Central City, Iowa Population 2023

1,267

Central City is a city located in Linn County Iowa. With a 2023 population of 1,267, it is the 231st largest city in Iowa and the 13543rd largest city in the United States.Central City is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually and its population has increased by 0.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,264 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Central City has a population density of 1,146 people per square mile.

The average household income in Central City is $70,100 with a poverty rate of 14.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Central City is 41 years, 44.5 years for males, and 37.8 years for females.

Central City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Central City was:

  • White: 98.26%
  • Two or more races: 1.16%
  • Asian: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of Central City, Iowa is 1,267 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,264.

Central City, Iowa Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Central City Population by Race

Central City Population Pyramid 2023

Central City Median Age

41

Total

44.5

Male

37.8

Female

Central City Adults

There are 921 adults, (199 of whom are seniors) in Central City.

Central City Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Central City Sex Ratio

Female64053.02%
Male56746.98%

Central City Population by Age

Central City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.92

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Central City Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Central City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 60%.

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$41,176

Average Earnings

$50,500

Average Male

$37,083

Average Female

Central City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Central City Language

99.27% of Central City residents speak only English, while 0.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Central City Language

Central City Poverty by Race

rate

14.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.02%

Male Poverty Rate

12.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central City is Multiple, with 180% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central City is White, with 12.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.44%.

Central City Poverty

Central City Poverty Rate by Education

Central City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Central City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Central City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Central City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Central City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Central City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

91

Number of Veterans

78

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

Central City Veterans by War

Central City Veterans by Age

count

Central City Veterans by Race

Central City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.8%

Labor Force Participation

68.9%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Central City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Central City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Central City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.47%

Born in Central City

95.17%

Native Born

0.32%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.17% of Central City residents were born in the United States, with 83.47% having been born in Iowa. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Central City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Central City Population by Year