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Centre is a township in Perry County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Centre. For links to other places called Centre, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Centre is 40.416N. The longitude is -77.266W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 850 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,209.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Centre demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17024 ZIP code.
38% of Centre residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Centre ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Centre was $19,057, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Centre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Centre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $414. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $931.
Perry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Centre political report.
The average commute time for Centre workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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