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