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Central City is a city in Merrick County, in the Grand Island metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location in the center of the state.

The latitude of Central City is 41.115N. The longitude is -98.001W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,699 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,946.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$34,178
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Central City demographic reports
Central City is on the Platte River.
Former and merged names include:
· Lone Tree
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Wright Morris, writer and photographer
Local festivals include:
  • Lone Tree Days - July 1-4, 2007
  • Merrick County Fair - July 29-Aug. 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Central City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Central City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Merrick County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68826 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

41% of Central City residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Central City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Central City was $16,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Central City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Central City festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Central City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.


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Libraries in Central City include Central City Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Merrick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Central City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Central City workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Central City include Super 8.

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