Statewide Claims to Fame

Central is 4th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino

Central is 4th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Size in square miles

Central is 7th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Home ownership rate

Central is 8th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Race - White

Central is 11th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Residents with high school diploma (older than 25)

Central is 12th in Louisiana out of 62 other cities in Current population (2012)

Central is 14th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Income per household

Central is 15th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Households

Central is 16th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Housing units

Central is 18th in Louisiana out of 107 other cities in Income per capita

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Central Rank Louisiana US
Current population (2012) 27,548 12th 4,601,893 313,914,040
Size in square miles 62.2 4th 43,203.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 431.6 103rd 104.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Central Rank Louisiana US
Residents younger than 5 6.0% 96th 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.0% 85th 24.3% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.9% 35th 12.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Central Rank Louisiana US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 92.2% 11th 81.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.3% 43rd 21.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Central Rank Louisiana US
Race - White 89.3% 8th 63.7% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 8.3% 92nd 32.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 54th 0.7% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 73rd 1.7% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 88th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 1.0% 96th 1.4% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 1.6% 88th 4.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 88.2% 4th 59.9% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Central Rank Louisiana US
Female residents 51.0% 78th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.0% 87th 3.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Central Rank Louisiana US
Housing units 10,574 16th 1,978,848 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 6.0% 92nd 18.1% 25.9%
Households 10,233 15th 1,675,097 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 85.5% 7th 67.9% 66.1%
Home median value $165,300 21st $135,400 $186,200
People per household 2.6 54th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Central Rank Louisiana US
Income per capita $29,458 18th $23,853 $27,915
Income per household $62,616 14th $44,086 $52,762
Income below poverty line 7.1% 100th 18.4% 14.3%

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