Central City, NE
Central City is a city in Merrick County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Grand Island, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,998 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Merrick County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Central City has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,998 people, 1,212 households, and 812 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,507.1 people per square mile (581.7/km²). There were 1,352 housing units at an average density of 679.6 per square mile (262.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.20% White, 0.40% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.