is a town located in Carter County, Tennessee
. As of the 2000
census, the town had a total population of 2,717.
Geography\nCentral is located at 36°19'23" North, 82°17'59" West (36.323090, -82.299684)1
According to the United States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of 11.1 km²
). 11.1 km² (4.3 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.
Demographics\nAs of the census
, there are 2,717 people, 1,147 households, and 791 families residing in the town. The population density
is 244.5/km² (633.4/mi²). There are 1,259 housing units at an average density of 113.3/km² (293.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 99.01% White, 0.18% African American
, 0.18% Native American
, 0.11% Asian
, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.48% of the population are Hispanic
of any race.
There are 1,147 households out of which 28.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% are married couples living together, 9.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% are non-families. 27.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.37 and the average family size is 2.86.
In the town the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $28,598, and the median income for a family is $37,330. Males have a median income of $27,500 versus $18,908 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,893. 13.8% of the population and 9.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.1% are under the age of 18 and 10.3% are 65 or older.