Central, Louisiana Population 2022

29,660
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Central is a city located in Louisiana. Central has a 2020 population of 29,660. Central is currently growing at a rate of 0.34% annually and its population has increased by 8.79% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,263 in 2010.

The average household income in Central is $95,889 with a poverty rate of 5.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $996 per month, and the median house value is $240,200. The median age in Central is 39.5 years, 37.9 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Central Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Centralwas:

  • White: 84.86%
  • Black or African American: 10.10%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Asian: 1.72%
  • Other race: 0.68%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Central, Louisiana is 29,660 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 29,660.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,263.

Central, Louisiana Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,81084.86%
Black or African American2,95310.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.09%
Asian5041.72%
Some Other Race2000.68%
Two or More Races7412.53%
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Central Population by Race

Central Population Pyramid 2022

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Central Median Age

38.4


Total

38.6


Male

38.2


Female

Central Adults

There are 21,638 adults, (4,640 of whom are seniors) in Central.

Central Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Central Sex Ratio

Female

14,514

49.65%

Male

14,721

50.35%

Central Population by Age

Central Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Central Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married96.1%3.9%
All88.7%11.3%
Female78.8%21.2%
Non Family76.6%23.4%
Male67.3%32.7%

88.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Central Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,8912.9588.7
Married6,1703.4296.1
Male3153.0867.3
Female1,3043.578.8
Non Family2,1021.2376.6

3.35

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

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Central Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3882.01%
9th to 12th Grade1,0015.19%
High School Graduate6,59634.17%
Some College4,73124.51%
Associates Degree1,4087.29%
Bachelors Degree3,93120.36%
Graduate Degree1,2506.48%
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Central Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Central Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races11211272
Black1,6881,603670
White16,67015,5864,309
Asian403293103
Hispanic47836863
Other Race98649
Native American2727

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 64.29%.

Central Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,363$67,290$40,741
Less Than 9th Grade$30,353$29,191$
High School Graduate$51,318$59,022$36,303
Some College$55,232$84,319$31,602
Bachelors Degree$54,650$84,348$45,521
Graduate Degree$64,317$133,229$58,938

$53,363

Average Earnings

$67,290

Average Male

$40,741

Average Female

Central Earnings by Educational Attainment

Central Language by Age

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Central Language

96.92% of Central residents speak only English, while 3.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.28% of the population.

Central Language

Central Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native2727100.00%
Black2,95033211.25%
White24,3931,1914.88%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic662304.53%

5.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.02%

Male Poverty Rate

6.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central is Hispanic, with 4.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.57%.

Central Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade11.66%
High School4.47%
Some College5.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.49%

Central Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.60%
Male Unemployed12.82%
Female Employed2.59%
Female Unemployed16.50%

Central Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Central Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,183$103,583
Families$101,825$115,060
Married Families$118,167-
Non Families$50,579$56,267
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Income by Household Type

Central Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

55.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Central Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Central Marital Status

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2,039

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War314
First Gulf War295
Vietnam1,093
Korea50
World War II42

Central Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34157
35 to 54327
55 to 64139
65 to 74863
75+553

Central Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6858.97%
Black33717.22%
Asian173.37%

Central Veterans by Race

Central Veterans by Education

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3.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central Veterans by Education

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64.7%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Central Employment by Age

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Central Employment by Race

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Central 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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81.68%

Born in Central

97.99%

Native Born

2.01%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.99% of Central residents were born in the United States, with 81.68% having been born in Louisiana. 1.29% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
201027,2630.00%
201127,5242610.96%
201227,8243001.09%
201328,1463221.16%
201428,5173711.32%
201528,7061890.66%
201629,0253191.11%
201729,1911660.57%
201829,256650.22%
201929,3571010.35%
202029,4581010.34%
202129,5591010.34%
202229,6601010.34%

Central Population by Year