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The Central Census Designated Place had a population of 2,295 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Central is located at latitude 36.3338 and longitude -82.2969 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the Central Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,657 feet.

The Central Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402756) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Central Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Central: Central Heights.

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Central, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,295
Population in Households 2,295
Population in Familes 1,787
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 664
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 984
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 630
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 345 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $105,000
Average Home Value $141,420


Median Household Income $27,488
Average Household Income $36,789
Per Capita Income $16,050
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% -0.05%
Households 0.31% 0.1%
Families -0.45% -0.03%
Median Household Income   -1.12%
Per Capita Income   0.44%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Central, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 181 58th
Population Density1 # 156 64th
Diversity Index2 # 241 43rd
Median Household Income # 397 7th
Per Capita Income # 399 7th

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