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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Central City is a neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona with a population of 56,559. Central City is in Maricopa County. Living in Central City offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Central City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Central City and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Central City...
Population
56,559

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,201
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$811
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    78%
  • Own
    22%
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Central City Rankings

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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
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,232
National
$55,322
Families with Children
31%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    36%
    13%
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It's a work in progress. Many efforts have been made by individuals in the area to clean up the central city act. It's a matter of time now. The systemic issues the downtown area faces are difficult to mitigate, to say the least...
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