Centralia, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 510 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.5%
 
Males: 233  (45.7%)
Females: 277  (54.3%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66415.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $33,513 (it was $22,240 in 2000)
Centralia:

$33,513
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,700 (it was $14,813 in 2000)

Centralia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $56,163 (it was $41,800 in 2000)
Centralia:

$56,163
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $85,919; Detached houses: $90,615; Mobile homes: $23,168

Median gross rent in 2013: $346.

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  • Races in Centralia, KS (2010)

    Centralia races chart
    • 47492.6%White alone
    • 132.5%Hispanic
    • 112.1%Two or more races
    • 61.2%Black alone
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 40.8%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Centralia: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.3%), Irish (19.8%), English (10.1%), United States (5.5%), Czech (1.6%), Scottish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,133 people per square mile   (low).

Centralia, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Centralia:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Centralia, Kansas as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Centralia to the number of sex offenders is 508 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $740 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $381 (1.2%)

Centralia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (52.9 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (80.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (466.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Corning, KS (2.7 miles) , Vermillion, KS (2.7 miles) , Seneca, KS (2.9 miles ), Baileyville, KS (3.0 miles) , Goff, KS (3.4 miles) , Axtell, KS (3.5 miles ), Oneida, KS (3.8 miles) , Havensville, KS (3.9 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $214,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $140,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.72 N, Longitude: 96.13 W

Area code: 785

Centralia household income distribution Centralia home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +82 (+18.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Centralia, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Centralia-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 89% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.4 miles away from the Centralia city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/19/1960, a category F4 tornado 38.9 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Centralia-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from Centralia center
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 451.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 241.4 miles away from Centralia 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 398.6 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 Nemaha County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Centralia topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Centralia:

  • EASTRIDGE (1ST & MAIN RR 1)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Centralia:

  • NEMAHA VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • COUNTRY VIEW ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF SENECA (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • CRESTVIEW MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SENECA, KS)
  • FRANKFORT COMMUNITY CARE HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; FRANKFORT, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL ONAGA INC (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ONAGA, KS)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, ONAGA AND ST MARYS CAMPUS Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; ONAGA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centralia:

  • Kansas State University (about 45 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • Highland Community College (about 47 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Washburn University (about 53 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • University of Kansas (about 72 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 72 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 80 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 80 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Public high school in Centralia:

Public elementary/middle school in Centralia:

See full list of schools located in Centralia

Library in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $32,106; Location: 520 4TH STREET; 10,043 books; 279 audio materials; 1,415 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Centralia: Centralia Community Library (A), Centralia Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Centralia: Central United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

  • CENTRALIA, CITY OF (Population served: 508, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.2% for American Indian residents, 61.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
39 people in nursing homes in 2000

Centralia compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Centralia (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Centralia: The First National Bank Of Centralia at 620 Fourth Street, branch established on 1882/04/18. Info updated 2009/03/03: Bank assets: $105.9 mil, Deposits: $80.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Centralia Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,1667
Evangelical Protestant1,93711
Mainline Protestant1,49910
Black Protestant1251
Other1-
None2,450-
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: 7
Nemaha County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nemaha County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Nemaha County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Nemaha County:

26.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

22.1%
State:

13.4%
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$616
Other Government Administration 1$2,243$26,9166$170
Streets and Highways 1$1,958$23,4960$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$875
Electric Power 1$2,328$27,9360$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,102
Totals for Government 3$6,529$26,11610$2,763

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

  • Construction - General: $111,000 ($217.65)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $436,000 ($854.90)
    Electric Utilities: $233,000 ($456.86)
    Health Services - Other: $74,000 ($145.10)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($94.12)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($80.39)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($62.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($45.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($33.33)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($31.37)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($13.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($137.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($56.86)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $77,000 ($150.98)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($29.41)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($7.84)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $59,000 ($115.69)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($39.22)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $333,000 ($652.94)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($176.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $394,000 ($772.55)
    General Support: $6,000 ($11.76)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($121.57)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($13.73)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $480,000 ($941.18)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $475,000 ($931.37)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($9.80)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $557,000 ($1092.16)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $10,000 ($19.61)

4.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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 Shawnee County, KS  0.62% ($37,680 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.52% ($35,333)
from Pottawatomie County, KS  0.25% ($39,800)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,076 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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 Brown County, KS  0.51% ($24,333 average AGI)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.51% ($34,619)
to Jackson County, KS  0.44% ($35,889)

Strongest AM radio stations in Centralia:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centralia:

  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KXBZ (104.7 FM; MANHATTAN, KS; Owner: MANHATTAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Centralia:

  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $758,000Total costs
  • 420Total average daily traffic
  • 78Total average daily truck traffic
  • 400Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Centralia)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3 Mi N 1 1/2 Mi E S Side Rd (Lat: 39.761667 Lon: -96.109167), Call Sign: KNDB204, Licensee ID: L00035140
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.050 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2002, Expiration Date: 06/17/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/18/2012
    Registrant: Cletus Rottinghaus, R R, Centralia, KS 66415, Phone: (913) 857-3951
  • 4 Mi S 2 Mi W 13/4 Mi S (Lat: 39.636111 Lon: -96.152500), Call Sign: KNET910, Licensee ID: L00037117
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/01/2003, Expiration Date: 04/15/2013
    Registrant: Emmett Koch, Rural Route, Centralia, KS 66415
  • 7 Mi S 1/4 Mi W Baileyville (Lat: 39.740833 Lon: -96.186944), Call Sign: WZE697, Licensee ID: L00805773
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/17/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2004
    Registrant: Marion Koch, Rr, Centralia, KS 66415

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Centralia, KS
Most common first names in Centralia, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1281.5 years
John1181.4 years
William1080.0 years
Roy880.9 years
Charles878.9 years
Robert872.9 years
James777.7 years
George776.0 years
Mildred681.3 years
Joseph681.9 years
Most common last names in Centralia, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ward1275.7 years
Flentie1178.7 years
Armstrong876.4 years
Bryan785.0 years
Ayers681.4 years
Smith679.0 years
Forgy568.8 years
Darr581.0 years
Campfield588.8 years
Vernon589.2 years

Centralia on our top lists:

  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #63 (66415) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Assyrian/Chaldean/Syriac first ancestries"
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