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Central City, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Central City, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°12′16″N 91°31′30″W / 42.20444°N 91.525°W / 42.20444; -91.525
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Linn
 - Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 - Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 833 ft (254 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,157
 - Density 1,303.2/sq mi (503.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52214
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-12495
GNIS feature ID 0455313

Central City is a city in Linn County, Iowa, United States. The population was 1,157 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cedar Rapids Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Central City is located at 42°12′16″N 91°31′30″W / 42.20444°N 91.525°W / 42.20444; -91.525 (42.204544, -91.525013)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.20%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,157 people, 490 households, and 320 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,303.2 people per square mile (501.9/km²). There were 511 housing units at an average density of 575.6/sq mi (221.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.96% White, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 490 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.5% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,544, and the median income for a family was $49,318. Males had a median income of $33,083 versus $24,400 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,800. About 1.3% of families and 3.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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