Central City, Kentucky

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Population in 2022: 5,810 (92% urban, 8% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 3,023  (52.0%)
Females: 2,787  (48.0%)
Median resident age:

33.8 years
Kentucky median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 42374.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $51,454 (it was $27,371 in 2000)
Central City:

$51,454
KY:

$59,341

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $33,500 (it was $12,637 in 2000)

Central City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $163,583 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Central City:

$163,583
KY:

$196,300

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $198,787; detached houses: $200,386; mobile homes: $130,064

Median gross rent in 2022: $702.

March 2022 cost of living index in Central City: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 15.6%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Central City, KY (2022)
    • 4,98186.6%White alone
    • 4758.3%Two or more races
    • 1652.9%Black alone
    • 1452.5%Hispanic
    • 380.7%American Indian alone
    • 240.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 84 registered sex offenders living in Central City, Kentucky as of June 22, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Central City is 71 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)
1
(16.7)
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)
1
(17.6)
3
(50.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(85.0)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.4)
4
(69.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(51.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(17.6)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.0)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.3)
1
(17.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(52.8)
4
(66.9)
2
(33.2)
3
(50.4)
5
(84.9)
3
(51.0)
2
(34.0)
1
(17.0)
1
(17.1)
2
(34.8)
4
(69.9)
3
(52.6)
0
(0.0)
10
(170.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
10
(176.1)
8
(133.8)
2
(33.2)
5
(84.0)
7
(118.8)
3
(51.0)
8
(136.1)
5
(85.1)
4
(68.5)
3
(52.2)
7
(122.2)
12
(210.4)
12
(211.9)
10
(170.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
56
(986.3)
47
(786.2)
72
(1,196)
77
(1,293)
75
(1,273)
55
(935.1)
73
(1,242)
77
(1,311)
68
(1,165)
53
(922.4)
75
(1,310)
54
(946.9)
65
(1,148)
113
(1,920)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(70.4)
2
(33.5)
2
(33.2)
5
(84.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.0)
7
(119.1)
2
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(52.2)
6
(104.8)
4
(70.1)
6
(105.9)
7
(119.0)
Arson
(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)
City-Data.com crime index87.4135.559.574.481.3127.089.164.554.865.6144.468.779.8178.1

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, KY

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 11 (11 officers - 11 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Kentucky average:

1.89
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Ancestries: American (30.1%), English (20.1%), Irish (7.7%), German (6.1%), Scottish (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 02/11/1882

Elevation: 415 feet

Land area: 5.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,110 people per square mile   (low).

Central City, Kentucky map

171 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This city:

3.0%
Kentucky:

4.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $1,130 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $869 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.29 N, Longitude: 87.13 W

Area code: 270

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 7 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2021: 6 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2020: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2018: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $192,600
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $181,600
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $207,800
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $62,300
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $87,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Central City, KY residents
Average permit cost in Central City, KY
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

5.7%
Kentucky:

3.8%
Historical population in Central City, KY
Historical housing units in Central City, KY

Population change in the 1990s: +819 (+16.1%).
Most common industries in Central City, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Utilities (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (13.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Central City, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.2%)
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)

Average climate in Central City, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Central City, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2005 was 88.0. This is worse than average.

City:

88.0
U.S.:

72.6
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

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

City:

5.36
U.S.:

5.11
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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

City:

2.52
U.S.:

1.51
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3

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 significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 205% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 90.1 miles away from Central City center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) 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) 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 Central City center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from Central 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
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 (14) is near the US average (15).
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Central City topographic map

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:

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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

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Muhlenberg 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 WATER & SEWER (Population served: 6,715, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
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

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)
  • 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.

For population 15 years and over in Central City:

Marital status in Central City, KY
  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

For population 25 years and over in Central City:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Kentucky average:

11.7

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, KY (based on Muhlenberg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This 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
Muhlenberg County:

6.07 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Muhlenberg County:

11.4%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Muhlenberg County:

30.2%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Muhlenberg County:

15.2%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.0%
Kentucky:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Central City:

45.4%
Kentucky:

47.0%

Average BMI:
Central City:

29.9
Kentucky:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Central City:

21.9%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

19.2%
Kentucky:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Central City:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Central City:

39.3%
Kentucky:

33.8%

General health condition:
Here:

53.4%
State:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.5%
Kentucky:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Central City, KY Residents

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

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $134,000 ($23.06)
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,947,000 ($679.35)
    Water Utilities: $2,281,000 ($392.60)
    Central Staff Services: $1,656,000 ($285.03)
    Sewerage: $1,087,000 ($187.09)
    Police Protection: $644,000 ($110.84)
    Regular Highways: $555,000 ($95.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $548,000 ($94.32)
    Local Fire Protection: $325,000 ($55.94)
    Solid Waste Management: $304,000 ($52.32)
    General - Other: $107,000 ($18.42)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.69)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $99,000 ($17.04)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $16,000 ($2.75)
    Other - General - Other: $16,000 ($2.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $245,000 ($42.17)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,906,000 ($500.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $642,000 ($110.50)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,525,000 ($262.48)
    Hospital Public: $800,000 ($137.69)
    Other: $585,000 ($100.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $580,000 ($99.83)
    Housing and Community Development: $280,000 ($48.19)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $1,942,000 ($334.25)
    Sewerage: $1,906,000 ($328.06)
    Water Utilities: $543,000 ($93.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $243,000 ($41.82)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,151,000 ($370.22)
    Other: $213,000 ($36.66)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($2.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $107,000 ($18.42)
    Interest Earnings: $28,000 ($4.82)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($1.72)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,742,000 ($471.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $754,000 ($129.78)
    Highways: $452,000 ($77.80)
    Other: $102,000 ($17.56)
  • Tax - Property: $736,000 ($126.68)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $654,000 ($112.56)
    Other Selective Sales: $650,000 ($111.88)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $254,000 ($43.72)
    Public Utilities Sales: $229,000 ($39.41)
    Other: $66,000 ($11.36)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $32,000 ($5.51)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.17)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,396,000 ($5920.14)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,563,000 ($5604.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,438,000 ($3001.38)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,605,000 ($2685.89)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,454,000 ($250.26)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,628,000 ($1312.91)
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

Strongest AM radio stations in Central City:

  • WNES (1050 AM; 1 kW; CENTRAL CITY, KY; Owner: STARLIGHT BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMTA (1380 AM; 0 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 - 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
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 436ft / 133mTotal length
  • $6,701,000Total costs
  • 207,012Total average daily traffic
  • 36,939Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Central City, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 151960-1969
  • 111980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 92000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Central City, KY

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 63. The highest number of fires - 97 took place in 2005, and the least - 38 in 2015. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Central City, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.9%), and Outside Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Central City, KY
    • 49345.9%Structure Fires
    • 36734.2%Outside Fires
    • 16715.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 474.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Central City, KY

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

  • Days Inn, 640 Second St, Central City, Kentucky 42330 , Phone: (270) 754-1222, Fax: (270) 754-9185
  • Central Motel, US Hwy 62 E & 431, Central City, Kentucky 42330 , Phone: (270) 754-2441
  • Best Western Venture Inn, 627 S 2nd St, Central City, Kentucky 42330 , Phone: (270) 757-0222, Fax: (270) 757-9378
  • Super 8, 635 S 2nd St, Central City, Kentucky 42330 , Phone: (270) 757-1700, Fax: (270) 757-1701
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Central City, Kentucky
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Central City, KY
  • 59.3%Utility gas
  • 38.1%Electricity
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Central City, KY
  • 55.1%Electricity
  • 42.7%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Central City compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Central City on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married males and females (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 males never married)"
  • #61 (42374) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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