Central City, Iowa

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Central City, Iowa

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Central City Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Central City Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Central City, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 5
Age of the Population 6 5
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Working at Home 5 4
Short Commute Times 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 3
Housing Recently Built 3 6

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Central City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles NE of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 193 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Linn
Metro Area Cedar Rapids
Standard Zip Codes 52214
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.203
Longitude -91.523

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 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 36.6 inches
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station VINTON
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 34.2 inches
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Central City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,157 100%
Male 542 46.8%
Female 615 53.2%
Under 18 295 25.5%
18+ 862 74.5%
65+ 205 17.7%
Median Age 38.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,145 99%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 10 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Central City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,142
Growth -15
Growth % -1.3%

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 33%
Irish 15.5%
English 11.2%
US/American 9.9%
Danish 4.5%
Czech 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.4%
Norwegian 2.7%
Swedish 2.2%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Polish 1.6%
European 1.4%
Swiss 1.1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
African 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
British 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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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:

Paris (52214)
Waubeek (52214)

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 1,157 $49,318
Alburnett 559 $61,094
Coggon 745 $58,214
Prairieburg 175 $39,063
Robins 1,806 $76,666
Ryan 410 $42,813
Springville 1,091 $53,088

Central City Public Libraries

J.c. Clegg Public Library
Central City, Iowa
(319) 438-6685

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Central City High Schools (2004)

Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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