Central City, NE Profile: Facts & Data


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Central City, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Central City had a population of 3,004 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Central City is located at latitude 41.1158 and longitude -98.0017 in Merrick County. The formal boundaries for the City of Central City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Merrick County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,699 feet.

The City of Central City (GNIS ID: 837913) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Central City, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,004
Population in Households 2,871
Population in Familes 2,277
Population in Group Qrtrs 133
Population Density2 1,294
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $46,336
Average Household Income $55,110
Per Capita Income $23,641


Total Housing Units 1,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 847 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 433 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $86,686
Average Home Value $146,698


Total Households 1,279
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 789
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.29% 0.35%
Households 0.38% 0.39%
Families 0.42% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

Central City, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central City to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 92nd
Population Density # 149 74th
Diversity Index # 165 72nd
Median Household Income # 397 32nd
Per Capita Income # 517 11th

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