Central City, Iowa Population 2022

1,290
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Central City is a city located in Linn County Iowa. Central City has a 2020 population of 1,290. Central City is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually but its population has increased by 1.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,269 in 2010.

The average household income in Central City is $70,100 with a poverty rate of 12.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $505 per month, and the median house value is $135,700. The median age in Central City is 40.9 years, 44.6 years for males, and 39 years for females.

Central City Demographics

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

  • White: 96.33%
  • Black or African American: 1.48%
  • Two or more races: 1.17%
  • Native American: 0.55%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Central City, Iowa is 1,290 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,290.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,269.

Central City, Iowa Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,23396.33%
Black or African American191.48%
Two or More Races151.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native70.55%
Asian60.47%
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Central City Population by Race

Central City Population Pyramid $2022

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Central City Median Age

40.9


Total

44.6


Male

39


Female

Central City Adults

There are 974 adults, (190 of whom are seniors) in Central City.

Central City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

24.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Central City Sex Ratio

Female

672

52.50%

Male

608

47.50%

Central City Population by Age

Central City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Central City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male25%75%
Non Family58.6%41.4%
All76%24%
Married93.5%6.5%
Female96.6%3.4%

76.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Central City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5452.3576
Non Family2321.3258.6
Married2313.0293.5
Female583.6796.6
Male242.6325

3.03

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Central City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade70.81%
9th to 12th Grade192.20%
High School Graduate40546.82%
Some College21925.32%
Associates Degree13515.61%
Bachelors Degree667.63%
Graduate Degree141.62%
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Central City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White83681077
Hispanic1313
Native American77
Black66
2+ Races333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,963$49,231$32,593
Less Than 9th Grade$26,875$$
High School Graduate$31,310$38,173$20,313
Some College$41,635$68,750$33,015
Bachelors Degree$50,833$43,750$54,583
Graduate Degree$78,750$$71,250

$38,963

Average Earnings

$49,231

Average Male

$32,593

Average Female

Central City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central City Language by Age

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Central City Language

99.49% of Central City residents speak only English, while 0.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.51% of the population.

Central City Language

Central City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,19812810.68%
Hispanic141392.86%
Multiple151280.00%
OtherNaN%

12.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.71%

Male Poverty Rate

12.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central City is White, with 10.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central City is Multiple, with 80.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.21%.

Central City Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School14.81%
Some College5.08%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Central City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed80.00%
Male Employed5.57%
Female Employed2.53%

Central City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$63,068$70,100
Families$72,396$81,345
Married Families$87,639-
Non Families$31,442$51,510
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Income by Household Type

Central City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Central City Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Central City Marital Status by Race

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Central City Marital Status

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102

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War41
Vietnam19
Korea13
Second Gulf War8
World War II

Central City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5452
75+29
65 to 7416
55 to 643
18 to 342

Central City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9610.16%
Black631.58%

Central City Veterans by Race

Central City Veterans by Education

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16.67%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central City Veterans by Education

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73.4%

Labor Force Participation

71.8%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Central City Employment by Age

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Central City Employment by Race

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Central City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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87.03%

Born in Central City

99.53%

Native Born

0.47%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.53% of Central City residents were born in the United States, with 87.03% having been born in Iowa. 0.00% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20221,290-2-0.15%
20211,292-2-0.15%
20201,294-2-0.15%
20191,296-2-0.15%
20181,298110.85%
20171,28760.47%
20161,28130.23%
20151,278-4-0.31%
20141,282-3-0.23%
20131,28530.23%
20121,28260.47%
20111,27670.55%
20101,2690.00%

Central City Population by Year