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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B-
Central City is a town in Iowa with a population of 1,334. Central City is in Linn County. Living in Central City offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Central City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Central City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Central City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$515
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    49%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Central City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,038
National
$55,322
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Central City Reviews

2 reviews
In my small town there is rarely ever any issues with crime. The police are around occasionally but they don't have to be around too often because crime is very non-existent here.
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My experience growing up in the area was great. I loved my childhood growing up and I would not want to be anywhere else. I think that the area is great compared to the rest of the country and I feel like in the future the town is going to continue to grow.