Centralia, Iowa

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Population in 2014: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.7%
Males: 53  (41.0%)
Females: 77  (59.0%)
Median resident age:  41.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.1 years

Zip code: 52068

Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,559 (it was $43,333 in 2000)
Centralia:

$54,559
IA:

$54,736

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $25,338 (it was $15,269 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $183,996 (it was $89,400 in 2000)
Centralia:

$183,996
IA:

$136,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $170,756; Detached houses: $196,182; Mobile homes: $17,783

Median gross rent in 2015: $666.

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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Centralia: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (67.6%), American (16.2%), English (11.8%), Luxemburger (2.9%), Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/3/1933

Elevation: 1114 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 237 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Centralia:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city:

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Centralia city:  1.0% ($860)
Iowa:  1.3% ($1,077)

Centralia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dubuque, IA (7.9 miles , pop. 57,686).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (84.2 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (167.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Peosta, IA (1.3 miles ), Graf, IA (1.6 miles) , Asbury, IA (2.2 miles ), Epworth, IA (2.3 miles ), Durango, IA (2.6 miles) , Bankston, IA (2.6 miles) , Dubuque, IA (2.8 miles ), Rickardsville, IA (2.8 miles) .

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 90.84 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 563

Centralia household income distribution Centralia home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -17 (-14.4%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (16%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)

Average climate in Centralia, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Centralia-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.3 miles away from the Centralia city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 9/9/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Centralia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 86% 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 318.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.7 miles away from Centralia 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 296.2 miles away from the city 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 349.6 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) earthquake occurred 318.0 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 304.6 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 Dubuque County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Centralia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Centralia:

  • HERITAGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HOSPICE OF DUBUQUE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • HACIENDA COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • ENNOBLE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • LUTHER MANOR RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • WEST 32ND COMMUNITY LIVING HOME (Hospital, about 8 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)
  • DUBUQUE NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DUBUQUE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centralia:

  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 26 miles; Platteville, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,679)
  • Ashford University (about 54 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Upper Iowa University (about 56 miles; Fayette, IA; FT enrollment: 5,275)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 58 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 66 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 66 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • University of Iowa (about 67 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)

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Notable location: Centralia Peosta Emergency Services Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Dubuque County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 46.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.7
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 4.5%
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Iowa average:

10.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic49,91729
Mainline Protestant7,45724
Evangelical Protestant5,61330
Other9796
Orthodox701
Black Protestant-1
None29,617-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Dubuque County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Dubuque County:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Dubuque County:

5.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 90
Here:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dubuque County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.7%
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 0$0 1$77
Totals for Government 0$0 1$77

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($115.38)
  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($38.46)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($23.08)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($23.08)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($7.69)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,000 ($23.08)

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

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($61.54)
    General Support: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $9,000 ($69.23)
    Property: $7,000 ($53.85)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $20,000 ($153.85)

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Dubuque County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($36,083 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.21% ($30,359)
from Grant County, WI  0.20% ($36,365)


4.34% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.34%
Iowa average:

5.94%

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 Jo Daviess County, IL  0.29% ($40,701 average AGI)
to Linn County, IA  0.24% ($33,607)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($18,827)

Strongest AM radio stations in Centralia:

  • KDTH (1370 AM; 5 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • WDBQ (1490 AM; 1 kW; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centralia:

  • KGRR (97.3 FM; EPWORTH, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K239AB (95.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: AUGUSTANA COLLEGE)
  • KATF (92.9 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • KLYV (105.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJOD (103.3 FM; ASBURY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVRE (101.1 FM; DICKEYVILLE, WI; Owner: RADIO DUBUQUE, INC.)
  • K254AE (98.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KXGE (102.3 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K269EK (101.7 FM; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KIYX (106.1 FM; SAGEVILLE, IA; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WPVL-FM (107.1 FM; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WGLR-FM (97.7 FM; LANCASTER, WI; Owner: QUEENB RADIO WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • KDST (99.3 FM; DYERSVILLE, IA; Owner: DESIGN HOMES, INC.)
  • WDBQ-FM (107.5 FM; GALENA, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Centralia:

  • KFXB (Channel 40; DUBUQUE, IA; Owner: DUBUQUE TV LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • W22CI (Channel 22; BLOOMINGTON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • ROBERT JACKSON, 1.2 Km E On Clearview Heights (Lat: 42.477500 Lon: -90.822778), Type: 76.5, Overall height: 66.4 m, Registrant: 4048104021, Pcheeks@att.Com, 1200 PEACHTREE STREET, LL007
  • MARTHA LEWIS MARCUS, 1.2 Km E On Clearview Heights (Lat: 42.477500 Lon: -90.822778), Type: 76.5, Overall height: 66.4 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Jvaughan@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • JAMES J.R. TALBOT, 1.2 Km E On Clearview Heights (Lat: 42.477500 Lon: -90.822778), Type: 76.5, Overall height: 66.4 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • JAMES J TALBOT, Olde Highway Road (Lat: 42.477611 Lon: -90.823056), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 68.6 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • JAMES J TALBOT, Olde Highway Road (Lat: 42.477611 Lon: -90.823056), Type: 78.9, Overall height: 68.6 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • Donna Yopp, Olde Highway Road (Lat: 42.477611 Lon: -90.823056), Type: 78.9, Structure height: 19061 m, Overall height: 68.6 m, Registrant: 4049272692, Donna.Yopp@att.Com, 675 WEST PEACHTREE STREET, NW Rm 34-a16
  • 1.2 Km E On Clearview Heights (Lat: 42.477500 Lon: -90.822778), Type: 76.5, Overall height: 66.4 m, Registrant: 4048104021, Cheeks@atlml1.Att.Com, 1200 PEACHTREE ST FLOC 16N06

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Old Us 20 .25 Mi Sw (Lat: 42.471111 Lon: -90.876250), Type: Tower, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WPQE525
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.165 MHzGrant Date: 06/30/2015, Expiration Date: 06/15/2025, Certifier: John R PorterRegistrant: Iowa Department Of Transportation, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 239-1552, Fax: (515) 232-6739, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • CENTRALIA, .75 Mi E On Clearview Heights (Lat: 42.477500 Lon: -90.822889), Overall height: 76.5 m, Call Sign: WLL498
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 01/20/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 07/18/2014, Certifier: Paul WilsonRegistrant: At&t Corp., 675 West Peachtree Street, Nw, Room 34a16, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: (404) 927-2692, Fax: (404) 522-7665, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$110,3404$152,773
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0102.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (67%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Utility gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Centralia compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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