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(East Baton Rouge Parish)

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Welcome to Central ...

The city of Central is located in East Baton Rouge Parish<1>.

The location of Central has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Central has a population of 29,366 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Central.

Central is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Central lies within the (225) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Central had an population of 29,366 people. This is an increase of 9.31% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Central had a population of 26,864 people (or 6.1% of the total population of East Baton Rouge Parish). This makes Central the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Central represents 0.59% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 26,864 people, the population of Central has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,643 people).

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

Communities Also Named Central ...

While we believe that this Central is located in East Baton Rouge Parish, we know of another 2 Louisiana communities named Central. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Saint James and Terrebonne Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 55 communities that are also named Central - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (5), California, Florida, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Central ...

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

  • Baton Rouge [East Baton Rouge Parish]
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    • Baton Rouge [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,052 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baton Rouge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baton Rouge<6>
  • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zachary
    • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,417 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zachary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zachary<6>
  • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish]
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    • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,999 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker<6>
  • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish]
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    • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Central
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
    • Former names for Denham Springs:
    • Amite Springs
    • Hill's Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denham Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denham Springs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish]
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      • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Addis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addis<6>
    • Walker [Livingston Parish]
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      • Walker [Livingston Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish]
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      • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Allen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Allen<6>
    • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brusly
      • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brusly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brusly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brusly<6>
    • Livingston [Livingston Parish]
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      • Livingston [Livingston Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,004 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<6>
    • Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaughter
      • Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Central
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaughter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaughter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slaughter<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. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Central.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Central. 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.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Central ...

Looking for more information about Central? 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, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Central.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including East Baton Rouge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Central.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Central - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Central) 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. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CentralOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5562, Longitude: -91.0352       In this case, the coordinates for Central have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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