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Central, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The City of Central had a population of 28,895 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2504823) 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.

The City of Central is located within Parish Governing Authority District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of East Baton Rouge Parish.


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Central, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 28,895
Population in Households 28,852
Population in Familes 25,287
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 464
Diversity Index3 29
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $63,073
Average Household Income $83,224
Per Capita Income $31,484

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,279 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,903 (78.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,023 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 353 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $210,990
Average Home Value $235,863
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,926
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 8,357
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.89% 0.76%
Households 0.86% 0.73%
Families 0.66% 0.59%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Central, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 17 97th
Population Density # 282 41st
Diversity Index # 381 20th
Median Household Income # 33 93rd
Per Capita Income # 43 91st

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