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Center Point
Center Point City Hall
Center Point City Hall
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama before incorporation.
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Alabama before incorporation.
Country United States
State Alabama
County Jefferson
 • Total 8 sq mi (20.9 km2)
 • Land 8 sq mi (20.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
830 ft (253 m)
 • Total 16,864
 • Density 2,848/sq mi (1,090.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 205
FIPS code 01-13264
GNIS feature ID 0115852

Center Point is a newly incorporated city and a former census-designated place (CDP) in northeastern Jefferson County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Birmingham metropolitan area. At the 2000 census the population was 22,784. However, after its incorporation in 2002, the city's boundaries are much smaller than those of the CDP. As of the 2010 census, the population of the incorporated city was 16,921. The public high school for Center Point is Center Point High School grades 9th-12th. The public middle school for Center Point is Erwin Middle School grades 6th-8th. Center Point has 2 public elementary schools, Erwin Intermediate School grades 3rd-5th and Center Point Elementary School grades K-2nd.


It is located at 33°38′21″N 86°40′50″W / 33.63917°N 86.68056°W / 33.63917; -86.68056 (33.639302, -86.680437). or about 12 miles (19 km).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 8.1 square miles (21 km2), of which 8.1 square miles (21 km2) was land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.25%) was water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 15,675
1980 23,317 48.8%
1990 22,658 −2.8%
2000 22,784 0.6%
2010 16,921 −25.7%
Est. 2015 16,655 −1.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
2013 Estimate

According to the 2010 census, there were 16,921 people living in the City of Center Point. The racial / ethnic makeup of Center Point was 32.6% White, 62.9% Black or African-American, 0.4% Asian, 0.2% Native American or Alaska Native, 0.02% Native Hawaiian, 2.8% other races, and 1.1% were two or more races. Hispanics of any race were 4.8% of the population.

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,784 people, 8,826 households, and 6,434 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,830.4 people per square mile (1,092.8/km2). There were 9,292 housing units at an average density of 1,154.3 per square mile (445.7/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 72.90% White, 24.23% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 2.23% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,826 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,929, and the median income for a family was $46,427. Males had a median income of $35,500 versus $25,544 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,160. About 7.7% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

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