Central City Merrick County, Nebraska

Central City: City in Nebraska, United States

About

Central City is a city located in the county of Merrick in the U.S. state of Nebraska. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,934 and a population density of 488 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 2,874 inhabitants.

The city was created 156 years ago in 1865.

Central City Quick Facts

Population : 2,874 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Nebraska (United States)
County : Merrick County
Postal code : 68826
Phone Area Codes : 308
Area : 6.01 km2
Altitude : 1,699 feet / 518 meters
Capital city : Central City is capital of Merrick County
Establishment : January 01, 1866 (156 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:29:37 (28th January 2022)
Density : 478 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : -2.09% (2010-2019)
Weather : 14℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather
Central City locator map
Location of Central City on Nebraska map.
Central City  Nebraska G St from B Ave image
Central City Nebraska G St from B Ave
Central City  Nebraska G St from B Ave image

Geography

Central City is located at 41°6'57"N 98°0'6"W (41.1158500, -98.0017200).

Central City map

Weather

Central City forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. more

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Central City decreased by 2.09% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,934 - census
2011 2,901 -1.14% estimation process
2012 2,932 1.06% estimation process
2013 2,922 -0.34% estimation process
2014 2,892 -1.04% estimation process
2015 2,888 -0.14% estimation process
2016 2,900 0.41% estimation process
2017 2,910 0.34% estimation process
2018 2,871 -1.36% estimation process
2019 2,874 0.1% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 67,328
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 68,496
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -1.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 67,314
April 1, 2010 Population : 68,406
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.8%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 22.9%
People over 65 (%) : 16.0%
Female persons, % : 49.9%
White only, percent : 74.6%
Black or African American alone, percent : 16.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.6%
Asians alone % : 2.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.4%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 6.9%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 70.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 4,123
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 9.2%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.9%

Central City zip code is 68826. County name: Merrick, County fips: 31121

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 60.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $117,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,047
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $439
2015-2019 median gross rent : $765
2015-2019 Households : 28,311
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.37
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 81.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 12.8%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 86.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 78.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.4%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 10.3%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 7.6%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 60.6%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 214,332
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 832,885
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 9,231,011
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 1,274,637
2012 total retail sales per capita : $18,663
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 16.1
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $47,327
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $27,637
Percentage of people living in poverty : 17.4%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 4,613
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,328
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,428
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 537
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,740
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 441
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 3,643
2010 population per square mile : 1,114.3
2010 land area in square miles : 61.39

Schools in Central City

College & universities near Central City, NE

Code Name City ZIP
180902 Central Community College Grand Island (NE) 68802-4903

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Central City, NE

Code Name Address Type
HAS Hastings 501 West First St. RAIL
LNK Lincoln 201 North 7th St. RAIL

Post offices near Central City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Central City Post Office Central City (NE) 68826

Other places with the same name (8)

Other cities in Merrick County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Merrick County , NE.

City Name Population Title
Palmer 473 Village in the United States
Silver Creek 359 Human settlement in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States of America
Clarks 345 Village in the United States
Chapman 299 Village in Nebraska, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Central City distances to largest Nebraska cities