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The Central Census Designated Place had a population of 698 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Central is located at latitude 32.8681 and longitude -109.7913 in Graham County. The formal boundaries for the Central Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Graham County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,884 feet.

The Central Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2582751) 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.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Central Census Designated Place is located within Safford Division of Graham County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Central population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Central, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 698
Population in Households 698
Population in Familes 633
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 370
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 3.42
Family Households 168
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 163 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $231,250
Average Home Value $273,018


Median Household Income $56,007
Average Household Income $62,311
Per Capita Income $18,597
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.27% 1.5%
Households 1.23% 1.43%
Families 1.09% 1.5%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Central, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Central to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 249 45th
Population Density1 # 154 66th
Diversity Index2 # 205 55th
Median Household Income # 51 89th
Per Capita Income # 251 45th

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