Center Point, Alabama
Census Data for Center Point ...
The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2015 and it gives Center Point a population of 16,655 people.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, giving Center Point a population of 16,921 people.
The city of Center Point is located in Jefferson County. The 2010 Census gave Jefferson County a population of 658,466 people. This means that Center Point had 2.57% of the county's total population, making it Jefferson's 8th most populous community.
At the same time, Alabama had a population of 4,779,736 people, meaning that Center Point had 0.35% of the total population of Alabama - making it the state's 33rd most populous community.
When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Center Point, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this is called a sampling area (or a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
Things like the population, area and housing for Center Point reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Center Point might be slightly different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau if you need precision.
The 2010 Census shows that the sample polygon for Center Point has a total area of 6.13 square miles [15.9 km²]. Of this total, a small amount of the area is covered by water (0.01 square miles [0 km²]).
Jefferson County has a land area of 1,111 square miles [2,878.2 km²]. At 6.12 square miles [15.8 km²], Center Point has 0.55% of the county's total land area.
Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually at the center of the polygon). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
Lat: 33° 38' 38" (or 33.64°) [Map]
Lon: -86° 41' 4" (or -86.68°)
Population Density ...
Using the population (16,921 people) and land area (6.12 square miles [15.8 km²]) values from the 2010 Census, Center Point had a population density of 2,761 people per square mile [1,066 people/km²].
Housing Units ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Center Point had 7,221 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 16,921 people, this averages 2.34 people per Housing Unit.
The 2010 Census shows Center Point had a land area of 6.12 square miles [15.8 km²]. This translates to 1,178 Housing Units per square mile [455 housing units/km²].
Jefferson County ...
The community of Center Point is located in Jefferson County.
The county had a population of 658,466 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 16,921 people, Center Point represented 2.57% of the county's total.
In addition, where the city of Center Point has a population density of 2,761 people per square mile [1,066 people/km²], Jefferson County averages 592 people per square mile [228.8 people/km²].
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Jefferson County.
Population Rings for Center Point ...
To help identify the number of people who live in Center Point and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Center Point. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4>
| Radius ||No of|
|5 mi [8 km]||4||54,771||+1.95%|
|10 mi [16 km]||12||326,690||+0.62%|
|15 mi [24 km]||24||436,977||+0.98%|
|20 mi [32 km]||39||570,299||+1.44%|
|25 mi [40 km]||57||680,947||+1.73%|
|30 mi [48 km]||69||748,312||+2.18%|
US Census QuickFacts ...
The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information called QuickFacts. Although they don't create QuickFacts for all communities, they do have one for Center Point. Not only does the QuickFact have details about Center Point, it also contains a comparison between Center Point and the state of Alabama.
Click here for the Center Point QuickFact (QF-0113264).
Miscellaneous Information for Center Point ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Jefferson County or the city of Center Point:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Center Point:
GNIS ID for Center Point: 2404020
GNIS ID for Jefferson County: 161562
GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 01 (Alabama)
County Code: 073 (Jefferson County)
Place Code: 13264 (Center Point)
State & County Code: 01/073 (Alabama / Jefferson County)
State & Place Code: 01/13264 (Alabama / Center Point)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Center Point is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Center Point.
|<1>||Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2015.|
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|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
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|<3>||A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).|
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|<4>||The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.|
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