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Central City, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The Town of Central City had a population of 517 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Central City: Central.

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Central City, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 517
Daytime Population: Workers 87
Daytime Population: Residents 288
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 375
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 517
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 223
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $68,765
Average Household Income $75,212
Per Capita Income $29,135


Total Housing Units 246 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 182 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $156,410
Average Home Value $166,209


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.46%
Households 0.5% 0.44%
Families 2.07% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.5%

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, 2017 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 # 298 45th
Population Density # 393 27th
Diversity Index # 341 37th
Median Household Income # 4 99th
Per Capita Income # 24 96th

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