Central City, Kentucky Population 2024

6,720

Central City is a city located in Muhlenberg County Kentucky. Central City has a 2024 population of 6,720. Central City is currently growing at a rate of 7.26% annually and its population has increased by 15.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,815 in 2020.

The average household income in Central City is $97,153 with a poverty rate of 15.63%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Central City is 33.5 years, 33.7 years for males, and 32.9 years for females.

Central City Demographics

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

  • White: 89.16%
  • Two or more races: 5.84%
  • Black or African American: 2.98%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
5.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,283.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
15.56% (905)
The current population of Central City, Kentucky is 6,720 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,815.

Central City, Kentucky Population 2024

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Central City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,11889.16%
Two or more races3355.84%
Black or African American1712.98%
Other race540.94%
Native American350.61%
Asian270.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Central City Population by Race

Central City Population Pyramid 2024

Central City Median Age

33.5

Total

33.7

Male

32.9

Female

Central City Adults

There are 4,291 adults, (698 of whom are seniors) in Central City.

Central City Age Dependency

59.8

Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Central City Sex Ratio

Female2,74547.82%
Male2,99552.18%

Central City Population by Age

Central City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,8262.8869.530.5
Married1,0323.2985.914.1
Non Family4121.1730.169.9
Male2043.9482.817.2
Female1783.295050
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3.32

Average Family Size

2.88

Average Household Size

69.5%

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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,119

Average Earnings

$43,291

Average Male

$30,742

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

95.56% of Central City residents speak only English, while 4.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Central City Language

Central City Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,73076616.19%
Native3535100%
Other2323100%
Hispanic1092321.1%
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15.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.42%

Male Poverty Rate

21.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central City

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central City is White, with 16.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.23%.

Central City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.33%
High School12.01%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater
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Central City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed9.91%
Male Employed4.79%
Male Unemployed
Female 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

48.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

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 Over 65, 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

361

Number of Veterans

328

Male Veterans

33

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

16.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

5%

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

76.59%

Born in Central City

97.07%

Native Born

2.93%

Foreign Born

2.04%

Non Citizen

0.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.07% of Central City residents were born in the United States, with 76.59% having been born in Kentucky. 2.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Central City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,9954555.33%
20288,5404555.63%
20278,0854555.96%
20267,6304556.34%
20257,1754556.77%
20246,7204557.26%
20236,2654557.83%
20225,8104558.5%
20215,355-460-7.91%
20205,815651.13%
20195,750-36-0.62%
20185,786-30-0.52%
20175,816-37-0.63%
20165,853-30-0.51%
20155,883-15-0.25%
20145,898-8-0.14%
20135,906-11-0.19%
20125,917-27-0.45%
20115,944-32-0.54%
20105,976831.41%
20005,89391418.36%
19904,979-235-4.51%
19805,2141,75950.91%
19703,455-239-6.47%
19603,694-416-10.12%
19504,110-89-2.12%
19404,199-122-2.82%
19304,3211,21339.03%
19203,10856322.12%
19102,545
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Central City Population by Year