Population: 5,558

Male 55% Female 45%
Married 66%
Single 34%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Central City has a very low population density. Central City is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,062 Central City
27,441 New York

City Info

Central City, KY is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 7/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Central City has a population density of 1,062, with 5,558 current residents.

Out of the 5,558 current residents, 55% are male and 45% are female. 66% of the residents are married and 34% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 48% Rain
  • 7% Snow


58°F average temperature

  • 43 years Median home age
  • $64,940 Median home price
  • 0% Home appreciation rate
  • 6.08% Annual property tax
  • 64.6%
    Homes owned
  • 23.3%
    Homes rented
  • 12.1%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Central City, the air quality is 83% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 48% rainy, and 7% snowy. The average temperature is 58°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Central City, you should know that 64.6% of homes are owned while 23.3% of homes are rented, and 12.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $64,940, the median age of homes is 43 years, the annual home appreciation is 0.00% and the annual property tax is 6.08%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Central City, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Central City’s crime rate is 2 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Central City is 38 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 48.27% Democratic, 50.02% Republican, and 1.72% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:14


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 62%
    High school diploma
  • 2%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 4%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Central City, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.20% of residents are unemployed in Central City (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Central City residents: 9.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 13.15% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.3% are in the customer service field, 21.4% are in the sales field, 0.51% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 14.9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 24.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 61.87%, 2.29% of residents have an associate’s degree, 3.78% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.51% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Central City, you should be aware that the average commute time is 23 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Central City have a few different options. 77% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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