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Welcome to Central City ...

The city of Central City is located in Muhlenberg County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Central City has a population of 5,750 people<2> (see below for details).

Central City was established in 1826.

The community of Central City is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Central City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Central City: (270)

The ZIP code for Central City: 42330<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Central City had an population of 5,750 people. This is a decrease of 3.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Central City had a population of 5,978 people (or 18.98% of the total population of Muhlenberg County). This makes Central City the county's most populous community.

The population of Central City represents 0.14% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,978 people, the population of Central City increased 1.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,893 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Central City.

Communities Also Named Central City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Central City - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (5), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2) and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Central City.

Communities near Central City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Central City.

  • Greenville [Muhlenberg County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Muhlenberg County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Central City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Beaver Dam [Ohio County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Dam
    • Beaver Dam [Ohio County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Central City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Dam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Dam<6>
  • Hartford [Ohio County]
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    • Hartford [Ohio County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Central City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford<6>
  • Livermore [McLean County]
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    • Livermore [McLean County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Central City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,270 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livermore have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livermore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livermore<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nortonville [Hopkins County]
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      • Nortonville [Hopkins County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Central City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nortonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nortonville<6>
    • White Plains [Hopkins County]
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      • White Plains [Hopkins County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Central City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Plains<6>
    • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mortons Gap
      • Mortons Gap [Hopkins County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Central City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mortons Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mortons Gap<6>
    • Calhoun [McLean County]
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      • Calhoun [McLean County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Central City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 723 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former names for Calhoun:
      • Calhoon
      • Fort Vienna
      • Vienna Station
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun<6>
    • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County]
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      • Drakesboro [Muhlenberg County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Central City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakesboro<6>
    • Island [McLean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island
      • Island [McLean County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Central City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Island
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Island<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Central City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Central City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Central City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Central City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Central City. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Central City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Central City ...

Looking for more information about Central City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Central City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Central City.

Adding Central City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Central City in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Central City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Central City on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Central City on our Genealogy Page.

Visit our Community Index for Kentucky

About Muhlenberg County

About Kentucky

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Central City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Muhlenberg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Central City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Central City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Central City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Central City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Central City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Central City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Central CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2973, Longitude: -87.1260    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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