Latest Data (2018)
Population 28,864
Nationwide Rank 1319

Quick Facts

Central, Louisiana is the 1,319th largest city in the United States as of 2018.

Central, Louisiana is a city.

Central, Louisiana is as large as it has ever been. In 2018 Central had its largest population ever.

Central, Louisiana's growth is about average. 52% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Central, Louisiana Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
1309 New Iberia, Louisiana 29,099 -10.6%
1310 Southgate, Michigan 29,088 -4.4%
1311 Raytown, Missouri 28,993 -4.1%
1312 Windsor, Colorado 28,967 179.6%
1313 Ridgecrest, California 28,940 16.1%
1314 Port Huron, Michigan 28,927 -10.3%
1315 Lafayette, Colorado 28,924 23.7%
1316 Paragould, Arkansas 28,912 30.5%
1317 Desert Hot Springs, California 28,885 75.5%
1318 Casselberry, Florida 28,876 17.9%
1319 Central, Louisiana 28,864 8.3%
1320 Agawam Town, Massachusetts 28,854
1321 Lake in the Hills, Illinois 28,835 19.7%
1322 West Springfield Town, Massachusetts 28,747
1323 Northampton, Massachusetts 28,726 -0.8%
1324 Rexburg, Idaho 28,687 61.2%
1325 Bella Vista, Arkansas 28,661 80.9%
1326 Burton, Michigan 28,652 -5.6%
1327 Englewood, New Jersey 28,624 9.2%
1328 Aberdeen, South Dakota 28,562 13.4%
1329 Burbank, Illinois 28,534 2.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Louisiana

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2018
817 Monroe 47,877 -9.6%
837 Alexandria 46,776 0.5%
1174 Houma 32,864 0.0%
1309 New Iberia 29,099 -10.6%
1319 Central 28,864 8.3%
1360 Slidell 27,711 7.8%
1684 Ruston 22,123 6.5%
1775 Hammond 20,786 17.5%
1813 Sulphur 20,230 -1.1%
2005 Natchitoches 17,831 -1.1%
2015 Gretna 17,730 1.0%
2023 Zachary 17,678 56.1%
2171 Opelousas 16,126 -29.2%
2325 Thibodaux 14,576 1.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2018 28,864 1,319
2017 28,984 1,304
2016 28,529 1,312
2015 28,295 1,314
2014 28,119 1,313
2013 27,743 1,321
2012 27,548 1,319
2011 27,175 1,332
2010 26,864 1,329
2009 26,446 1,323
2008 26,375 1,320
2007 26,709 1,286
2006 27,174 1,254
2005 26,058 1,293
2004 26,225 1,274
2003 26,343 1,255
2002 26,410 1,240
2001 26,533 1,229
2000 26,646 1,201