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Central City, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Central City had a population of 531 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Central City is located at latitude 35.3364 and longitude -94.238 in Sebastian County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Central City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Sebastian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Town of Central City (GNIS ID: 2406247) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Central City is located within Township of Mont Sandels, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sebastian County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Central City: Central.

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Central City, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 531
Population in Households 531
Population in Familes 470
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 229
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 229
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 252 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $141,406
Average Home Value $155,000


Median Household Income $70,264
Average Household Income $75,161
Per Capita Income $29,123
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 0.63%
Households 0.94% 0.6%
Families 2.68% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Central City, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central City to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 293 46th
Population Density1 # 395 27th
Diversity Index2 # 342 37th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 20 96th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.