Central City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 5,892 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Central City is the 74th largest community in Kentucky.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Central City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.77% of the Central City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Central City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Central City who work in teaching (9.74%), maintenance occupations (9.52%), and office and administrative support (9.20%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Central City is worth considering.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Central City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.94 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Central City is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Central City ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.59% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Central City in 2010 was $16,056, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $64,224 for a family of four. However, Central City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Central City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Central City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Central City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Central City include German, English, Dutch, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Central City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.