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The Town of Central City had a population of 466 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Central City is located at latitude 35.3193 and longitude -94.2522 in Sebastian County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Central City 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 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 , a minor civil division (MCD) of Sebastian County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Central City: Central.

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Central City, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 466 (100%)
Population in Households 464 (99.6%)
Population in Families 406 (87.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 210
Diversity Index2 31


Median Household Income $53,786
Average Household Income $70,315
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $28,013
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (76.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (15.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $187,162
Average Home Value $204,641
Housing Affordability Index3 151


Total Households 199
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.48% 0.43%
Households 0.68% 0.50%
Families   0.39%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   4.46%
Owner Occupied HU   0.60%

Central City, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central City to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 301 52nd
Population Density # 383 39th
Median Household Income # 176 72nd
Housing Affordability Index # 221 35th
Per Capita Income # 242 61st
Diversity Index # 338 46th

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