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Centre is a city in Cherokee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location in the county.

The latitude of Centre is 34.151N. The longitude is -85.678W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,273.


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Median household income
Local
$24,000
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Centre demographic reports
Centre is on Weiss Lake.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Centre web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Cherokee County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Centre demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Birmingham-Hoover area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 35960 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Centre residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Centre ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Centre was $14,997, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

13% of Centre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Centre festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Centre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $189.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $683.


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Libraries in Centre include Cherokee County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Centre include Cherokee County Herald

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Politics

Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Centre political report.

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The average commute time for Centre workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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