RoadsideThoughs depends on cookies for its operation. Please refer to our Privacy page for details. By closing this banner or continuing to browse RoadsideThoughts, you agree to the use of cookies.

A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Center Point, Alabama
(Jefferson County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AL

The location of Center Point

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
Click here for an interactive map for
Center Point
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Alabama

Census Data for Center Point ...

Population ...

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.

Area ...

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
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]454,771+1.95%
10 mi   [16 km]12326,690+0.62%
15 mi   [24 km]24436,977+0.98%
20 mi   [32 km]39570,299+1.44%
25 mi   [40 km]57680,947+1.73%
30 mi   [48 km]69748,312+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).

The following communities are near Center Point and also have Census QuickFacts:

2015 Est.
Since 2010
PinsonQF-01606487,438+3.84%   N  
ClayQF-01152569,655-0.55%   NE  
TrussvilleQF-017694421,023+5.47%   E  
TarrantQF-01749766,210-2.92%   SW  
FultondaleQF-01285529,048+7.97%   W  
GardendaleQF-012905613,711-1.31%   W  
IrondaleQF-013786412,423+0.6%   S  
LeedsQF-014196811,936+1.38%   SE  

For more about neighboring communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Center Point. For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Center Point, see our County-by-County Page for Center Point.

A Census QuickFact is available for Jefferson County (QF-01073).

Below are QuickFacts for the counties that border Jefferson County.

2015 Est.
Since 2010
BibbQF-0100722,583-1.45%   SW  
BlountQF-0100957,673+0.61%   NE  
Saint ClairQF-0111587,074+4.16%   E  
ShelbyQF-01117208,713+6.99%   SE  
TuscaloosaQF-01125203,976+4.79%   SW  
WalkerQF-0112765,294-2.58%   NW  

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Center Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Center Point.


Tidbits &
Other   AL

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 24 May 2017
By John Hall