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Central City, Iowa
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Location of Central City, Iowa
Location of Central City, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
Area
 • Total 1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)
 • Land 1.11 sq mi (2.86 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
833 ft (254 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,264
 • Density 1,118.58/sq mi (431.40/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
52214
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-12495
GNIS feature ID 0455313
Website https://www.centralcityia.gov/

Central City is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,264 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Central City was founded in the 1850s. The name Central City refers to its location within proximity to railroads.

A section of the downtown area has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Central City Commercial Historic District.

Geography

Central City is located at 42°12′16″N 91°31′30″W / 42.20444°N 91.52500°W / 42.20444; -91.52500 (42.204544, -91.525013).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), of which, 0.95 square miles (2.46 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1890 467 —    
1900 623 +33.4%
1910 558 −10.4%
1920 688 +23.3%
1930 780 +13.4%
1940 810 +3.8%
1950 965 +19.1%
1960 1,087 +12.6%
1970 1,116 +2.7%
1980 1,067 −4.4%
1990 1,063 −0.4%
2000 1,157 +8.8%
2010 1,257 +8.6%
2020 1,264 +0.6%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
Central CityIowaPopPlot
The population of Central City, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,257 people, 522 households, and 351 families living in the city. The population density was 1,323.2 inhabitants per square mile (510.9/km2). There were 556 housing units at an average density of 585.3 per square mile (226.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.

There were 522 households, of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 39.5 years. 24.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.1% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

Education

The Central City Community School District operates local area public schools.

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