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

3,016

Population
Growth Rate

0.30%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

19.100

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

1,286

Total Housing Units

1,458


Owner Occupied

882

Renter Occupied

404

Vacant

172

Median Home Value

$97,538


Average Home Value

$137,017

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.39%


Per Capita Income

2.72%

Income Projection

Median Household

$46,703 $52,257


Average Household

$57,420 $65,414


Per Capita

$24,101 $27,562

Workforce

Total Businesses

177

Total Employed

1,480

Workers 16+

1,500

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

3

Employed

6

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

7

Employed

31

Manufacturing

Businesses

1

Employed

33

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

7

Employed

91

Some
High School

82

Graduated
High School

645

Associates
Degree

178

Bachelor's
Degree

331

Graduate
Degree

82

Average Commute Time

20 min.



Resident Commuters

799

Non-Resident Commuters

701

Drive Alone

1,241

Carpooled

164

Public

0

Work At Home

22

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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