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Centralia, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Centralia had a population of 16,572 as of July 1, 2016. Centralia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Centralia is located at latitude 46.7231 and longitude -122.9696 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Centralia (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 187 feet.

The City of Centralia (GNIS ID: 2409429) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Centralia is located within Centralia-Chehalis Division of Lewis County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Centralia: Centerville, Skookumchuck.


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Centralia, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 16,572
Population in Households 16,335
Population in Familes 12,270
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density1 2,214
Diversity Index2 52
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,753
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 4,085
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,495 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,716 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,037 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 742 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $171,128
Average Home Value $190,338
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,312
Average Household Income $50,215
Per Capita Income $20,385
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.02%
Households 0.09% 0.01%
Families 0.67% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.77%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
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.

Centralia, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centralia to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 81 87th
Population Density1 # 136 78th
Diversity Index2 # 164 74th
Median Household Income # 552 12th
Per Capita Income # 540 14th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.