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Centre
  • Town in Alabama

Report Card

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C+
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade C+
  12. Commute
    grade C+

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Centre is a town in Alabama with a population of 3,525. Centre is in Cherokee County. Living in Centre offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Centre and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Centre are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,100
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$606
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    588.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    56.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    56.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    476.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    4,627
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    252.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    32%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    national  12%

Working in Centre

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,263
National
$62,843

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