Central, Louisiana Population 2024

30,019

Central is a city located in East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana. Central has a 2024 population of 30,019. Central is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 1.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,557 in 2020.

The average household income in Central is $107,317 with a poverty rate of 4.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Central is 38.8 years, 37.4 years for males, and 41 years for females.

Central Demographics

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

  • White: 83.41%
  • Black or African American: 8.39%
  • Two or more races: 6.5%
  • Asian: 1.04%
  • Other race: 0.55%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
62.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
482.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.56% (462)
The current population of Central, Louisiana is 30,019 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,557.

Central, Louisiana Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White24,62083.41%
Black or African American2,4768.39%
Two or more races1,9196.5%
Asian3071.04%
Other race1610.55%
Native American350.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Central Population by Race

Central Population Pyramid 2024

Central Median Age

38.8

Total

37.4

Male

41

Female

Central Adults

There are 21,955 adults, (5,297 of whom are seniors) in Central.

Central Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Central Sex Ratio

Female15,13451.27%
Male14,38448.73%

Central Population by Age

Central Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All11,0352.6789.710.3
Married6,3653.2396.33.7
Non Family2,9591.1884.215.8
Female1,2663.2976.123.9
Male4452.8469.730.3
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

89.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Central 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 Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central 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 97.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.75%.

Central Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$56,998

Average Earnings

$74,193

Average Male

$41,118

Average Female

Central Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Central Language

96.98% of Central residents speak only English, while 3.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.49% of the population.

Central Language

Central Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White24,4959093.71%
Black2,47331312.66%
Multiple1,919512.66%
Hispanic772263.37%
Native351748.57%
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4.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.4%

Male Poverty Rate

4.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central is Native, with 48.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central is Multiple, with 2.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.99%.

Central Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School5.9%
Less Than 9th Grade4.51%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
Some College3.17%
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Central Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed7.45%
Female Employed3.08%
Male Employed0.62%
Female Unemployed
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Central Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Central Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Central Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Central 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 55-64.

Central Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Central Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,308

Number of Veterans

1,277

Male Veterans

31

Female Veterans

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Central Veterans by War

count

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Central Veterans by Age

count

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Central Veterans by Race

Central Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.5%

Employment Rate

2.2%

Unemployment Rate

Central Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Central Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Central 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

81.61%

Born in Central

98.18%

Native Born

1.82%

Foreign Born

1.19%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.18% of Central residents were born in the United States, with 81.61% having been born in Louisiana. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Central Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202930,7291420.46%
202830,5871420.47%
202730,4451420.47%
202630,3031420.47%
202530,1611420.47%
202430,0191420.48%
202329,8771420.48%
202229,7351420.48%
202129,593360.12%
202029,5571910.65%
201929,3661450.5%
201829,221770.26%
201729,1441480.51%
201628,9963171.11%
201528,6791840.65%
201428,4953641.29%
201328,1313161.14%
201227,8152941.07%
201127,5212560.94%
201027,265
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Central Population by Year