Central City, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 1,280 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +10.6%
 
Males: 620  (48.5%)
Females: 660  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52214.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,944 (it was $36,544 in 2000)
Central City:

$49,944
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,279 (it was $18,800 in 2000)

Central City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,956 (it was $78,300 in 2000)
Central City:

$126,956
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $137,769; detached houses: $143,851; townhouses or other attached units: $96,505

Median gross rent in 2017: $552.

March 2019 cost of living index in Central City: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.3%
  • Races in Central City, IA (2010)
    • 1,22297.2%White alone
    • 151.2%Hispanic
    • 70.6%Black alone
    • 80.6%Two or more races
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone

Races in Central City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Central City, Iowa as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Central City is 266 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (58.8%), American (7.4%), English (7.4%), Irish (6.2%), Welsh (4.5%), Czech (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/6/1889

Elevation: 830 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,442 people per square mile   (low).

Central City, Iowa map

9 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,805 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,580 (2.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (17.0 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (124.0 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (199.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Coggon, IA (2.3 miles ),
Prairieburg, IA (2.4 miles),
Alburnett, IA (2.5 miles ),
Ryan, IA (3.2 miles ),
Stone City, IA (3.3 miles),
Springville, IA (3.3 miles ),
Robins, IA (3.4 miles ),
Marion, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.20 N, Longitude: 91.53 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Central City, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Central City, IA in 2017
Central City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 13 buildings, average cost: $69,000
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $91,600
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $109,700
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $157,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $174,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Central City, IA residents
Average permit cost in Central City, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+6.3%).
Most common industries in Central City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Health care (6.5%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.7%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Machinery (4.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (12.2%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Educational services (10.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Central City, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Customer service representatives (8.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Child care workers (4.5%)

Average climate in Central City, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Central City, Iowa average temperatures Central City, Iowa average precipitation Central City, Iowa humidity Central City, Iowa wind speed Central City, Iowa snowfall Central City, Iowa sunshine Central City, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Central City, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.2. This is about average.

City:

74.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.217. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.217
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.43. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.43
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.224. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.51
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Central City-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Central City city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/12/1974, a category F4 tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.7 miles away from Central City center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 302.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 144.7 miles away from Central City center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 352.6 miles away from Central City center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 322.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 308.3 miles away from Central City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Central City:

  • WINSLOW HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • WILLOW GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF LINN COUNTY (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • NORTHBROOK MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • REM IOWA-TERRY AVENUE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HIAWATHA, IA)
  • CRESTVIEW ACRES (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • REM IOWA-DALEVIEW DRIVE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MARION, IA)

Operable nuclear power plant near Central City:

  • 17 miles: Duane Arnold in Palo, IA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central City:

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 22 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 38 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 45 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 47 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 53 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 65 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 67 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)

Public high school in Central City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Central City:

See full list of schools located in Central City

Library in Central City:

  • J.C. CLEGG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $47,243; Location: 137 4TH ST N; 9,808 books; 76 audio materials; 377 video materials; 36 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Central City: Meadowview Country Club (A), John C Clegg Library (B), Central City Hall (C), Northeast Linn Ambulance Service (D), Central City Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Central City include: United Methodist Church (A), Saint Stephen's Catholic Church (B), United Church of Christ (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Linn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Central City and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRAL CITY WATER SUPPLY (Address: 137 4TH ST N , Population served: 1,257, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2013), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2005 and AUG-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2006)
  • One regular monitoring violation
ST STEPHENS CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 103, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.2%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
Whole state:

6.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Central City (2011 data):

  • City State Bank: at 59 Fourth Street North, branch established on 1946/06/15. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $131.1 mil, Deposits: $110.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: City State Bancorporation, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Central City:

Marital status in Central City, IA
  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 50.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Central City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Central City, IA (based on Linn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,93018
Mainline Protestant35,52275
Evangelical Protestant29,18488
Other4,96918
Orthodox5452
Black Protestant4332
None99,643-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 27
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Linn County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
Linn County:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Central City:

46.1%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Central City:

40.2%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.6%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.3%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.8%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Central City:

51.4%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Central City:

75.0%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Central City, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$3,208$38,4960$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,798$33,5760$0
Welfare 1$1,703$20,4362$1,437
Water Supply 1$4,100$49,2001$1,877
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 2$777
Local Libraries 0$0 2$2,703
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$456
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 4$11,809$35,4279$7,250

Central City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $902,000 ($704.69)
    General - Other: $120,000 ($93.75)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $162,000 ($126.56)
    Regular Highways: $137,000 ($107.03)
    Public Welfare - Other: $95,000 ($74.22)
    Water Utilities: $88,000 ($68.75)
    General - Other: $74,000 ($57.81)
    Libraries: $57,000 ($44.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $56,000 ($43.75)
    Financial Administration: $53,000 ($41.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $51,000 ($39.84)
    Housing and Community Development: $48,000 ($37.50)
    Police Protection: $31,000 ($24.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $20,000 ($15.63)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($13.28)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($5.47)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($4.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $2,000 ($1.56)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $48,000 ($37.50)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $245,000 ($191.41)

Central City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $141,000 ($110.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $56,000 ($43.75)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.78)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $81,000 ($63.28)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $64,000 ($50.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $8,000 ($6.25)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($6.25)
    General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($5.47)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $127,000 ($99.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $119,000 ($92.97)
    Other: $11,000 ($8.59)
  • Tax - Property: $495,000 ($386.72)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $149,000 ($116.41)
    Other License: $6,000 ($4.69)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($3.91)

Central City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,080,000 ($1625.00)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,770,000 ($1382.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $395,000 ($308.59)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $85,000 ($66.41)

Central City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $878,000 ($685.94)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Johnson County, IA  0.80% ($47,263 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.29% ($50,263)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.21% ($39,204)


5.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IA  0.59% ($53,893 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($54,752)
to Polk County, IA  0.26% ($53,674)

Businesses in Central City, IA

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Central City:

  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHQ (950 AM; 5 kW; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KWLO (1330 AM; 5 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central City:

  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KNWS-FM (101.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KMCH (94.7 FM; MANCHESTER, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KQMG-FM (95.3 FM; INDEPENDENCE, IA; Owner: KEENE OF IOWA, INC.)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Central City:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Central City fatal accident list:

Jul 11, 2001 05:40 PM, Sr-13, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 1988 11:39 AM, 13, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 76.2mTotal length
  • 25,095Total average daily traffic
  • 2,608Total average daily truck traffic
  • 25,095Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Central City, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 61970-1979
  • 41990-1999
  • 82000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Central City, IA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$91,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0103.00

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of fire incidents - 31 took place in 2003, and the least - 1 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Central City, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.3%), and Outside Fires (42.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Central City, IA
    • 6745.3%Structure Fires
    • 6342.6%Outside Fires
    • 106.8%Other
    • 85.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Central City, IA
Most common first names in Central City, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert2073.9 years
Mary1979.8 years
William1974.3 years
George1777.8 years
Harold1679.9 years
Donald1167.0 years
Charles1182.5 years
John980.8 years
Anna987.6 years
Henry981.2 years
Most common last names in Central City, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Henderson1278.4 years
Smith1281.3 years
Taylor1077.9 years
Holub880.7 years
Carpenter869.0 years
Drexler682.7 years
Sweet577.0 years
Paul578.6 years
Brunen581.6 years
Fuller576.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Central City, IA
  • 89.4%Utility gas
  • 4.7%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%No fuel used
  • 1.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Central City, IA
  • 52.3%Utility gas
  • 47.7%Electricity


Central City compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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