Central is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 29,357 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 (13.29%), sales jobs (10.64%), and management occupations (9.13%).
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.
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 32.19 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of people in Central who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.67% of adults in Central have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Central in 2018 was $35,227, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,908 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, Irish, English, German, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Central is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.