Central City is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,124 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is east-northeast of Stoystown and northeast of Somerset.
Central City is at 40°6′33″N 78°48′15″W (40.109094, -78.804121).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.
The actual center of Pennsylvania is in Centre County.
Central City has the eighth-highest elevation of towns in Pennsylvania, at 2,200 feet (670 m).
Central City is situated on lands originally owned by Shade Township's first settlers, Casper Stotler and George Lambert. It was founded in 1894 by Anthony Wechtenhiser and received its name from its central location along the projected Midland Railroad. The objective was to build a railroad into the large coal field known to exist in this region. The projected railroad, under a preliminary survey made in 1894, would have extended the road southeast along Dark Shade Creek and Shingle Run valleys, across the mountain by way of Frazier's Gap, into Bedford County and eastward to the Atlantic seaboard.