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The Village of Central City had a population of 1,163 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Central City, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,163
Daytime Population: Workers 326
Daytime Population: Residents 607
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 1,163
Population in Familes 896
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,995
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $30,685
Average Household Income $43,705
Per Capita Income $18,384


Total Housing Units 559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 342 (61.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $49,277
Average Home Value $82,698


Total Households 487
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 312
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.11% -0.28%
Households 0.06% -0.12%
Families 0.4% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.33%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2017 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 # 666 51st
Population Density # 276 80th
Diversity Index # 468 66th
Median Household Income # 1346 2nd
Per Capita Income # 1314 4th

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