Central City, Kentucky Population 2022

5,787
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Central City is a city located in Muhlenberg County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 5,787, it is the 80th largest city in Kentucky and the 6027th largest city in the United States. Central City is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,819 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Central City has a population density of 1,105 people per square mile.

The average household income in Central City is $61,480 with a poverty rate of 13.03%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $631 per month, and the median house value is $123,800. The median age in Central City is 37.6 years, 39.1 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Central City Demographics

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

  • White: 93.07%
  • Black or African American: 5.15%
  • Two or more races: 1.33%
  • Asian: 0.45%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Central City, Kentucky is 5,787 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,819.

Central City, Kentucky Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Central City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Central City Population by Race

Central City Population Pyramid 2022

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Central City Median Age

36.8


Total

36.5


Male

37.3


Female

Central City Adults

There are 4,392 adults, (1,024 of whom are seniors) in Central City.

Central City Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Central City Sex Ratio

Female

2,992

51.85%

Male

2,778

48.15%

Central City Population by Age

Central City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Central City Household Types

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Central City Households and Families

3.35

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Central City Households by Type

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Central City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Central City Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,565

Average Earnings

$36,477

Average Male

$27,317

Average Female

Central City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central City Language by Age

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Central City Language

93.88% of Central City residents speak only English, while 6.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.63% of the population.

Central City Language

Central City Poverty by Race

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13.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.58%

Male Poverty Rate

15.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central City is White, with 14.43% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.24%.

Central City Poverty

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Central City Poverty Rate by Education

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Central City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central City Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Central City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

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 Marital Status

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362

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Central City Veterans by War

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Central City Veterans by Age

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Central City Veterans by Race

Central City Veterans by Education

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23.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central City Veterans by Education

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48.8%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

4.2%

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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78.67%

Born in Central City

97.00%

Native Born

3.00%

Foreign Born

2.55%

Non Citizen

0.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.00% of Central City residents were born in the United States, with 78.67% having been born in Kentucky. 2.55% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Central City Population by Year