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 is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (10.09%), sales jobs (7.39%), and management occupations (7.19%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Centre has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Centre has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Centre than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Centre may be for you.
Centre is very much a car-oriented city. This is because the population of Centre isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 0.97% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small city, Centre doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Centre rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.83% of adults 25 and older in Centre have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Centre in 2010 was $21,598, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,392 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, French , German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Centre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hebrew.