Centre is a very small city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 3,542 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, Centre isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Centre are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Centre is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centre who work in food service (17.16%), healthcare (14.19%), and sales jobs (11.30%).
Also of interest is that Centre has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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.
Being a small city, Centre does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Centre with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.30% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centre in 2018 was $25,427, 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 $101,708 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 English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Centre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Native American languages.