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.
Central City is a blue-collar town, with 38.57% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 maintenance occupations (11.03%), office and administrative support (8.80%), and teaching (8.11%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.23 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Central City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Central City has a very low overall level of education: only 6.26% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Central City in 2010 was $16,622, 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 $66,488 for a family of four. However, Central City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Central City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.47% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 English, German, Dutch, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Central City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.