Central City, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 5,902 (92% urban, 8% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.2%
 
Males: 3,709  (62.9%)
Females: 2,193  (37.1%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42374.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,554 (it was $27,371 in 2000)
Central City:

$34,554
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,976 (it was $12,637 in 2000)

Central City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,826 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Central City:

$78,826
KY:

$120,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $487.

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  • Races in Central City, KY (2010)

    Central City races chart
    • 5,15786.3%White alone
    • 5829.7%Black alone
    • 1322.2%Hispanic
    • 831.4%Two or more races
    • 100.2%American Indian alone
    • 80.1%Asian alone
    • 50.08%Other race alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Central City: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (28.8%), Irish (14.9%), English (11.2%), German (9.4%), Dutch (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/11/1882

Elevation: 415 feet

Land area: 5.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,128 people per square mile   (low).

Central City, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central City city:

  • Never married: 35.2%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Central City, Kentucky as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Central City to the number of sex offenders is 493 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $659 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $381 (0.6%)

Central City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Owensboro, KY (32.0 miles , pop. 54,067).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (81.3 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: South Carrollton, KY (1.7 miles) , Powderly, KY (2.0 miles ), Greenville, KY (2.6 miles ), Bremen, KY (2.6 miles ), Drakesboro, KY (2.6 miles ), Rockport, KY (2.8 miles ), Beechmont, KY (3.1 miles ), Island, KY (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,200
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.29 N, Longitude: 87.13 W

Area code: 270

Central City household income distribution Central City home values distribution

Crime rates in Central City by Year
Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 001001000
per 100,000 0.00.017.40.00.017.70.00.00.0
Rapes 200113000
per 100,000 34.10.00.017.517.653.10.00.00.0
Robberies 012311001
per 100,000 0.017.234.752.517.617.70.00.017.0
Assaults 523534235
per 100,000 85.334.352.187.552.870.733.250.484.9
Burglaries 1884698257
per 100,000 307.1137.269.4105.0158.5141.533.284.0118.8
Thefts 773531255247727675
per 100,000 1,313.5600.3537.9437.4915.8831.11,196.21,276.21,273.1
Auto thefts 465352250
per 100,000 68.2102.986.852.588.135.433.284.00.0
Arson 000N/A00000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0N/A0.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 281.7) 128.956.192.579.488.2149.161.976.784.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Central City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 12 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Kentucky average:

1.94
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +819 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Material moving occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Central City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Central City, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Central City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kentucky state average. It is 54% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/15/2005, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Central City city center injured 40 people and caused $31 million in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.5 miles away from the city center killed 31 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central City-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 75% 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 90.1 miles away from the 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 59.7 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 113.3 miles away from the 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 132.8 miles away from Central City center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 185.2 miles away from the 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 Muhlenberg County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central City topographic map

Birthplace of: Bernard Hickman - Basketball player-coach, Marty Mason - Baseball player and coach, Patrick Sparks - College basketball player (Kentucky Wildcats), Ziggy Sears - Baseball umpire.

Hospitals and medical centers in Central City:

  • GREEN RIVER HOSPICE (109 SOUTH SECOND STREET)
  • FMC - CENTRAL CITY (222 PHILLIP STONE WAY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Central City:

  • BELLE MEADE HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • BELLE MEADE HOME ICF (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MAPLE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • MUHLENBERG COMMUNITY HOSP HHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)
  • MUHLENBERG COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; GREENVILLE, KY)

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

  • Madisonville Community College (about 22 miles; Madisonville, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,082)
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College (about 30 miles; Owensboro, KY; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • Hopkinsville Community College (about 35 miles; Hopkinsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,269)
  • Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 2,794)
  • Western Kentucky University (about 43 miles; Bowling Green, KY; FT enrollment: 16,942)
  • University of Evansville (about 52 miles; Evansville, IN; FT enrollment: 2,688)
  • Austin Peay State University (about 55 miles; Clarksville, TN; FT enrollment: 8,621)

Public elementary/middle school in Central City:

See full list of schools located in Central City

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Educational institutions in Central City now include a Community College (Madisonville Community College, Muhlenberg Branch) with an enrollment around 1,100. added by Michael Davis

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Notable location: Central City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Fairmont Cemetery (1), Rose Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Muhlenberg County Libraries- - Central City (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 108 East Broad Street).

Hotels: Central Motel (300 East Everly Brothers Boulevard), Country Hearth Inn (640 South 2nd Street), Super 8 Motel (635 South 2nd Street), Central City KY Days Inn (640 South 2nd Street), Caronoda Motel (606 South 2nd Street).

Muhlenberg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 100. This is worse than average.

City:

100
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 5.36. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.36
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.52. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.52
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2005 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0

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

CENTRAL CITY WATER & SEWER (Population served: 6,715, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.3%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 68.3% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Central City in 2010:

  • 949 people in state prisons
  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
865 people in state prisons in 2000
83 people in nursing homes in 2000

Central City, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Central City compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Central City (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank of Kentucky: First Security Bank Of Kentucky at 110 North First Street, branch established on 1904/01/04; Central City Branch at 110 North First Street, branch established on 2011/07/18. Info updated 2011/09/09: Bank assets: $68.7 mil, Deposits: $58.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancorp Of Kentucky, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Central City Branch at 1725 W. Everly Brothers Blvd, branch established on 2009/04/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • First National Bank of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: First National Bank Of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky at 130 West Broad Street, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $156.6 mil, Deposits: $126.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First United, Inc.
  • Old National Bank: Citizens Union Branch at 301 South 2nd Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp
  • First Kentucky Bank, Inc.: Central City Branch at 109 North Second Street, branch established on 1934/06/01. Info updated 2006/10/25: Bank assets: $369.9 mil, Deposits: $313.6 mil, headquarters in Mayfield, KY, positive income, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Central City, Kentucky:

  • Caronoda Motel, Rt 4, Central City, KY 42330 , Phone: (270) 754-1320
  • Days Inn, 640 Second St, Central City, KY 42330 , Phone: (270) 754-1222, Fax: (270) 754-9185
  • Central Motel, US Hwy 62 E & 431, Central City, KY 42330 , Phone: (270) 754-2441
  • Best Western Venture Inn, 627 S 2nd St, Central City, KY 42330 , Phone: (270) 757-0222, Fax: (270) 757-9378
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Central City, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Kentucky average:

12.3

Central City travel time to work - commute Central City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Central City city (based on Muhlenberg County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,64572
Mainline Protestant1,92219
Black Protestant4513
Other2462
Catholic2451
None8,990-
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: 8
Muhlenberg County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Muhlenberg County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Muhlenberg County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Muhlenberg County:

30.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

15.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2006)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 5$10,911$26,1860$0
Solid Waste Management 6$10,089$20,1780$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,813$21,7560$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$12,967$31,1210$0
Firefighters 5$12,609$30,2621$186
Police Protection - Officers 11$28,468$31,0561$75
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,548
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$3,542
Financial Administration 4$10,818$32,4540$0
Totals for Government 37$87,674$28,43512$5,351

Central City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing & Community Development: $159,000 ($26.94)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,032,000 ($174.86)
    Central Staff Services: $573,000 ($97.09)
    Police Protection: $445,000 ($75.40)
    Sewerage: $444,000 ($75.23)
    Regular Highways: $252,000 ($42.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $241,000 ($40.83)
    Housing & Community Development: $235,000 ($39.82)
    Fire Protection: $172,000 ($29.14)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($10.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($3.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Housing & Community Development: $11,000 ($1.86)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $653,000 ($110.64)
    Fire Protection: $116,000 ($19.65)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($6.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $37,000 ($6.27)
    Police Protection: $18,000 ($3.05)
    Central Staff: $5,000 ($0.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,639,000 ($277.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $109,000 ($18.47)

Central City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $588,000 ($99.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000 ($65.74)
    Housing & Community Development: $176,000 ($29.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($4.07)
    All Other: $14,000 ($2.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $533,000 ($90.31)
    Housing & Community Development: $249,000 ($42.19)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $30,000 ($5.08)
    General Support: $9,000 ($1.52)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $71,000 ($12.03)
    General Revenue, NEC: $51,000 ($8.64)
    Property Sale Other: $25,000 ($4.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,187,000 ($201.12)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $122,000 ($20.67)
    Highways: $91,000 ($15.42)
  • Tax - NEC: $419,000 ($70.99)
    Property: $349,000 ($59.13)
    Public Utilities: $80,000 ($13.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $51,000 ($8.64)

Central City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,033,000 ($513.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,920,000 ($494.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $113,000 ($19.15)

Central City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $346,000 ($58.62)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $984,000 ($166.72)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $580,000 ($98.27)

3.44% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hopkins County, KY  0.31% ($29,156 average AGI)
from Daviess County, KY  0.29% ($23,900)
from Logan County, KY  0.23% ($32,542)


4.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hopkins County, KY  0.49% ($28,882 average AGI)
to Daviess County, KY  0.32% ($23,324)
to Warren County, KY  0.30% ($32,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central City:

  • WNES (1050 AM; 1 kW; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMTA (1380 AM; 1 kW; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: WMTA, AM 1380,INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVJS (1420 AM; 5 kW; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WKCT (930 AM; 5 kW; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: DAILY NEWS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRUS (610 AM; 2 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: LOGAN RADIO INCORPORATED)
  • WAIA (1600 AM; 1 kW; BEAVER DAM, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTTL (1310 AM; 2 kW; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central City:

  • W278AD (103.5 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WQXQ (101.9 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKYA (105.5 FM; GREENVILLE, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBKR (92.5 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF EVANSVILLE/OWENSBORO, INC.)
  • W284AO (104.7 FM; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNTC (103.9 FM; DRAKESBORO, KY; Owner: NASHVILLE'S SPORTSRADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WUBT (101.1 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVVR (100.3 FM; HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TUCKESSEE, LLC)
  • WKTG (93.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYMV (106.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CBC, INC.)
  • WSTO (96.1 FM; OWENSBORO, KY; Owner: TSB III, LLC)
  • WXMZ (106.3 FM; HARTFORD, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W235AC (94.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: HEARTLAND MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WXCM (97.1 FM; HAWESVILLE, KY; Owner: WLME, INC.)
  • WSOF-FM (89.9 FM; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: MADISONVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Central City:

  • WKMA-TV (Channel 35; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WAZE-TV (Channel 19; MADISONVILLE, KY; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W62CJ (Channel 62; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKGB-TV (Channel 53; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
Central City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2013

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2013 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Central City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 96m315ftTotal length
  • $1,268,000Total costs
  • 91,330Total average daily traffic
  • 22,887Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21960-1969
  • 51980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 62000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Central City, KY

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 65
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Central City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Central City, KY
Most common first names in Central City, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12172.7 years
John9673.3 years
William9673.5 years
Mary9078.4 years
Charles6367.7 years
Robert6071.7 years
George4072.9 years
Thomas2970.1 years
Roy2568.4 years
Dorothy2474.4 years
Most common last names in Central City, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Vincent7477.2 years
Brown4277.5 years
Moore3475.9 years
Smith3372.5 years
Stewart3179.7 years
Miller3173.5 years
Noffsinger3079.7 years
Gish3079.5 years
Johnson3071.6 years
Jones2672.8 years
Businesses in Central City, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS2
Goodwill2Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Long John Silver's1

Central City on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Postsecondary teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fatal accidents per 100,000 population from 1975 to 2008 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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  • William Daugherty (1)
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2015.