Centralia, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 12,787 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.5%
 
Males: 5,981  (46.8%)
Females: 6,806  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62801.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,944 (it was $31,905 in 2000)
Centralia:

$33,944
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,558 (it was $17,174 in 2000)

Centralia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,208 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Centralia:

$58,208
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $71,312; Detached houses: $74,792; Townhouses or other attached units: $37,864; In 2-unit structures: $62,375; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $73,264; Mobile homes: $32,331

Median gross rent in 2012: $588.

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  • White alone - 10,723 (82.0%)
  • Black alone - 1,183 (9.1%)
  • Two or more races - 656 (5.0%)
  • Hispanic - 389 (3.0%)
  • Asian alone - 62 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.1%)

Races in Centralia detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Centralia: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.4%), Irish (15.2%), English (10.3%), United States (9.9%), Polish (2.6%), French (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/04/1893

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 7.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,705 people per square mile   (low).

Centralia,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Centralia:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city:

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 43.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.2%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

156 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.2%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 74 registered sex offenders living in Centralia, Illinois as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Centralia to the number of sex offenders is 174 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,411 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $944 (1.7%)

Centralia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (60.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (241.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Central City, IL (1.3 miles ), Wamac, IL (1.3 miles ), Junction City, IL (1.9 miles ), Walnut Hill, IL (2.4 miles) , Sandoval, IL (2.5 miles ), Irvington, IL (2.5 miles ), Hoffman, IL (2.7 miles ), Odin, IL (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,450 (+18.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,595 (52.4%)

Area code: 618

Centralia household income distribution Centralia home values distribution

Crime rates in Centralia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 111100100001
per 100,000 7.17.17.17.20.00.07.40.00.00.00.07.6
Rapes 8111010871615791315
per 100,000 56.677.870.772.058.250.8117.6109.263.866.398.1114.6
Robberies 10121212131320131667596
per 100,000 70.784.984.986.494.694.4147.194.7145.944.2566.2733.6
Assaults 4472575772591057783791322
per 100,000 311.3509.3403.2410.2524.1428.3772.1560.7756.6582.298.1168.1
Burglaries 166163149149171194198107157166212196
per 100,000 1174.31153.11054.01072.31244.61408.31455.9779.21431.21223.41600.41497.8
Thefts 629627686686586552583621532586569631
per 100,000 4449.64435.54852.94937.04265.24007.34286.84522.34849.64318.74295.34821.9
Auto thefts 392623233029383829253224
per 100,000 275.9183.9162.7165.5218.4210.5279.4276.7264.4184.2241.6183.4
Arson 006621031014
per 100,000 0.00.042.443.214.67.30.021.89.10.07.530.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 425.2476.6457.8465.7455.0430.4603.1485.5561.4455.9571.2673.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Centralia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 34 (25 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -551 (-3.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

Work and jobs in Centralia: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Centralia, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Centralia-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Centralia city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Centralia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from Centralia center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from Centralia center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Roland Burris - Lawyer, James Brady, Brian Dinkelman - Baseball player, David Blackwell - Statistician, Dwight Eddleman - Basketball player, Gary Gaetti - Professional baseball player, Kirk Rueter - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Dec 1, 1970), Renee Schulte - Politician, Robert L. Wilson - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Smiley Quick - Professional golfer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Centralia: Robert Lee Wilson.

Hospitals in Centralia:

  • COLONIAL APARTMENTS (920 WEST FOURTH)
  • DIAMONDVIEW (338 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • PARK PLACE - CENTRALIA (332 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 400 NORTH PLEASANT AVENUE)
  • TIP HOSPICE (1809 W MCCORD ST)

Dialysis Facilities in Centralia:

  • DAVITA - CENTRALIA DIALYSIS (1231 STATE ROUTE 161 EAST)

Nursing Homes in Centralia:

  • BROOKSIDE MANOR (1740 WEST MCCORD)
  • CENTRALIA CARE CENTER (1411 EAST FRAZIER STREET)
  • CENTRALIA MANOR (1910 EAST MCCORD RTE 161 EAST)
  • FRAZIER MANOR (1411 EAST FRAZIER)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOUSE OF CENTRALIA (1000 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE)
  • WARREN G MURRAY DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (1717 W BROADWAY)

Airports and heliports located in Centralia:

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Amtrak station:

CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

College/University in Centralia:

  • Kaskaskia College (Full-time enrollment: 3,867; Location: 27210 College Rd; Public; Website: www.kaskaskia.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Centralia:

  • Rend Lake College (about 30 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • McKendree University (about 38 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 43 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 51 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • John A Logan College (about 54 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 56 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 58 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)

Public high schools in Centralia:

Private high school in Centralia:

  • CHRIST OUR ROCK LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 49; Location: 319 E 2ND ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Centralia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Centralia:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 203 S PLEASANT AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEW HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 12 GREENVIEW CHURCH RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 424 E BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Centralia, map of school districts

Library in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA REGIONAL LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $627,485; Location: 515 EAST BROADWAY AVENUE; 97,839 books; 3,409 audio materials; 7,582 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

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Notable locations in Centralia: Centralia Industrial Park (A), Greenview Country Club (B), Murray State Childrens Center (C), Centralia City Hall (D), Centralia Public Library (E), LifeStar Ambulance Service (F), Murray Developmental Center (G), Centralia Fire Department West Station (H), Centralia Fire Protection District (I), Centralia Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Fairview Park Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Centralia include: Eternity Baptist Church (A), Demaree United Methodist Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Christian Church (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), First Church of God (G), First General Baptist Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoirs: Centralia Reservoir (A), Greenview Country Club Pond One (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Centralia include: Laura Leake Park (1), Lions Athletic Field (2), Centralia Foundation Park (3), Fairview Park (4), Finger Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Centralia Area Historical Society (Museums; 240 South Locust Street), The Great American Adventure Club (Recreational Trips & Guides; 1208 South Sycamore Street).

Hotels: D B G Enterprises Inc (140 South Locust Street), Centralia Motel (215 South Poplar Street), Bell Tower Inn (200 East Noleman Street).

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Centralia and their reported violations in the past:

CARLYLE SOUTHWEST PWD (Population served: 1,467, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2013)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Centralia that have no violations reported:

  • CENTRALIA (Population served: 14,274, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.9%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 19.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Centralia in 2010:

  • 290 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in college/university student housing
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Centralia in 2000:

  • 367 people in nursing homes
  • 329 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 93 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 21 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Centralia, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Centralia compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Centralia (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Centralia Broadway Rdt Branch at 1324 West Broadway, branch established on 2009/07/01; Centralia Branch at 140 South Locust Street, branch established on 1921/04/21. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Centralia Branch at 201 North Elm Street, branch established on 1865/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Farmers State Bank of Hoffman: Centralia Branch at 255 South Commercial Street, branch established on 1994/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.8 mil, Deposits: $114.3 mil, headquarters in Hoffman, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Centralia Branch at 400 East Broadway, branch established on 2001/04/07. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community Trust Bank: Centralia Facility at 1427 East Second Street, branch established on 1982/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.9 mil, Deposits: $77.3 mil, headquarters in Irvington, IL, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Midland States Bank: Centralia Branch at 200 South Poplar Street, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Centralia Branch at 901 West Broadway, branch established on 1994/04/15. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Illinois:

  • Motel Centralia, 215 S Poplar St, Centralia, IL 62801 , Phone: (618) 532-7357, Fax: (618) 533-4304
  • Americas Best Value Bell Tower Inn, 200 E Noleman, Centralia, IL 62801 , Phone: (618) 533-1300, Fax: (618) 533-1461
  • Queen City Motel, 402 N Elm St, Centralia, IL 62801 , Phone: (618) 532-1881
  • Home Motel, 326 W Noleman St, Centralia, IL 62801 , Phone: (618) 532-5633
  • Holiday Motel, 404 N Poplar St, Centralia, IL 62801 , Phone: (618) 532-1841
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Centralia travel time to work - commute Centralia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Centralia city (based on Marion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.54%
Here: 62.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents27.5%17.5%13.6%10.4%8.4%
Congregations20.2%17.2%4.0%17.2%3.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.6%2.7%2.3%1.9%12.1%
Congregations1.0%3.0%1.0%2.0%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Marion County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Marion County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$12,142$48,5680$0
Other Government Administration 9$35,738$47,6515$750
Police Protection - Officers 24$118,850$59,4250$0
Police - Other 9$28,461$37,9481$299
Firefighters 21$102,347$58,4840$0
Fire - Other 1$2,276$27,3120$0
Streets and Highways 16$66,785$50,0890$0
Sewerage 5$20,378$48,9070$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,043$48,5162$1,014
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$8,128$48,7680$0
Water Supply 22$93,694$51,1060$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$2,653
Totals for Government 113$492,842$52,33710$4,716

Centralia government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $221,000 ($17.28)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,189,000 ($249.39)
    Police Protection: $2,191,000 ($171.35)
    Water Utilities: $2,139,000 ($167.28)
    Fire Protection: $1,695,000 ($132.56)
    Regular Highways: $1,474,000 ($115.27)
    Sewerage: $1,051,000 ($82.19)
    Financial Administration: $462,000 ($36.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $374,000 ($29.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $326,000 ($25.49)
    Central Staff Services: $122,000 ($9.54)
    Air Transportation: $30,000 ($2.35)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $5,063,000 ($395.95)
    Benefit Payments: $1,063,000 ($83.13)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $741,000 ($57.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $308,000 ($24.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $104,000 ($8.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $697,000 ($54.51)
    Regular Highways: $338,000 ($26.43)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($7.59)
    Police Protection: $68,000 ($5.32)
    General - Other: $32,000 ($2.50)
    Central Staff: $20,000 ($1.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($1.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,340,000 ($417.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $292,000 ($22.84)

Centralia government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,740,000 ($136.08)
    All Other: $171,000 ($13.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $122,000 ($9.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $574,000 ($44.89)
    Interest Revenue: $442,000 ($34.57)
    Local Employee Contribution: $175,000 ($13.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $26,000 ($2.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,737,000 ($214.05)
    Interest Earnings: $547,000 ($42.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,876,000 ($224.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,421,000 ($267.54)
    Highways: $446,000 ($34.88)
    All Other: $15,000 ($1.17)
  • Tax - Property: $2,224,000 ($173.93)
    Public Utilities: $936,000 ($73.20)
    NEC: $124,000 ($9.70)

Centralia government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,860,000 ($380.07)
    Industrial Revenue: $2,522,000 ($197.23)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,185,000 ($170.88)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,195,000 ($171.66)
    Other NEC: $655,000 ($51.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $110,000 ($8.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,415,000 ($345.27)
    Industrial Revenue: $1,802,000 ($140.92)
    Other, NEC: $1,495,000 ($116.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $720,000 ($56.31)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $2,640,000 ($206.46)
    Other, NEC: $1,235,000 ($96.58)

Centralia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $815,000 ($63.74)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $7,045,000 ($550.95)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,865,000 ($615.08)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,812,000 ($141.71)

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, IL  0.47% ($29,466 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IL  0.34% ($32,415)
from Fayette County, IL  0.22% ($26,412)


4.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, IL  0.55% ($32,412 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IL  0.39% ($33,650)
to Washington County, IL  0.21% ($33,303)

Strongest AM radio stations in Centralia:

  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WJBD (1350 AM; 0 kW; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centralia:

  • WJAF-LP (103.7 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: DAY STAR CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K201FL (88.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Centralia:

  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Centralia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 78 meters (256ft)
Total costs: $1,470,000
Total average daily traffic: 45,300
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,051

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Centralia, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Centralia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 62 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Centralia, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Centralia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 30 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Centralia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 102
  • Hazardous Condition: 107
  • Service Call: 42
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Centralia

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Centralia, IL
Businesses in Centralia, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike2
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Subway1
FedEx2T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS4
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

Centralia on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Office and administrative support occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2000-2002 average to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards"
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Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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