Central City, Arkansas

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Central City, Arkansas

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High Points

Central City strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Central City Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 10% Central City Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 11% Central City Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 15% Central City People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Central City, Arkansas

Comparing Central City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 10
Racial Diversity 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 9
Female Share of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 10
People in Middle Class or Better 5 9
People Above Poverty 4 7
College Educated Adults 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Working at Home 3 5
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 8 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 5
People Living Alone 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Central City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Fort Smith, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 113 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Sebastian
Metro Area Fort Smith
Standard Zip Codes 71901, 72941
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.319
Longitude -94.251

Central City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 51 to 75 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 50 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 51 to 76 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches
Station OZARK
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
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Central City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 531 100%
Male 257 48.4%
Female 274 51.6%
Under 18 108 20.3%
18+ 423 79.7%
65+ 74 13.9%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.81
White 511 96.2%
African-American 8 1.5%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.9%
Mixed Race 7 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.7%

Estimated Central City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 541
Growth 10
Growth % 1.9%

Central City Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 40.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.9%
German 14.9%
Irish 9.6%
English 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Swedish 1%
Dutch 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Welsh 0.5%
Scottish 0.5%
Portuguese 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Central City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Blue Springs (71901)
Euclid Heights (71901)
Hot Springs National (71901)
Hot Springs National Park (71901)
Lakeside (71901)
Mountain Valley (71901)
Oaklawn (71901)
Ozark Lithia (71901)
Pleasant Hill (71901)
Price (71901)
Red Oak (71901)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Central City 531 $43,958
Barling 4,176 $41,421
Bonanza 514 $37,344
Fort Smith 80,268 $41,012
Greenwood 7,112 $41,278
Lavaca 1,825 $43,542
Van Buren 18,986 $37,198
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