Centralia Lewis County, Washington

Centralia: City in Washington State

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Centralia is a city located in the county of Lewis in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,336 and a population density of 827 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 17,745 inhabitants.

The city was created 169 years ago in 1851.


Centralia is located at 46°42'58"N 122°57'15"W (46.7162100, -122.9543000).

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Centralia Downtown Historic District


Centralia forecast: Haze. Mostly clear, with a low around 56. Northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. more

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Centralia Quick Facts

Population : 17,745 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : Lewis County
Postal code : 98531
Phone Area Codes : 360
Area : 19.75 km2
Altitude : 187 feet / 57 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1852 (169 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 04:46:13 (4th August 2021)
Density : 899 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 7.94% (2010-2019)
Weather : 56℉ Haze 7-days weather


The population of Centralia increased by 7.94% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,336 - census
2011 16,839 2.99% estimation process
2012 16,753 -0.51% estimation process
2013 16,647 -0.64% estimation process
2014 16,594 -0.32% estimation process
2015 16,672 0.47% estimation process
2016 16,904 1.37% estimation process
2017 17,280 2.18% estimation process
2018 17,515 1.34% estimation process
2019 17,745 1.3% estimation process

Centralia zip code is 98531. County name: Lewis, County fips: 53041

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People born in Centralia (17)

People born in Centralia, including businessman Craig McCaw, choreographer, dancer, experimental filmmaker, teacher Merce Cunningham, musician Don Butterfield, you can see a list of people who born in Centralia.


College & universities near Centralia

Code Name City ZIP
234845 Centralia College Centralia (WA) 98531-4099

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Centralia

Code Name Address Type
CTL Centralia station 210 Railroad Avenue RAIL
OLW Centennial Station 6600 Yelm Highway S.E. RAIL
KEL Kelso Multimodal Transportation Center 501 South First Street RAIL
TAC Tacoma Dome Station 1001 Puyallup Avenue RAIL
ART Astoria Transit Center 900 Marine Drive BUS

Other places with the same name (5)

Other cities in Lewis County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lewis County , WA.

City Name Population Title
Chehalis 7,654 City in and county seat of Lewis County, Washington, United States
Napavine 2,001 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Fords Prairie 1,959 Census designated place
Winlock 1,428 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Morton 1,199 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Mossyrock 820 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Toledo 771 City in Washington, United States
Pe Ell 675 Town of the United States
Vader 670 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Onalaska 621

Distance to Other Cities

Centralia distances to largest Washington cities

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