Central City, NE Population, Airports, Hospitals & Zip Codes


Population: 2,998. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,891 (-3.6% change)
Males: 1,402 (46.8%), Females: 1,596 (53.2%)

Merrick County

Zip code: 68826

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $34,178
Median house value: $65,100

Races in Central City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (41.8%), Irish (12.0%), Swedish (9.4%), English (8.9%), Danish (5.4%), Polish (3.9%).

Elevation: 1703 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Central City

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Central City city

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

0.5% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +101 (+3.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Central City:

  • LITZENBERG MEMORIAL COUNTY HOSPITAL (1715 26TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Central City:

  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; AURORA, NE)
  • HENDERSON HEALTH CARE SERVICES (about 29 miles; HENDERSON, NE)
  • GENOA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; GENOA, NE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Central City:

  • CENTRAL NEBRASKA REGIONAL (about 23 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Abbreviation: GRI)
  • HASTINGS MUNI (about 46 miles; HASTINGS, NE; Abbreviation: HSI)
  • KARL STEFAN MEMORIAL (about 72 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Abbreviation: OFK)
Other public-use airports nearest to Central City:

  • CENTRAL CITY MUNI (about 4 miles; CENTRAL CITY, NE; Abbreviation: 07K)
  • AURORA MUNICIPAL – AL POTTER FIELD (about 16 miles; AURORA, NE; Abbreviation: AUH)
  • GENOA MUNI (about 29 miles; GENOA, NE; Abbreviation: 97Y)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central City:

  • CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,730)
  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Full-time enrollment: 2,732)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT KEARNEY (about 77 miles; KEARNEY, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,588)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 92 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,137)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 93 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 19,806)
  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 102 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 128 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)

Schools

Public high school in Central City:

  • CENTRAL CITY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 250; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Central City:

  • NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 186; Location: 1847 INSKIP AVE; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Central City:

  • CENTRAL CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 304; Grades: PK – 06)
  • CENTRAL CITY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 257; Grades: 04 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Central City:

  • CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $132,546; Location: 1604 15TH AVENUE; 33,757 books; 696 audio materials; 665 video materials; 69 serial subscriptions)

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