Central City, Colorado

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Central City, Colorado

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Central City Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Central City Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Central City Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Central City Well-Paid Single Men
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 18% Central City Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Central City, Colorado

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Racial Diversity 8 7
Age of the Population 7 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Senior Citizens 1 5
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 1 1
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 5 5
People Above Poverty 5 4
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 7 4
Short Commute Times 7 6
Working at Home 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 9

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Central City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles SW of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Gilpin
P.O. Box Zip Codes 80427
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.801
Longitude -105.513

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 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 16 to 37 F
Jul Temp 39 to 64 F
Oct Temp 23 to 44 F
Annual Precip 29.8 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 30 F
Apr Temp 20 to 43 F
Jul Temp 42 to 68 F
Oct Temp 25 to 50 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
Station GRANT
Distance 24.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 33 F
Apr Temp 22 to 50 F
Jul Temp 42 to 75 F
Oct Temp 25 to 56 F
Annual Precip 15.8 inches
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Central City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 515 100%
Male 276 53.6%
Female 239 46.4%
Under 18 85 16.5%
18+ 430 83.5%
65+ 44 8.5%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 2.76
White 473 91.8%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 6 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 1.6%
Other 13 2.5%
Mixed Race 8 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 48 9.3%

Estimated Central City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 491
Growth -24
Growth % -4.7%

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
German 26.4%
English 11.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
Irish 11.1%
French (except Basque) 5%
Italian 5%
Scotch-Irish 4.5%
US/American 3.4%
Polish 3.4%
Dutch 2.9%
Norwegian 2.9%
European 2.4%
Scottish 2.1%
French Canadian 1.8%
Scandinavian 1.6%
Danish 1.3%
Swiss 1.1%
Hungarian 0.8%
Welsh 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Central City 515 $31,667
Black Hawk 118 $52,500
Empire 355 $43,750
Georgetown 1,088 $53,333
Idaho Springs 1,889 $48,790
Nederland 1,394 $60,893
Silver Plume 203 $41,667
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Central City High Schools (2004)

A Non-traditional School
Serves 15 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

Central City Colleges

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