Central City, Pennsylvania

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Central City is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,258 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located ENE of Stoystown and northeast of Somerset.


Central City is located at 40°6′33″N 78°48′15″W / 40.10917°N 78.80417°W / 40.10917; -78.80417 (40.109094, -78.804121)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

The actual center of Pennsylvania is in Centre County.

Central City has the eighth-highest elevation of towns in Pennsylvania, at 2200 feet.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,258 people, 538 households, and 362 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,325.6 people per square mile (899.5/km²). There were 595 housing units at an average density of 1,099.9/sq mi (425.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.36% White, 0.08% African American, 0.16% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

There were 538 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.7% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,581, and the median income for a family was $32,455. Males had a median income of $26,700 versus $17,833 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,263. About 8.2% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

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