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Welcome to Central ...

The town of Central is located in Pickens County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Central has a population of 5,229 people<1> (see below for details).

Central is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Central lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Central: (864)

The ZIP code for Central: 29630<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Central had a population of 5,159 people. This makes Central the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Central represents 0.11% of the population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,159 people, the population of Central increased 46.48% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 3,522 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Central had an population of 5,229 people. This is an increase of 1.36% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.47% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Central ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   27,544   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Easley   [Map]   20,953   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Liberty   [Map]   3,252   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pickens   [Map]   3,190   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Seneca   [Map]   8,352   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Six Mile   [Map]   686   N   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Central.

Communities Also Named Central ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that 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, Louisiana (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), Washington and West Virginia (3).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Central. We make it easy to see an overhead 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. 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.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Central:

Websites for Central ...

Official Website: www.cityofcentral.org/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Central, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Central.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Central. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Cities, Towns and Villages of South Carolina

About Pickens County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Central: www.cityofcentral.org/

The official website for Pickens County: www.co.pickens.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: www.sc.com/



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Central - 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 town (such as Central). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Central 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 'point-to-point' distance starting from Central. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Central

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Central. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7239, Longitude: -82.7828     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Central.