Centre, Alabama Population 2024

3,756

Centre is a city located in Cherokee County Alabama. Centre has a 2024 population of 3,756. It is also the county seat of Cherokee County.Centre is currently growing at a rate of 1.24% annually and its population has increased by 4.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,595 in 2020.

The average household income in Centre is $59,888 with a poverty rate of 12.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Centre is 54.5 years, 48.3 years for males, and 58.1 years for females.

Centre Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Centre was:

  • White: 82.46%
  • Black or African American: 14.8%
  • Two or more races: 2.74%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
11.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
334.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.48% (161)
The current population of Centre, Alabama is 3,756 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,595.

Centre, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,97682.46%
Black or African American53414.8%
Two or more races992.74%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Centre Population by Race

Centre Population Pyramid 2024

Centre Median Age

54.5

Total

48.3

Male

58.1

Female

Centre Adults

There are 3,135 adults, (1,145 of whom are seniors) in Centre.

Centre Age Dependency

81.4

Age Dependency Ratio

57.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Centre Sex Ratio

Female2,08757.83%
Male1,52242.17%

Centre Population by Age

Centre Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,5052.266.433.6
Non Family6071.1840.959.1
Married5392.9990.29.8
Female2802.6573.626.4
Male793.0475.924.1
showing: 5 rows

2.83

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

66.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Centre Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Centre Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Centre Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 83.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.05%.

Centre Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,476

Average Earnings

$37,297

Average Male

$35,259

Average Female

Centre Earnings by Educational Attainment

Centre Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Centre Language

99.4% of Centre residents speak only English, while 0.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.34% of the population.

Centre Language

Centre Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,75937413.56%
Black449306.68%
Multiple952021.05%
Hispanic21942.86%
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12.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.59%

Male Poverty Rate

15.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centre

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centre is Hispanic, with 42.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centre is Black, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.87%.

Centre Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.38%
High School13.28%
Some College8.09%
Bachelors or Greater
showing: 4 rows

Centre Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.36%
Male Employed1.65%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Centre Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centre Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Centre Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

28.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Centre Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Centre Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Centre Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Centre Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

195

Number of Veterans

186

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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Centre Veterans by War

count

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Centre Veterans by Age

count

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Centre Veterans by Race

Centre Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centre Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.3%

Labor Force Participation

40.1%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Centre Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Centre Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Centre Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

55.39%

Born in Centre

99.67%

Native Born

0.33%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.67% of Centre residents were born in the United States, with 55.39% having been born in Alabama. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Centre Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20293,986461.17%
20283,940461.18%
20273,894461.2%
20263,848461.21%
20253,802461.22%
20243,756461.24%
20233,710461.26%
20223,664461.27%
20213,618230.64%
20203,595-3-0.08%
20193,598200.56%
20183,578200.56%
20173,558-3-0.08%
20163,561-4-0.11%
20153,565-30-0.83%
20143,595-17-0.47%
20133,612100.28%
20123,602581.64%
20113,54440.11%
20103,54032410.07%
20003,21632311.16%
19902,893
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Centre Population by Year