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Central City is a city in Gilpin County, in the Denver-Aurora metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location amidst several mining camps

The latitude of Central City is 39.801N. The longitude is -105.513W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 8,510 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 483.


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Median household income
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$30,921
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 in Clear Creek Canyon
Boomed after the discovery of gold in 1859

The state approved casino gambling here in 1991

Performing arts: Central City Opera
Historic sites and museums: Gilpin History Museum, Thomas House Museum, Coeur d'Alene Mine Shaft House

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25% of Central City residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $26,465, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Central City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Central City include Central City - Black Hawk Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Central City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $718.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $940.


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Gilpin County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Central City political report.

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Central City restaurants taking online reservations include Rouge At the Teller House ... View restaurants

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

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