Centralia, Lewis County, Washington

Centralia: City in Washington State

About

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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,995 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1851.

Quick Facts about Centralia

Population : 17,995 (2020)
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 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−07:00, UTC−08:00
Local time : 13:24:47 (12th August 2022)
Density : 911 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.22% (2010-2020)
Centralia locator map
Location of Centralia on Washington map.
Centralia Downtown Historic District image
Centralia Downtown Historic District
Centralia Downtown Historic District image

Geography

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

Centralia map

Demographics

The population of Centralia increased by 9.22% in 10 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
2020 17,995 1.39% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 18,583
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 18,705
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -0.7%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,189
April 1, 2010 Population : 18,720
People under 5 years old, percentage : 8.5%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 26.4%
People over 65 (%) : 13.9%
Female persons, % : 50.6%
White only, percent : 24.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 55.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.1%
Asians alone % : 5.7%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.9%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 7.1%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 8.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 20.1%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,066
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 15.3%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.8%

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

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.8%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $112,400
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,279
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $500
2015-2019 median gross rent : $972
2015-2019 Households : 6,833
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.72
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 86.5%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 19.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.7%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.5%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 27.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 10.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 68.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 41,687
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 43,349
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 121,580
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 328,254
2012 total retail sales per capita : $17,571
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.7
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $55,694
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $26,801
Percentage of people living in poverty : 14.0%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,302
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 577
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 520
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 665
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 560
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 80
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,141
2010 population per square mile : 2,888.9
2010 land area in square miles : 6.48

People born in Centralia (17)

People born in Centralia, including businessman Craig McCaw, choreographer, dancer, experimental filmmaker, teacher Merce Cunningham, musician Don Butterfield, .

List

  • Lyle Overbay (American baseball player) he was born in 28/01/1977
  • Angela Meade (opera singer) she was born in 01/01/1977
  • Bill Ramsay (American jazz saxophonist & bandleader) he was born in 12/01/1929
  • Bob Coluccio (American baseball player) he was born in 02/10/1951
  • Brian Valentine (American businessman) he was born in 28/11/1959
  • Calvin Armstrong (American football player) he was born in 31/03/1982
  • Dexter J. Kerstetter (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 21/12/1907
  • Howard Bay (American scenic designer) he was born in 03/05/1912
  • Roi Partridge (American artist) he was born in 01/01/1888
  • Brock Peterson (American baseball player) he was born in 20/11/1983
  • Richard Cifelli (American paleontologist (born 1954)) he was born in 01/01/1954
  • Brad Baker (American motorcycle racer) he was born in 18/02/1993
  • Jimmy Ritchey (American songwriter and record producer)
  • Patricia Anne Morton (U.S. Diplomatic Security special agent) she was born in 30/05/1935

Schools in Centralia

College & universities near Centralia, WA

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

Stations (14)

Amtrak & bus stations near Centralia, WA

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

Post offices near Centralia

Post Office Name City ZIP
Centralia Post Office Centralia (WA) 98531

Other places with the same name (6)

Other cities in Lewis County

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

City Name Population Title
Chehalis 7,825 City in and county seat of Lewis County, Washington, United States
Napavine 2,042 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Fords Prairie 1,959 Census designated place
Winlock 1,490 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Morton 1,217 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Mossyrock 838 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Toledo 785 City in Washington, United States
Pe Ell 683 Town of the United States
Vader 677 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Centralia distances to largest Washington cities