Central City, Kentucky Population 2020

5,664
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Central City is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 5,664, it is the 75th largest city in Kentucky and the 4429th largest city in the United States. Central City is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -5.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,978 in 2010. Central City reached it's highest population of 5,982 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Central City has a population density of 1,082 people per square mile.

The average household income in Central City is $49,441 with a poverty rate of 23.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $601 per month, and the median house value is $75,900. The median age in Central City is 37.6 years, 34.8 years for males, and 40.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

Central City Demographics

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

  • White: 86.02%
  • Black or African American: 12.64%
  • Two or more races: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Central City, Kentucky is 5,664, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,754.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,978.

Central City, Kentucky Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,476-149-0.49%
201930,625-149-0.49%
201830,774-149-0.48%
201730,923-228-0.74%
201631,151-98-0.31%
201531,249-59-0.19%
201431,308-22-0.07%
201331,330-60-0.19%
201231,390-140-0.45%
201131,530-128-0.41%
201031,6580.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,00886.02%
Black or African American73612.64%
Two or More Races550.94%
Asian230.40%
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Central City Population Pyramid 2020

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Central City Median Age

37.6


Total

34.8


Male

40.4


Female

Central City Adults

There are 4,588 adults, (1,062 of whom are seniors) in Central City.

Central City Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Central City Sex Ratio

Female

3,079

52.89%

Male

2,743

47.11%

Central City Households and Families

Central City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Central City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.6%14.4%
All69.4%30.6%
Non Family59.6%40.4%
Female48.5%51.5%
Male0%100%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1762.5669.4
Married1,0673.1185.6
Non Family7821.1859.6
Female2724.0548.5
Male553.980

3.14

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Central City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2315.79%
9th to 12th Grade51412.88%
High School Graduate1,86746.77%
Some College68917.26%
Associates Degree2887.21%
Bachelors Degree1533.83%
Graduate Degree2506.26%
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Central City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,4372,715327
Black43341053
Hispanic7373
Multiple Races2626
Asian232323

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,975$26,797$19,626
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$23,550$25,357$
Some College$17,543$36,736$10,833
Bachelors Degree$$$75,714
Graduate Degree$67,635$$68,007

$23,975

Average Earnings

$26,797

Average Male

$19,626

Average Female

Central City Language

Central City Language by Age

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Central City Language

94.01% of Central City residents speak only English, while 5.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.55% of the population.

Central City Poverty

Central City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White4,66896920.76%
Black69534850.07%

23.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.44%

Male Poverty Rate

28.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central City is Black, with 50.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central City is White, with 20.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.95%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.56%
Some College27.86%
High School20.70%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%
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Name Poverty
Female Employed22.51%
Male Employed11.30%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Central City Income

Central City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,590$49,441
Families$46,889$57,790
Married Families$51,474-
Non Families$24,788$32,369
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Central City Marital Status

Central City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Central City Marital Status by Race

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Central City Veterans

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425

Number of Veterans

425

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War177
Vietnam108
First Gulf War43
Korea20
World War II18
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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34152
35 to 54112
65 to 7474
75+58
55 to 6429
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Name Veterans % of Total
White41010.50%
Black152.37%

Central City Veterans by Education

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28.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central City Employment Status

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46.3%

Labor Force Participation

42.1%

Employment Rate

9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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71.54%

Born in Kentucky

97.13%

Native Born

2.87%

Foreign Born

2.47%

Non Citizen

0.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.13% of Central City residents were born in the United States, with 71.54% having been born in Kentucky. 2.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,664-45-0.79%
20195,709-45-0.78%
20185,754-40-0.69%
20175,794-45-0.77%
20165,839-31-0.53%
20155,870-20-0.34%
20145,890-11-0.19%
20135,901-17-0.29%
20125,918-29-0.49%
20115,947-35-0.59%
20105,982890.15%
20005,8939141.70%
19904,979-235-0.46%
19805,2141,7594.20%
19703,455-239-0.67%
19603,694-416-1.06%
19504,110-89-0.21%
19404,199-122-0.29%
19304,3211,2133.35%
19203,1085632.02%
19102,5450.00%