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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).

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

The telephone area code for Central: (225)

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 total 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
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Zachary
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zachary
    • Zachary is located in East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,417 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zachary <5>
  • Baker
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
    • Baker is located in East Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,999 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baker <5>
  • Denham Springs
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham Springs
    • Denham Springs is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
    • Former names for Denham Springs:
    • Amite Springs
    • Hill's Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denham Springs <5>
  • Addis
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Addis
    • Addis is located in West Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,464 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Addis <5>
  • Walker
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
    • Walker is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,302 people
  • Port Allen
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Brusly
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Brusly
    • Brusly is located in West Baton Rouge Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brusly <5>
  • Livingston
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
    • Livingston is located in Livingston Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,004 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston <5>
  • Slaughter
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Slaughter
    • Slaughter is located in East Feliciana Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slaughter <5>

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.

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 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>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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