Central City, Nebraska

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Population in 2022: 3,078 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 1,459  (47.4%)
Females: 1,619  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Nebraska median age:

37.4 years

Zip codes: 68826.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $52,461 (it was $34,178 in 2000)
Central City:

$52,461
NE:

$69,597

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,481 (it was $16,943 in 2000)

Central City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $179,839 (it was $62,700 in 2000)
Central City:

$179,839
NE:

$232,400

Median gross rent in 2022: $678.

March 2022 cost of living index in Central City: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 12.9%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Central City, NE (2022)
    • 2,62686.2%White alone
    • 2377.8%Hispanic
    • 872.9%Asian alone
    • 742.4%Two or more races
    • 20.07%Black alone
    • 10.03%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Central City, Nebraska as of April 15, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Central City is 225 to 1.


Crime rates in Central City by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.3)
1
(34.7)
1
(34.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(68.5)
1
(34.9)
1
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(35.6)
1
(34.1)
1
(33.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.4)
1
(34.3)
3
(104.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.3)
5
(174.3)
1
(34.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(65.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
11
(391.5)
1
(34.1)
5
(168.9)
5
(171.7)
7
(240.7)
4
(137.1)
13
(451.5)
5
(173.9)
8
(275.9)
1
(34.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.9)
3
(103.9)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(1,744)
49
(1,670)
47
(1,588)
52
(1,786)
55
(1,891)
45
(1,543)
41
(1,424)
24
(834.5)
24
(827.6)
8
(274.2)
6
(209.2)
3
(104.6)
5
(173.2)
8
(263.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(177.9)
1
(34.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(103.0)
1
(34.4)
1
(34.3)
1
(34.7)
3
(104.3)
1
(34.5)
1
(34.3)
1
(34.9)
1
(34.9)
3
(103.9)
4
(131.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(34.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index118.578.782.191.7102.1108.3140.081.755.277.873.944.322.534.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Central City, NE

Crime rate in Central City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 6 (5 officers - 5 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
US average:

2.38
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Ancestries: German (40.3%), American (20.0%), Irish (3.3%), English (3.1%), European (2.8%), Swedish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1703 feet

Land area: 1.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,547 people per square mile   (low).

Central City, Nebraska map

195 residents are foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 2.8% Asia).

This city:

6.4%
Nebraska:

7.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,017 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,550 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (72.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (537.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Overland, NE (1.6 miles),
Hordville, NE (2.5 miles),
Marquette, NE (2.7 miles ),
Archer, NE (2.8 miles),
Chapman, NE (3.2 miles ),
Clarks, NE (3.3 miles ),
Polk, NE (3.4 miles ),
Palmer, NE (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.11 N, Longitude: 98.00 W

Area code: 308

Distribution of median household income in Central City, NE in 2022
Distribution of house value in Central City, NE in 2022
Central City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 11 buildings, average cost: $256,300
  • 2021: 12 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2020: 6 buildings, average cost: $189,800
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $173,100
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $77,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Central City, NE residents
Average permit cost in Central City, NE
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.2%
Nebraska:

2.2%
Historical population in Central City, NE
Historical housing units in Central City, NE

Population change in the 1990s: +101 (+3.5%).
Most common industries in Central City, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Wood products (6.6%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Wood products (9.9%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.7%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Food (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Educational services (17.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.3%)
  • Wood products (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Central City, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Central City, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Central City, Nebraska environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2023 was 88.0. This is worse than average.

City:

88.0
U.S.:

72.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2023 was 8.44. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.44
U.S.:

8.11

Tornado activity:

Central City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Nebraska state average. It is 120% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/3/1980, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.5 miles away from the Central City city center killed 3 people and injured 110 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1964, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.5 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Nebraska state average. It is 374% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 329.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.3 miles away from Central City center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 123.3 miles away from Central City center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 391.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 683.8 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 266.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Merrick County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Central City:

  • LITZENBERG MEMORIAL COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1715 26TH ST)
  • CENTRAL CITY CARE CENTER (2720 SOUTH 17TH AVENUE)
  • LITZENBERG MEMORIAL COUNTY HOSPITAL LTC (1715 26TH STREET)

Airports located in Central City:

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

  • Central Community College (about 25 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 65 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 71 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Northeast Community College (about 72 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 74 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 75 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Wayne State College (about 94 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)

Public high school in Central City:

Private high school in Central City:

  • NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 216, Location: 1847 INSKIP AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Central City:

See full list of schools located in Central City

Library in Central City:

  • CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $190,157; Location: 1604 15TH AVENUE; 34,653 books; 3,907 e-books; 526 audio materials; 844 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 20 state licensed databases; 71 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Merrick County Board of Supervisors provides funding to all the Library's within Merrick County; Silver Creek Township Library, Clarks Public Library, Central City Public Library, and Palmer Libary. Due to this support in funding, all residents of Merrick County may use their library's without fee's.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Central City: Cargill Incorporated Elevator (A), Central City (B), Central City Ambulance Service (C), Central City Volunteer Fire Department (D), Merrick County Courthouse (E), Merrick County Sheriffs Office (F), Central City Public Library (G), Central City Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Central City Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Central City include: Christian Church (A), Friends Meeting House (B), Community Bible Church (C), Saint Pauls Lutheran Church (D), Episcopal Church (E), Grace Lutheran Church (F), Presbyterian Church (G), United Methodist Church (H), Saint Michaels Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Central City include: Lone Tree Historical Marker (1), Lone Tree Park (2), North Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Crawford Motel (East Highway 30), Super 8 Motel (2 South Highway 14).

Court: Merrick County of County Court (1510 18th Street).

Birthplace of: Chad Mustard - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Oct 8, 1977), Bill Wilson (outfielder) - Major League Baseball player.

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

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

CENTRAL CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 2,934, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-20-2011)
VALLEY VIEW COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-24-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-17-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-17-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2008), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-20-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-26-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-29-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.5%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
97 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
89 people in nursing homes in 2000
5 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Central City (2011 data):

  • Pinnacle Bank: Central City Branch at 320 G Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $3,171.2 mil, Deposits: $2,710.9 mil, headquarters in Lincoln, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 60 total offices, Holding Company: Pinnacle Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Central Bank Branch at 1634 16th Street, branch established on 1959/02/16. Info updated 2011/04/26: Bank assets: $115.4 mil, Deposits: $98.2 mil, headquarters in Saint Paul, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Howard County Land And Cattle Co.
  • Cornerstone Bank: Central City Branch at 1631 16th Street, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2011/10/13: Bank assets: $1,118.2 mil, Deposits: $1,010.6 mil, headquarters in York, NE, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: First York Ban Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Central City:

Marital status in Central City, NE
  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 49.6%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 95.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Nebraska average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Central City
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central City, NE (based on Merrick County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,30913
Evangelical Protestant1,06910
Catholic9483
Other31
None3,516-
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: 3
Merrick County:

3.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
This county:

9.13 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Merrick County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
Nebraska:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Merrick County:

29.9%
Nebraska:

28.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.6%
State:

12.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.8%
State:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

45.2%
Nebraska:

45.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.5
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Nebraska:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Central City:

14.3%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Central City:

36.8%
Nebraska:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.1%
State:

55.6%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.4%
Nebraska:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Central City, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$44,299$75,9411$1,523
Other Government Administration 7$27,147$46,5380$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$21,842$52,4211$897
Electric Power 4$21,844$65,5320$0
Streets and Highways 3$12,424$49,6960$0
Water Supply 2$11,003$66,0180$0
Gas Supply 2$12,183$73,0980$0
Police - Other 1$2,907$34,8840$0
Airports 1$2,279$27,3480$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,691$44,2920$0
Sewerage 1$5,522$66,2640$0
Parks and Recreation 1$6,010$72,1200$0
Local Libraries 0$0 6$8,910
Fire - Other 0$0 15$5,999
Firefighters 0$0 1$245
Hospitals 0$0 2$988
Totals for Government 35$171,151$58,68026$18,561

Central City government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $866,000 ($281.35)
    Air Transportation: $660,000 ($214.42)
    Libraries: $289,000 ($93.89)
    Regular Highways: $150,000 ($48.73)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,491,000 ($809.29)
    Central Staff Services: $434,000 ($141.00)
    Police Protection: $398,000 ($129.30)
    Financial Administration: $334,000 ($108.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $328,000 ($106.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $255,000 ($82.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $109,000 ($35.41)
    Libraries: $109,000 ($35.41)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $98,000 ($31.84)
    Air Transportation: $85,000 ($27.62)
    General Public Buildings: $67,000 ($21.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $150,000 ($48.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $1,008,000 ($327.49)
    General - Other: $734,000 ($238.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000 ($30.21)
    Police Protection: $69,000 ($22.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $56,000 ($18.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $44,000 ($14.29)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($11.37)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($10.07)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($8.45)
    Financial Administration: $20,000 ($6.50)
    General Public Building: $4,000 ($1.30)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,299,000 ($422.03)

Central City government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $11,851,000 ($3850.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $72,000 ($23.39)
    Air Transportation: $46,000 ($14.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $600,000 ($194.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $571,000 ($185.51)
    Interest Earnings: $56,000 ($18.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $365,000 ($118.58)
    Other: $170,000 ($55.23)
    General Local Government Support: $72,000 ($23.39)
  • Tax - Property: $967,000 ($314.17)
    Other License: $855,000 ($277.78)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $734,000 ($238.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $123,000 ($39.96)

Central City government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,243,000 ($1378.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,742,000 ($1215.72)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,306,000 ($424.30)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,306,000 ($424.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $501,000 ($162.77)

Central City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,783,000 ($904.16)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,306,000 ($424.30)
Businesses in Central City, NE
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul1
Pizza Hut1Wendy's1
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Central City:

  • KMMJ (750 AM; 10 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIC (840 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEST POINT, NE; Owner: WEST POINT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KJSK (900 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KOMJ (590 AM; 5 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central City:

  • KRGY (97.3 FM; AURORA, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KZEN (100.3 FM; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KHNE-FM (89.1 FM; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTMX (104.9 FM; YORK, NE; Owner: PRAIRIE STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOT (93.5 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC)
  • KLIR (101.1 FM; COLUMBUS, NE; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF COLUMBUS, INC.)
  • KSYZ-FM (107.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING-GRAND ISLAND, I)
  • KRGI-FM (96.5 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KROA (95.7 FM; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Central City:

  • KHNE-TV (Channel 29; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHAS-TV (Channel 5; HASTINGS, NE; Owner: GREATER NEBRASKA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHGI-TV (Channel 13; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF CENTRAL NEBRASKA, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • K21ES (Channel 21; COLUMBUS, ETC, NE; Owner: DAVID C. BRODAHL)
  • KOLN (Channel 10; LINCOLN, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
Central City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
See more detailed statistics of Central City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 30Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 65.1mTotal length
  • 20,825Total average daily traffic
  • 2,512Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,782Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Central City, NE - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 51960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Central City, NE
Most common first names in Central City, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2976.7 years
Robert2872.6 years
George2678.3 years
Charles2277.9 years
Frank2278.9 years
Mary2182.2 years
Margaret2181.2 years
Anna2186.7 years
Donald2072.6 years
William1776.1 years
Most common last names in Central City, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1981.9 years
Larson1783.4 years
Smith1781.7 years
Jensen1674.2 years
Mchargue1584.9 years
Nelson1379.9 years
Anderson1383.3 years
Reeves1281.4 years
Clark1177.9 years
Christensen1082.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Central City, NE
  • 61.9%Utility gas
  • 36.3%Electricity
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Central City, NE
  • 65.8%Electricity
  • 34.2%Utility gas


Central City compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 12 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • Keith R. Brown (1)
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2024.