000 ($6.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000 ($3.14)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,592,000 ($455.12)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $431,000 ($123.21)
    Property: $217,000 ($62.04)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $184,000 ($52.60)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $73,000 ($20.87)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $54,000 ($15.44)
    Other Selective Sales: $40,000 ($11.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $28,000 ($8.00)
    Motor Vehicle License: $17,000 ($4.86)
    Other License: $9,000 ($2.57)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $4,000 ($1.14)

Centre government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,792,000 ($512.29)

5.90% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Etowah County, AL  0.93% ($34,139 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, AL  0.78% ($31,583)
from DeKalb County, AL  0.77% ($34,627)


5.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,898 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Calhoun County, AL  0.77% ($34,695 average AGI)
to Etowah County, AL  0.77% ($31,356)
to DeKalb County, AL  0.68% ($31,942)
Businesses in Centre, AL
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
CVS1Subway2
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
KFC1Waffle House1
Kmart1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

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)
Centre fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Centre fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 190ft / 58.2mTotal length
  • $17,825,000Total costs
  • 31,450Total average daily traffic
  • 3,955Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,714Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Centre, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Centre, AL

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of reported fires - 111 took place in 2006, and the least - 6 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Centre, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.5%), and Structure Fires (45.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Centre, AL
    • 25648.5%Outside Fires
    • 23845.1%Structure Fires
    • 285.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 61.1%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Centre, AL
  • 61.8%Electricity
  • 32.8%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Centre, AL
  • 71.9%Electricity
  • 23.4%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used


Centre compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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