Central City, Illinois Population 2024

1,056

Central City is a city located in Marion County Illinois. Central City has a 2024 population of 1,056. Central City is currently declining at a rate of -1.22% annually and its population has decreased by -4.09% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,101 in 2020.

The average household income in Central City is $54,587 with a poverty rate of 29.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Central City is 38.1 years, 34.6 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Central City Demographics

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

  • White: 96.97%
  • Two or more races: 1.65%
  • Other race: 0.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,869.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.09% (-45)
The current population of Central City, Illinois is 1,056 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,101.

Central City, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,11996.97%
Two or more races191.65%
Other race100.87%
Black or African American40.35%
Native American20.17%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Central City Population by Race

Central City Population Pyramid 2024

Central City Median Age

38.1

Total

34.6

Male

38.7

Female

Central City Adults

There are 853 adults, (171 of whom are seniors) in Central City.

Central City Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Central City Sex Ratio

Female61353.12%
Male54146.88%

Central City Population by Age

Central City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4752.4267.232.8
Married1672.93919
Non Family1471.1863.336.7
Female1243.1151.648.4
Male372.762773
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2.84

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Central City Households and Families

Male

Female

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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

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.71%.

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$27,169

Average Earnings

$40,417

Average Male

$22,143

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

95.82% of Central City residents speak only English, while 4.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Central City Language

Central City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,09331528.82%
Other1010100%
Black44100%
Multiple19210.53%
Hispanic19210.53%
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29.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.11%

Male Poverty Rate

30.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central City is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central City is Hispanic, with 10.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.65%.

Central City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College31.81%
High School22.43%
Less Than 9th Grade17.39%
Bachelors or Greater16.92%
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Central City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed33.01%
Female Unemployed22.22%
Male Employed6.78%
Male Unemployed
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Central City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Central City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.7%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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

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

34

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Central City Veterans by War

count

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Central City Veterans by Age

count

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Central City Veterans by Race

Central City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

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

84.14%

Born in Central City

96.88%

Native Born

3.12%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.88% of Central City residents were born in the United States, with 84.14% having been born in Illinois. 2.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Central City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029991-13-1.29%
20281,004-13-1.28%
20271,017-13-1.26%
20261,030-13-1.25%
20251,043-13-1.23%
20241,056-13-1.22%
20231,069-13-1.2%
20221,082-13-1.19%
20211,095-6-0.54%
20201,101-15-1.34%
20191,116-4-0.36%
20181,120-8-0.71%
20171,128-9-0.79%
20161,137-7-0.61%
20151,144-7-0.61%
20141,151-3-0.26%
20131,154-9-0.77%
20121,163-2-0.17%
20111,165-6-0.51%
20101,171
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Central City Population by Year