Central City, KY

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
30,735
0.89% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
US Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43
0.463% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
7.86% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,935
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$115,900
16.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Central City, KY had a population of 30.7k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $50,935. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Central City, KY declined from 31,011 to 30,735, a −0.89% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,124 to $50,935, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Central City, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.93%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%), and White (Hispanic) (0.475%).

None of the households in Central City, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Central City, KY are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Central City, KY was $115,900, and the homeownership rate was 82.4%.

Most people in Central City, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Central City, KY was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Central City, KY is home to a population of 30.7k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.14% of Central City, KY residents were born outside of the country (657 people).

In 2022, there were 38.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Central City, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 747 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 593 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Central City, KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Central City, KY was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Central City, KY
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.4k ± 182
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    747 ± 232
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    593 ± 150
1.66%
Hispanic Population
511 people

In 2022, there were 38.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.4k people) in Central City, KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 747 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 593 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.66% of the people in Central City, KY are hispanic (511 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Central City, KY as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
657 people
1.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
381 people

As of 2022, 2.14% of Central City, KY residents (657 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Central City, KY was 1.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    570 ± 126
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    557 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    320 ± 139

Central City, KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Central City, KY employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Central City, KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,223 people), Manufacturing (1,976 people), and Retail Trade (1,487 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($145,230), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($122,775), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($73,714).

Occupations

12.5k
2022 Value
± 854
3.02%
1 Year growth
± 9.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Central City, KY grew at a rate of 3.02%, from 12.2k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Central City, KY, are Production Occupations (1,454 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,384 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,140 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Central City, KY.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.5k
2022 Value
± 854
3.02%
1 Year growth
± 9.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Central City, KY grew at a rate of 3.02%, from 12.2k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Central City, KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,223 people), Manufacturing (1,976 people), and Retail Trade (1,487 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Central City, KY, though some of these residents may live in Central City, KY and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,392
Median earning men ± $4,568
$28,936
Median earning women ± $2,538

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($145,508), Information ($81,406), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,054).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($66,250), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,077), and Public Administration ($47,763).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.51%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.98M people employed in Kentucky. This represents a 2.51% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kentucky.

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Establishments by Size

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kentucky went to Donald J. Trump with 62.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (36.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.23%).

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing the state of Kentucky. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kentucky

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Mitch McConnell
Senator from Kentucky2
Assumed office on January 3, 1985
Rand Paul
Senator from Kentucky3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul are the senators currently representing Kentucky.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kentucky over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kentucky

Kentucky is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kentucky have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.821% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.756% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.17M), Some college (766k), and Secondary Education (551k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Central City, KY was $115,900 in 2022, which is 0.411 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,800 to $115,900, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Central City, KY is 82.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Central City, KY have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Central City, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Central City, KY is $50,935. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Central City, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

Property

$115,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,584
$9,763
Median Property Taxes
±$662

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Central City, KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

82.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 82.4% of the housing units in Central City, KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Central City, KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $117,334, followed by Spencer County, KY and Boone County, KY, with respective values of $101,118 and $91,697.

The following map shows all of the counties in Central City, KY colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$50,935
Median Household Income
± $4,071
11.8k
Number of Households
± 770

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.8k households in Central City, KY grew to $50,935 from the previous year's value of $46,124.

The following chart displays the households in Central City, KY distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Central City, KY is from Kentucky.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Kentucky
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Kentucky

In 2022, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.286% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kentucky was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kentucky in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.24%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.34%)

In 2022, 86.5% of workers in Central City, KY drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.24%) and those who worked at home (2.34%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Central City, KY have a shorter commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.89% of the workforce in Central City, KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Central City, KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Central City, KY have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Central City, KY (4.84k out of 29.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Central City, KY is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Central City, KY has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.07% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see 1536 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1543 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1519 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 388 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,536 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kentucky

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,536 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (1,543 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kentucky in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.3% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.14%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
25.5%
Medicaid
17.3%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.07%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Central City, KY grew by 5.54% from 4.87% to 5.14%.

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