Central is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 28,529 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Central is the 17th 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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.09%), sales jobs (11.21%), and management occupations (9.58%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Central has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Central a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Central is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Central, the average commute to work is 31.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Central is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Central, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Central are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.95% of adults in Central having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Central in 2010 was $31,539, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,156 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 Irish, English, Italian, and German.
The most common language spoken in Central is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.