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Central, LA
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Central profile

Living in Central

Central is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 29,735 people and five associated neighborhoods, Central is the 14th largest community in Louisiana.

Central real estate is some of the most expensive in Louisiana, although Central house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Central is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Central’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Central, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.04 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Central citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.63% of adults in Central have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Central in 2018 was $41,070, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,280 for a family of four. However, Central contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Central is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Central home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Central residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Central include French, English, Irish, Italian, and German.

The most common language spoken in Central is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.