Introduction to Central City, Kentucky

Central City, Kentucky, in Muhlenberg county, is located 33 miles S of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and is 80 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee. The city has a population of 5,893.

Central City History

The Central City located in the state of Kentucky was incorporated in the year 1882, and was first established in the year 1826. At that time it was known as Morehead's Horse Mill. The city was originally a village that spread across an area of 200 acres. However, it has gradually developed into one of the large cities in Muhlenberg County. Much of the City's growth is because of her favorable location.

Central City and nearby Attractions

  • Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site
  • Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science
  • Kentucky Museum
  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
  • Lake Malone State Park

Things To Do In Central City

Tourists to the Central City, Kentucky can enjoy the facilities offered by the Lake Malone State Park, Ben Hawes State Park, and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Visitors may also plan trips to the Janice Mason Art Museum, Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science, and International Bluegrass Music Museum. Every year the city organizes the Central City Music Festival in the month of September and Gospelfest in the month of August. The visitors can also enjoy these festivals along with the natives.

Central City Transportation

Owensboro - Daviess County is one of the nearest airports to the city.

Central City Higher Education

Trinity Theological Seminary - Trinity College, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Evansville are the educational institutions that offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 5,932
Male Share of the Population 60.3%
Female Share of the Population 39.7%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,848
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 5.6%
Median Earnings25+ $19,743
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,080


Median Family Income $42,254
% Above Poverty Level 70.4%
% Below Poverty Level 29.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $468
Median House Value $74,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.2%
Irish 13.4%

Central City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles S of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 80 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee
County Muhlenberg
Standard Zip Codes 42330
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.293
Longitude -87.123

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 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 36.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Central Cty (42330)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Bremen 167 $39,375
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Greenville 4,442 $55,020
Powderly 735 $47,125
Rockport 310 $32,500
South Carrollton 136 $75,417
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