Central City, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Central City, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Central City had a population of 1,087 as of July 1, 2018. Central City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Central City is located at latitude 40.1096 and longitude -78.8043 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Central City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,185 feet.

The Borough of Central City (GNIS ID: 1215585) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves 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 City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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


Total Population 1,087
Population in Households 1,087
Population in Familes 850
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,015
Diversity Index2 1


Median Household Income $38,874
Average Household Income $47,250
Per Capita Income $20,778


Total Housing Units 554 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 397 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 76 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $70,486
Average Home Value $84,824


Total Households 478
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 308
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.71%
Households -0.28% -0.59%
Families -0.42% -0.72%
Median Household Income   2.68%
Per Capita Income   3.52%

Central City, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central City to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania 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 # 929 47th
Population Density # 682 61st
Diversity Index # 1748 1st
Median Household Income # 1543 12th
Per Capita Income # 1600 9th

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