Centre is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,570 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Centre is the 148th largest community in Alabama.
Centre real estate is some of the most expensive in Alabama, although Centre house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Centre is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Centre is a city of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centre who work in healthcare (9.67%), management occupations (7.95%), and sales jobs (6.60%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Centre has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Centre a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
As is often the case in a small city, Centre doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Centre with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.89% of adults in Centre have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centre in 2010 was $19,494, which is middle income relative to Alabama, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,976 for a family of four. However, Centre contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Centre is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Centre home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centre residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Centre include Irish, German, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Centre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.