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Central City, Nebraska

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Welcome to Central City ...

The city of Central City is located in Merrick County and is the County Seat for Merrick County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Central City has a population of 2,875 people<1> (see below for details).

Central City is 1,690 feet [515 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Central City: (308)

The ZIP code for Central City: 68826<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Central City had a population of 2,934 people (which is 37.4% of the total population of Merrick County). This makes Central City the county's most populous community.

The population of Central City represents 0.16% of the total population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,934 people, the population of Central City decreased 2.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,998 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Central City had an population of 2,875 people. This is a decrease of 2.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.1% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Central City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Aurora   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the South (S) of Central City

Located in Hamilton County

Fullerton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Central City

Located in Nance County

Palmer   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Central City

Hampton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Central City

Located in Hamilton County

Clarks   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Central City

Polk   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Central City

Located in Polk County

Phillips   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Central City

Located in Hamilton County

Chapman   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Central City

Marquette   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Central City

Located in Hamilton County

Hordville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Central City

Located in Hamilton County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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), Kentucky, Missouri (2), Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2) and South Dakota.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Central City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Central City. Our list includes 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Central City.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Central City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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).

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<4>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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Central City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1163, Longitude: -98.0017     [Map].

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