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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,895
Male Share of the Population55.9%
Female Share of the Population44.1%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+1,867
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9%
Median Earnings25+$19,221
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$10,175

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,679
% Above Poverty Level71.5%
% Below Poverty Level28.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$531
Median House Value$69,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.5%
Irish15.1%
English11.1%
German5.1%
Dutch3.5%
Welsh1.8%
Swedish1.4%
Italian1.1%
French Except Basque0.5%
Scottish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
African0.2%
Russian0.1%
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Central City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Muhlenberg County
Standard Zip Codes42330
Phone Area Codes270
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude37.29
Approximate Longitude-87.12

Central City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationROCHESTER FERRY
Distance13.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationBEAVER DAM
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 70 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationPROVIDENCE
Distance36.1 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bremen157$48,125
Drakesboro461$53,750
Greenville4,401$47,153
Powderly773$43,750
Rockport241$33,750
South Carrollton139$0

Central City Public Schools

Central City Elementary
1501 N 2nd St
ZIP: 42330
(270) 754-4474
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Green River Education Center
1200 River Rd
ZIP: 42330
(270) 754-5415
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