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Central, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Central Census Designated Place had a population of 2,240 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Central: Central Heights.

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Central, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,240
Population in Households 2,240
Population in Familes 1,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 648
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $31,819
Average Household Income $41,202
Per Capita Income $17,932


Total Housing Units 1,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 628 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 328 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $128,401
Average Home Value $163,672


Total Households 957
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 610
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.21% -0.15%
Households -0.1% -0.13%
Families -0.73% -0.26%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

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, 2018 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 # 186 57th
Population Density # 160 63rd
Diversity Index # 263 39th
Median Household Income # 375 12th
Per Capita Income # 385 10th

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