Community Profile

Central City

Demographics

mapCentral City is a city in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 2,978 at the 2012 census. It is the county seat of Merrick County. The cost of living in Central City is 2.2% less than the Nebraska average and 10.5% less than the national average (source: AreaVibes).

Population

Total Population

2,994

Population
Growth Rate

0.20%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

20.000

Quality of Life

EDUCATION

We have 2 school systems in Central City.  Central City Public Schools includes a Grade School  (K-4), Middle School (5-8) and High School (9-12).

Nebraska Christian also provides K-12 education in a campus just outside the City Limits.


HOUSING

 

Housing & Income

Households

1,283

Total Housing Units

1,463


Owner Occupied

867

Renter Occupied

416

Vacant

180

Median Home Value

$99,083


Average Home Value

$141,993

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.33%


Per Capita Income

1.76%

Income Projection

Median Household

$47,685 $50,459


Average Household

$58,912 $64,086


Per Capita

$24,850 $27,120

Workforce

Total Businesses

177

Total Employed

1,483

Workers 16+

1,291

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

405

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

32

Employed

251

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

138

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

15

Employed

119

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

115

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

29

Employed

109

Some
High School

46

Graduated
High School

611

Associates
Degree

185

Bachelor's
Degree

330

Graduate
Degree

118

Average Commute Time

22 min.



Resident Commuters

733

Non-Resident Commuters

558

Drive Alone

1,068

Carpooled

154

Public

0

Work At Home

45

Available Real Estate

CENTRAL CITY OFFERS FREE LOTS TO HOME BUILDERS

Central City offers free lots to those companies or individuals who place a completed house within 1 year. For more information, please contact City Hall at (308) 946-3806.

There are 3 realtors with physical offices in Central City.  These include in alphabetical order:

Catlett Real Estate

Central Realty, Inc.

Ross Realty, Inc.

Utilities

Central City is served by 3 primary high-speed internet providers.  CenturyLink provides high speed DSL internet service which can be bundled with other telecommunications services; CenturyLink can be contacted at 800-475-7526. Hamilton Communictions provides high speed wireless internet and can be contacted at 877-426-5638.  Cable Nebraska provides high speed cable internet access along with VOIP telephone service and can be contacted at (888) 275-7107. Cable television is also provided by Cable Nebraska and can be contacted at (308) 946-9832.

The Central City library provides computers with high-speed internet access for free use by the public.  We also provide a hot-spot for use with your laptop.

The City provides all utilities, including water, sewer, natural gas and electricity.  We also bill for the private garbage contractor.  Please stop by City Hall at 1515 17th Street to sign up for utility service.

MIlitary

Nebraska Air National Guard Helicoptor Squadron is located 23 miles from Central City.


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