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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Centre is a town in Alabama with a population of 3,505. 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.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$516
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Crime & Safety

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

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

Working in Centre

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,000
National
$55,322

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Centre Reviews

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Centre is a small town in Alabama located around Weiss Lake. The lake has plenty of fishing and boating opportunities. I wished there were more and better sites for public fishing as most of the land surrounding the lake is private and most marinas don't allow public fishing access. If you plan to fish from a boat Centre is a great place to fish for Crappie. There are not many things to do for entertainment and as such you will have to drive to at least Gadsden, Alabama, or Rome, Georgia, to find much entertainment. There are several places to eat in Centre, but I wished there were more non-chain restaurants around. There are plenty of outdoor activities and there are several state parks within an hour drive.
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Centre, Al is a small and friendly town. For the outdoor enthusiast there are plenty of things to do such as: boating, fishing, and hiking. The people here are very welcoming. Traffic is always very light. If you're looking fora small southern town,you have found it!
I love the town. Its a very friendly town to me with many opportunities. Its not really a big town but if your looking to start living somewhere not to be and nice, Centre is the place to be. There is plenty of outdoor stuff to do like fishing, hunting, rock climbing, etc. Centre is the crappie capital of the world. One thing i would like to change is that Centre would have more restaurants.