Central, Louisiana Population 2020

29,172

Central is a city located in Louisiana. With a 2020 population of 29,172, it is the 11th largest city in Louisiana and the 1316th largest city in the United States. Central is currently growing at a rate of 0.53% annually and its population has increased by 8.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,864 in 2010. Spanning over 63 miles, Central has a population density of 469 people per square mile.

The average household income in Central is $86,050 with a poverty rate of 6.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $851 per month, and the median house value is $198,700. The median age in Central is 41.4 years, 38.7 years for males, and 43.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.3 males.

Central Demographics

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

  • White: 88.81%
  • Black or African American: 8.67%
  • Two or more races: 1.18%
  • Asian: 0.76%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Central, Louisiana is 29,172, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 28,864.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,864.

Central, Louisiana Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,37888.81%
Black or African American2,4788.67%
Two or More Races3381.18%
Asian2180.76%
Some Other Race1410.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.08%

Central Population Pyramid 2020

Central Median Age

41.4


Total

38.7


Male

43.7


Female

Central Adults

There are 21,794 adults, (4,960 of whom are seniors) in Central.

Central Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Central Sex Ratio

Female

14,560

50.95%

Male

14,017

49.05%

Central Households and Families

Central Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Central Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male97.7%2.3%
Married93.8%6.2%
All86.4%13.6%
Female84.5%15.5%
Non Family67.8%32.2%

86.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,2782.7886.4
Married6,2583.2793.8
Non Family2,5681.1667.8
Female1,1423.5984.5
Male3103.1997.7

3.27

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

2.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Central Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4842.46%
9th to 12th Grade1,1165.68%
High School Graduate7,25836.95%
Some College4,75924.23%
Associates Degree1,1525.86%
Bachelors Degree3,65318.60%
Graduate Degree1,2226.22%

Central Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White17,48416,1144,195
Black1,4511,378521
Hispanic44030978
Asian18517455
Other Race898146
Multiple Races606026
Native American249

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 51.69%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$46,329$57,860$36,528
Less Than High School$35,689$27,647$47,917
High School Grad$42,012$52,362$32,476
Some College$39,903$57,641$27,625
Bachelors Degree$56,657$81,434$44,100
Graduate Degree$59,477$78,958$58,000

$46,329

Average Earnings

$57,860

Average Male

$36,528

Average Female

Central Language

Central Language by Age

Central Language

97.05% of Central residents speak only English, while 2.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.41% of the population.

Central Poverty

Central Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,8651,5376.18%
Black2,47632913.29%

6.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.04%

Male Poverty Rate

8.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Central

The race most likely to be in poverty in Central is Black, with 13.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Central is White, with 6.18% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.33%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School10.81%
Some College8.07%
High School5.29%
Bachelors or Greater2.50%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.08%
Female Unemployed7.24%
Female Employed2.95%
Male Employed1.41%

Central Income

Central Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$71,482$86,050
Families$88,550$98,898
Married Families$94,697-
Non Families$33,235$45,016

Central Marital Status

Central Marital Status

Marriage Rates

58.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

56.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Central Married by Age and Sex

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

Central Veterans

1,642

Number of Veterans

1,568

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam696
Second Gulf War270
First Gulf War198
Korea137
World War II75
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5447.83%
Black603.67%
2 or More2236.67%
Asian167.34%

$Central Veterans by Education

9.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Central Employment Status

60.9%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Central Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

80.42%

Born in Louisiana

98.81%

Native Born

1.19%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.81% of Central residents were born in the United States, with 80.42% having been born in Louisiana. 0.73% 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
202029,1721540.53%
201929,0181540.53%
201828,864560.19%
201728,8081540.54%
201628,6543041.07%
201528,3501820.65%
201428,1683711.33%
201327,7973221.17%
201227,4752971.09%
201127,1782580.96%
201026,9200.00%