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Central City, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Central City had a population of 695 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Central City is located at latitude 39.7958 and longitude -105.5148 in Gilpin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Central City (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Gilpin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 8,510 feet.

The City of Central City (GNIS ID: 2409427) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Central City is located within Central City Division of Gilpin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Central City, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 695
Population in Households 695
Population in Familes 444
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 355
Average Household Size 1.96
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 500 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (32.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 192 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (29.0%)
Median Home Value $292,708
Average Home Value $292,178


Median Household Income $51,715
Average Household Income $65,470
Per Capita Income $32,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 1.43%
Households 0.6% 1.37%
Families 1.89% 1.36%
Median Household Income   0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Central City, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central City to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 249 46th
Population Density1 # 335 27th
Diversity Index2 # 203 56th
Median Household Income # 248 46th
Per Capita Income # 154 67th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.