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Central, LA
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Living in Central


Central is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 29,565 people and five constituent 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.

Unlike some cities, Central isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Central are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Central is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Central who work in office and administrative support (12.27%), sales jobs (9.89%), and business and financial occupations (9.58%).

Also of interest is that Central has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Central is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Central a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Central has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Central’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Central, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.33 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Central is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.84% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Central in 2018 was $37,044, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,176 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, German, and Italian.

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