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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Central City was $16,943, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Central City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Central City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $299. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.
Libraries in Central City include Central City Public Library ... View libraries
Merrick County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Central City political report.
The average commute time for Central City workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Central City include Super 8.
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