Central demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4508991
Median age41.136.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1835%43%43%
Speak English97%92%79%
Speak Spanish1%4%13%
Central, LA has a population of 28,017 and is the 1,525th largest city in the United States. The population density is 450 per sq mi which is 408% higher than the Louisiana average and 397% higher than the national average. The median age in Central is 41 which is approximately 14% higher than the Louisiana average of 36. In Central, 67% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 81% of Central residents were born in Louisiana, 17% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Central is 408% higher than Louisiana.
  • The median age in Central is 14% higher than Louisiana.
  • In Central 86.09% of the population is White.
  • In Central 10.23% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Central 0.69% of the population is Asian.

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Central population breakdown by race

Black or African American10.23%32.16%12.63%
American Indian0.20%0.57%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.07%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race1.90%1.83%3.06%
Other race0.82%1.09%4.75%
In Central, 2.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Central, LA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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