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Population in 2012: 508 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 

Males: 272  (53.5%)
Females: 236  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  40.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66415.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,869 (it was $22,240 in 2000)
Centralia:

$42,869
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,214

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,387 (it was $41,800 in 2000)
Centralia:

$52,387
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $40,460; Detached houses: $43,193; Mobile homes: $11,373

Median gross rent in 2012: $455.

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  • White alone - 474 (92.6%)
  • Hispanic - 13 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 11 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 6 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.8%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Centralia: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.7%), Irish (17.9%), English (9.3%), United States (6.1%), Dutch (5.3%), Czech (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 0.45 square miles.

Population density: 1,128 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Centralia:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 62.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Centralia, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Centralia to the number of sex offenders is 508 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $361 (1.3%)

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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
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $64,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $214,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $140,000

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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 July 2013:
Here:

3.7%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +82 (+18.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Centralia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 181% 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 97% 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 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 Centralia center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), 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: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Centralia:

  • EASTRIDGE (Nursing Home, 1ST & MAIN RR 1)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Centralia:

  • NEMAHA VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Centralia, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centralia:

  • Kansas State University (about 45 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 18,850)
  • Washburn University (about 53 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Kansas (about 71 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 72 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,088)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 80 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 80 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 82 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)

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 and their reported violations in the past:

CENTRALIA, CITY OF (Population served: 504, Purch_groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-29-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-03-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-1994)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.1%
(15.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 50.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Centralia, KS

33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
39 people in nursing homes in 2000

Centralia compared to Kansas state average:

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


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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 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 (85%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.12%
Here89.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceUnited Church of Christ
Adherents60.0%13.5%7.5%5.4%4.8%
Congregations25.9%29.6%7.4%3.7%7.4%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church The Wesleyan ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents3.4%2.1%0.9%0.9%1.4%
Congregations3.7%3.7%3.7%3.7%11.1%
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: 7
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nemaha County:

22.1%
Kansas:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$30
Other Government Administration 1$1,933$23,1960$0
Health 0$0 2$1,100
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$145
Electric Power 1$1,808$21,6960$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$919
Totals for Government 2$3,741$22,4466$2,194

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

  • Construction - General: $111,000 ($218.50)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $436,000 ($858.27)
    Electric Utilities: $233,000 ($458.66)
    Health Services - Other: $74,000 ($145.67)
    General - Other: $48,000 ($94.49)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($80.71)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($62.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($45.28)
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000 ($33.46)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($31.50)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($13.78)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $70,000 ($137.80)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $29,000 ($57.09)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $77,000 ($151.57)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($29.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($7.87)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $59,000 ($116.14)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($39.37)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $333,000 ($655.51)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($177.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $394,000 ($775.59)
    General Support: $6,000 ($11.81)
  • Tax - Property: $62,000 ($122.05)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($13.78)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $480,000 ($944.88)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $475,000 ($935.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($9.84)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $557,000 ($1096.46)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $10,000 ($19.69)

4.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Brown County, KS  0.56% ($25,864 average AGI)
from Marshall County, KS  0.53% ($27,762)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.46% ($40,167)


6.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,626 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shawnee County, KS  0.87% ($27,686 average AGI)
to Brown County, KS  0.75% ($29,533)
to Johnson County, KS  0.52% ($26,238)

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
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $758,000
Total average daily traffic: 420
Total average daily truck traffic: 78
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 400

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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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Steven A. Koch (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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