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Central City Demographics

mapCentral City is a city in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,978 at the 2012 census. It is the county seat of Merrick County. The cost of living in Central City is 2.2% less than the Nebraska average and 10.5% less than the national average (source: AreaVibes).

Population

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Central City 2,987 2,934 2,899 2,880
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Age

Population 2010 2016 2021
0-4 194 172 163
5-9 196 171 171
10-14 189 182 191
15-19 195 188 189
20-24 138 157 127
25-29 165 154 146
30-34 146 135 150
35-39 165 145 133
40-44 178 165 163
45-49 186 174 160
50-54 173 179 171
55-59 200 194 188
60-64 198 227 210
65-69 135 154 188
70-74 124 145 160
75-79 127 129 139
80-84 100 101 104
85+ 125 127 128
18+ 2,230 2,250 2,232
Median Age 42 44 45
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Population by Race

Central City 2016
Total 2,899
White Alone 94.650
Black Alone 0.210
American Indian Alone 0.520
Asian Alone 1.520
Pacific Islander Alone 0.140
Some Other Race 1.280
Two or More Races 1.690
Hispanic Origin 3.590
Diversity Index 16.600
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Households

Population 2000 2010 2016 2021
Households 1,209 1,240 1,244 1,244
Housing Units 1,344 1,419 1,441 1,445
Owner Occupied Units 791 791
Renter Occupied Units 453 453
Vacant Units 197 201
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Central City 2016 2021
Median Household $47,362 $44,718
Average Household $52,589 $56,369
Per Capita $22,787 $24,551
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Household Income Base

Central City 2016
<$15,000 178
$15,000 - $24,999 238
$25,000 - $34,999 102
$35,000 - $49,999 121
$50,000 - $74,999 383
$75,000 - $99,999 73
$100,000 - $149,999 136
$150,000 - $199,999 0
$200,000+ 13
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Growth Rate

Central City 2010 - 2014 2014 - 2019
Population -0% -0%
Households 0% 0%
Families 0% -0%
Median Household Income -1%
Per Capita Income 2%
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Central City Quality Life

EDUCATION

We have 2 school systems in Central City.  Central City Public Schools includes a Grade School  (K-4), Middle School (5-8) and High School (9-12).

Nebraska Christian also provides K-12 education in a campus just outside the City Limits.


HOUSING

 

Home Value

Central City 2016 2021
Median Home Value $76,781 $80,900
Average Home Value $117,898 $140,455
<$50,000 193 186
$50,000 - $99,999 379 339
$100,000 - $149,999 105 93
$150,000 - $199,999 57 93
$200,000 - $249,999 11 13
$250,000 - $299,999 4 4
$300,000 - $399,999 3 3
$400,000 - $499,999 7 9
$500,000 - $749,999 0 4
$750,000 - $999,999 32 46
$1,000,000 + 1 1
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing Year Built

Year Range Houses Built
2010 or Later 8
2000-2009 117
1990-1999 54
1980-1989 151
1970-1979 178
1960-1969 114
1950-1959 191
1940-1949 53
1939 or Before 540
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Category Commuters
Workers 16+ 1,530
In-County Residents 1,007
Out-of-County Residents 523
Drive Alone 1,207
Carpooled 108
Public Transport 0
Work at Home 85
Less than 5 minutes 352
5-9 minutes 305
10-14 minutes 180
15-19 minutes 71
20-24 minutes 42
25-29 minutes 64
30-34 minutes 242
35-39 minutes 40
40-44 minutes 94
45-59 minutes 43
60-89 minutes 0
90+ minutes 12
Average Travel Time 0
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Central City Workforce Occupations

 

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 1,889
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 6
Mining 0
Utilities 9
Construction 28
Manufacturing 53
Wholesale Trade 80
   
Retail Trade 307
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 32
Furn & Home Furnish Str 0
Electronics & Appl Store 0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 19
Food & Beverage Stores 166
Health/Pers Care Stores 8
Gasoline Stations 3
Clothing/Accessory Store 0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 0
General Merchandise Str 7
Misc Store Retailers 68
Nonstore Retailers 4
   
Transportation/Warehouse 22
Information 29
   
Finance & Insurance 57
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 37
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 6
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 14
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 44
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 70
Legal Services 14
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 17
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 11
Educational Services 409
HealthCare/Social Assist 407
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 25
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 108
Accommodation 9
Food Srv/Drinking Places 99
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 82
Auto Repair/Maintenance 4
Public Administration Emp 125
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Central City Workforce Establishments

 

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 207
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 3
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 2
Construction Bus 8
Manufacturing Bus 2
Wholesale Trade Bus 8
   
Retail Trade Bus 37
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 10
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 5
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 8
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 3
Gasoline Stations Bus 2
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 0
General Merchandise Str Bus 1
Misc Store Retailers Bus 7
Nonstore Retailers Bus 1
   
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 5
Information Bus 6
   
Finance & Insurance Bus 18
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 8
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 3
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 7
   
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 7
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 13
Legal Services Bus 3
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 5
Educational Services Bus 6
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 16
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 3
   
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 12
Accommodation Bus 2
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 10
   
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 34
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 4
Public Administration Bus 20
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Central City Available Real Estate

CENTRAL CITY OFFERS FREE LOTS TO HOME BUILDERS

Central City offers free lots to those companies or individuals who place a completed house within 1 year. For more information, please contact City Hall at (308) 946-3806.

There are 3 realtors with physical offices in Central City.  These include in alphabetical order:

Catlett Real Estate

Central Realty, Inc.

Ross Realty, Inc.

Central City Higher Education

Educational Attainment (25+)

Educational Level Attained Number
Some High School 132
Graduated High School 609
Associates Degree 242
Bachelor's Degree 262
Graduate Degree 120
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Education Expenses

Category Amount
College Tuition $929,049
College School Books/Supplies $53,997
Voc/Tech School Books/Supplies $862
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

Central City Utilities

Central City is served by 3 primary high-speed internet providers.  CenturyLink provides high speed DSL internet service which can be bundled with other telecommunications services; CenturyLink can be contacted at 800-475-7526. Hamilton Communictions provides high speed wireless internet and can be contacted at 877-426-5638.  Cable Nebraska provides high speed cable internet access along with VOIP telephone service and can be contacted at (888) 275-7107. Cable television is also provided by Cable Nebraska and can be contacted at (308) 946-9832.

The Central City library provides computers with high-speed internet access for free use by the public.  We also provide a hot-spot for use with your laptop.

The City provides all utilities, including water, sewer, natural gas and electricity.  We also bill for the private garbage contractor.  Please stop by City Hall at 1515 17th Street to sign up for utility service.

Central City Military

Nebraska Air National Guard Helicoptor Squadron is located 23 miles from Central City.

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Why I Love Central City!
"They used to call it Lone Tree.  We have a new DQ in Central City.  There is a statue of the Lone Tree."
—Austin W., 1st Grade