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Central, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Central had a population of 27,947 as of July 1, 2015. Central ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Louisiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Central is located at latitude 30.5593 and longitude -91.0355 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The formal boundaries for the City of Central (see map below) encompass a land area of 62.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. East Baton Rouge Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 66 feet.

The City of Central has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Central, LA Boundary Map

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Central, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 27,947
Population in Households 27,904
Population in Familes 24,407
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 449
Diversity Index2 27
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,737
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 8,274
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,690 (77.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,047 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 439 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $209,325
Average Home Value $232,332
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $64,484
Average Household Income $81,729
Per Capita Income $31,379
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.67%
Households 1.02% 0.75%
Families 0.85% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Central, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 16 97th
Population Density1 # 288 39th
Diversity Index2 # 381 20th
Median Household Income # 32 93rd
Per Capita Income # 35 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.