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People

Total Population 3,570
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 26.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,320
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 54.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $39,806
% Above Poverty Level 74.9%
% Below Poverty Level 25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35%
Median Gross Rent $513
Median House Value $98,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Centre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 65 miles S of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cherokee
Standard Zip Codes 35960
Phone Area Codes 256
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.151
Longitude -85.678

Centre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CENTRE 4 SW
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 59 inches
Station SAND MT SUBSTATION
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Station GADSDEN
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 51 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedar Bluff 2,017 $38,321
Collinsville 2,104 $30,208
Gaylesville 187 $43,750
Hokes Bluff 4,314 $51,077
Leesburg 1,055 $52,574
Sand Rock 590 $52,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Centre Public Libraries

Library
Cherokee County Public Library
310 MARY STREET
Centre, Alabama
(256) 927-5838
Library Web Site

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Centre Hospitals

CHEROKEE MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
400 NORTHWOOD DR
(256) 927-5531
Emergency Service: Yes

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Centre High Schools

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CHEROKEE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
910 WARRIOR DR
256-927-3625
Serves 454 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

CHEROKEE COUNTY CAREER & TECHNOLOGY CENTER
600 BAY SPRINGS RD
256-927-5351
A Vocational School

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