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The Village of Central City had a population of 1,181 as of July 1, 2016. Central City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Central City is located at latitude 38.5485 and longitude -89.1284 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Central City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 486 feet.

The Village of Central City (GNIS ID: 2397590) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Central City is located within Township of Centralia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Central City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,181
Population in Households 1,181
Population in Familes 910
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,026
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 496
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 318
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 574 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 349 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 146 (25.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $47,554
Average Home Value $80,786


Median Household Income $29,783
Average Household Income $42,593
Per Capita Income $17,935
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% -0.08%
Households 0.36% 0.04%
Families 0.78% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Central City, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central City to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 667 51st
Population Density1 # 265 81st
Diversity Index2 # 465 66th
Median Household Income # 1343 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1310 4th

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