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%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Central has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Central has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Central than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Central may be for you.
In Central, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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 population of Central overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Central, 23.95% have at least a bachelor's 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.