Centralia, Washington

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Population in 2013: 16,660 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +13.0%
 
Males: 8,004  (48.0%)
Females: 8,656  (52.0%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98531, 98532.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,327 (it was $30,078 in 2000)
Centralia:

$34,327
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,945 (it was $16,305 in 2000)

Centralia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $160,459 (it was $96,600 in 2000)
Centralia:

$160,459
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $157,722; Detached houses: $166,329; Townhouses or other attached units: $209,316; In 2-unit structures: $212,900; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,513; Mobile homes: $90,817; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,946

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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  • White alone - 12,649 (77.2%)
  • Hispanic - 2,944 (18.0%)
  • Two or more races - 416 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 149 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 111 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 71 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 41 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Centralia: 88.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (17.0%), Irish (13.7%), English (8.5%), United States (6.7%), Norwegian (5.1%), Swedish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1886

Elevation: 189 feet

Land area: 7.41 square miles.

Population density: 2,250 people per square mile   (low).

Centralia,WA real estate house value index trend

Centralia, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Centralia:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

1,477 residents are foreign born

This city:  9.0%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Centralia, Washington as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Centralia to the number of sex offenders is 485 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,237 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,315 (0.8%)

Centralia satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (36.9 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (69.3 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (906.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Fords Prairie, WA (1.5 miles ), Chehalis, WA (2.0 miles ), Grand Mound, WA (2.5 miles ), Bucoda, WA (2.6 miles ), Newaukum, WA (2.8 miles ), Rochester, WA (3.0 miles ), Logan Hill, WA (3.0 miles ), Napavine, WA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $52,200
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $89,100
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $113,400
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2005: 67 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2006: 79 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2007: 66 buildings, average cost: $190,700
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $196,900
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $178,500
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $177,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.72 N, Longitude: 122.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,435 (+14.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,976 (52.2%)

Area code: 360

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 2012
Murders 0020000110012
per 100,000 0.00.013.20.00.00.00.06.46.30.00.06.012.1
Rapes 19129122115981317111612
per 100,000 139.380.159.379.7138.597.057.450.982.4107.569.996.472.3
Robberies 19132417171413152314131618
per 100,000 139.386.8158.1112.8112.290.683.095.5145.888.582.696.4108.5
Assaults 55605541574356757051695248
per 100,000 403.3400.6362.3272.2376.0278.2357.4477.5443.8322.6438.5313.4289.3
Burglaries 193181195184220260168168162151212165183
per 100,000 1415.41208.51284.71221.41451.41682.21072.21069.51027.1955.01347.2994.51102.9
Thefts 1,0038658558581,155967707764789550842565559
per 100,000 7355.55775.55632.85695.37619.76256.54512.14863.85002.53478.65350.83405.33368.9
Auto thefts 776584124109143104597866655954
per 100,000 564.7434.0553.4823.1719.1925.2663.7375.6494.5417.4413.1355.6325.4
Arson 89611310107815818
per 100,000 58.760.139.573.019.864.763.844.650.794.950.86.048.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 685.4530.6563.9541.4696.8614.1459.6486.3532.8424.5519.6423.1418.3

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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: 39 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,688 (+12.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Centralia, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Centralia-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 165% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 42.6 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 31.3 miles away from Centralia center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 26.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 436.0 miles away from Centralia center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 367.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Centralia topographic map

Birthplace of: Merce Cunningham - Choreographer, Bill Ramsay - Jazz saxophonist, Calvin Armstrong - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Mar 31, 1982), Craig McCaw - Billionaire, Lyle Overbay - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Jan 28, 1977), Dexter J. Kerstetter - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bob Coluccio - Baseball player, Brian Valentine - Businessman.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Centralia: Dexter J. Kerstetter.

Hospitals in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA GENERAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 1820 COOKS HILL ROAD)
  • PROVIDENCE CENTRALIA HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 914 S SCHEUBER ROAD)

Home Health Centers in Centralia:

  • ASSURED HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (1821 COOKS HILL ROAD #200)

Nursing Homes in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA CONVALESCENT CENTER (1015 LONG ROAD)
  • EDISON MANOR CARE CENTER (708 G ST)
  • EVERGREEN CENTRALIA HEALTH AND R (1015 LONG ROAD)
  • LIBERTY CARE AND REHAB CENTER (917 S SCHEUBER RD)
  • LIBERTY COUNTRY PLACE (917 SOUTH SCHEUBER ROAD)
  • RIVERSIDE NURSING AND REHAB CTR (1305 ALEXANDER)
  • SHARON CARE CENTER (1509 HARRISON AVENUE)
  • SOUTH TOWER CARE CENTER (1215 S TOWER AVE)
  • WA HEALTH CARE CENTER-RIVERSIDE (1305 ALEXANDER)
  • WALKER CARE CENTER (408 SOUTH KING)

Airports located in Centralia:

Amtrak station:

CENTRALIA (210 RAILROAD AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Centralia:

  • Centralia College (Full-time enrollment: 2,354; Location: 600 Centralia College Blvd.; Public; Website: www.centralia.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Centralia:

  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 22 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 25 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 37 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 39 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 39 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 40 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 42 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)

Private high school in Centralia:

  • CALVARY ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: 268 BIG HANAFORD RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Private elementary/middle school in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 214; Location: 1315 S TOWER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Correction - Centralia Christian School is now located at 1315 South Tower Ave. with an enrollment of 205 students.

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Notable locations in Centralia: Centralia Elks Golf Course (A), Centralia College Clock Tower (B), Olympic Club (C), Centralia Rifle Club (D), Centralia College Building 21 (E), Centralia College Building 11 (F), American Medical Response (G), Lewis County Fire District 12 Riverside Fire Authority Station 2 (H), Centralia Fire Department (I), Centralia College Kirk Library (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Fairway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Memorial Park (1), Washington Lawn Cemetery (2), Mountain View Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Plummer Lake (A), Hayes Lake (B), Fort Borst Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Skookumchuck River (A), China Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Centralia include: Fort Borst Park (1), Brick Wagner Park (2), Riverside Park (3), Noble Field (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Econo Lodge Centralia (702 Harrison Avenue), Motel 6 (1310 Belmont Avenue), Ferryman's Inn-Centralia (1103 Eckerson Road), Peppertree West Motor Inn & RV Park (1208 Alder Street).

Court: Washington State - State Patrol (850 Northwest Louisiana Avenue).

Lewis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 55.4. This is better than average.

City:

55.4
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.978. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.978
U.S.:

0.303

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 15.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 7.78. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.78
U.S.:

9.14

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

JUNCTION BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
FORDS PRAIRIE ANIMAL CLINIC (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • CENTRALIA UTILITIES (Address: 1100 N TOWER AVE , Population served: 25,165, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.6%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 63.9% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.7% for American Indian residents, 3.6% for other race residents, 19.4% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.2%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Centralia in 2010:

  • 246 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Centralia in 2000:

  • 408 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in other group homes

Centralia, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Centralia compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.

Banks with most branches in Centralia (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank: at 1930 South Gold Street, branch established on 1903/12/26; West Centralia Branch at 1231 Harrison Ave, branch established on 1970/11/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $338.0 mil, Deposits: $292.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Corporation
  • West Coast Bank: Centralia Branch at 1100 North Harrison Avenue, branch established on 1981/03/30. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $2,424.8 mil, Deposits: $1,925.6 mil, headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 63 total offices, Holding Company: West Coast Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Centralia Branch at 100 South Pearl Street, branch established on 1957/11/04. 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
  • KeyBank National Association: Centralia Branch at 201 West Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Washington Federal: Centralia at 110 North Pearl Street, branch established on 1995/07/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Centralia Branch at 1230 South Gold Street, branch established on 1996/03/01. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Anchor Bank: 07 - Centralia Branch at 604 South Tower Avenue, branch established on 1996/06/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $486.5 mil, Deposits: $352.2 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Anchor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Centralia Branch at 1165 Harrison Avenue, branch established on 2000/12/14. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Centralia Branch at 215 North Pearl, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Washington:

  • Motel 6 #394, 1310 Belmont, Centralia, WA 98531 , Phone: (360) 330-2057, Fax: (360) 330-2066
  • Days Inn, 702 Harrison Ave, Centralia, WA 98531 , Phone: (360) 736-2875, Fax: (360) 736-2651
  • Mcmenamins Olympic Club, 112 N Tower Ave, Centralia, WA 98531 , Phone: (360) 736-5164, Fax: (360) 736-1508
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1233 Alder St, Centralia, WA 98531 , Phone: (360)''0-9441
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1325 Lakeshore, Centralia, WA 98531 , Phone: (360) 736-9344, Fax: (360) 330-1797
  • CTGW, LLC Dba Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia, WA 98531 , Phone: (360) 273-7718, Fax: (360) 273-8406
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Washington

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:

  • Electricity (71%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Neighborhoods in Centralia:

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.87%
Here: 32.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents24.5%18.2%11.0%5.6%5.5%
Congregations10.1%18.0%6.7%7.9%4.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents4.9%4.9%4.3%3.4%17.8%
Congregations6.7%5.6%5.6%3.4%31.5%
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: 26
Lewis County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Lewis County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Lewis County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

34.4%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.0%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$16,810$67,2400$0
Other Government Administration 10$28,110$33,7320$0
Judicial and Legal 6$28,798$57,5960$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$210,519$76,5520$0
Police - Other 7$28,978$49,6775$4,180
Streets and Highways 8$36,935$55,4031$3,305
Sewerage 12$65,111$65,1111$1,797
Parks and Recreation 4$20,594$61,7823$2,196
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$19,791$59,3730$0
Water Supply 12$68,369$68,3690$0
Electric Power 30$201,849$80,7400$0
Other and Unallocable 23$117,180$61,1370$0
Totals for Government 152$843,044$66,55610$11,478

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,881,000 ($112.91)
    General: $1,573,000 ($94.42)
    Judicial & Legal: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $6,894,000 ($413.81)
    Police Protection: $2,616,000 ($157.02)
    Sewerage: $1,382,000 ($82.95)
    Health Services - Other: $1,025,000 ($61.52)
    Water Utilities: $1,015,000 ($60.92)
    Parks & Recreation: $937,000 ($56.24)
    Fire Protection: $829,000 ($49.76)
    Regular Highways: $654,000 ($39.26)
    Financial Administration: $587,000 ($35.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $421,000 ($25.27)
    General - Other: $390,000 ($23.41)
    Central Staff Services: $375,000 ($22.51)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $117,000 ($7.02)
    General Public Buildings: $40,000 ($2.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($2.16)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($1.74)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.42)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $449,000 ($26.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $146,000 ($8.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,247,000 ($194.90)
    Electric Utilities: $3,247,000 ($194.90)
    General - Other: $303,000 ($18.19)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($4.74)
    Regular Highways: $39,000 ($2.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($1.56)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($1.02)
    Corrections - Other: $4,000 ($0.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,276,000 ($436.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $167,000 ($10.02)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,293,000 ($197.66)
    All Other: $146,000 ($8.76)
    Parks & Recreation: $78,000 ($4.68)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $22,000 ($1.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $472,000 ($28.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $541,000 ($32.47)
    General Revenue, NEC: $372,000 ($22.33)
    Rents: $134,000 ($8.04)
    Property Sale Other: $38,000 ($2.28)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $10,025,000 ($601.74)
    Water Utilities: $2,915,000 ($174.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,208,000 ($132.53)
    All Other: $1,490,000 ($89.44)
    General Support: $128,000 ($7.68)
    Health & Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,336,000 ($140.22)
    Property: $1,905,000 ($114.35)
    Public Utilities: $936,000 ($56.18)
    NEC: $335,000 ($20.11)
    Other Selective Sales: $317,000 ($19.03)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $7,491,000 ($449.64)
    Water Utilities: $3,048,000 ($182.95)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,430,000 ($145.86)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $5,684,000 ($341.18)
    Water Utilities: $1,881,000 ($112.91)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,335,000 ($140.16)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $6,896,000 ($413.93)
    Other, NEC: $5,398,000 ($324.01)
    Water Utilities: $4,745,000 ($284.81)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $595,000 ($35.71)
    Other, NEC: $381,000 ($22.87)
    Water Utilities: $184,000 ($11.04)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,726,000 ($103.60)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $12,414,000 ($745.14)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,352,000 ($81.15)

5.96% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Lewis County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Thurston County, WA  1.47% ($28,931 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.57% ($32,258)
from King County, WA  0.44% ($38,692)


5.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,792 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($280 average AGI)
Lewis County:

0.09%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Thurston County, WA  1.42% ($33,872 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.40% ($32,657)
to Pierce County, WA  0.38% ($26,608)

Strongest AM radio stations in Centralia:

  • KELA (1470 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KITI (1420 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centralia:

  • KCED (91.3 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: STATE OF WASH. CENTRALIA COLLEGE)
  • KACS (90.5 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CHEHALIS VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K201GB (88.1 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYQ (90.3 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K254AP (98.7 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Centralia:

  • KCKA (Channel 15; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K42CM (Channel 42; CENTRALIA, ETC., WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)

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: 30
Total length: 153 meters (502ft)
Total costs: $62,467,000
Total average daily traffic: 286,921
Total average daily truck traffic: 42,817

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 15
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Centralia, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Centralia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Centralia, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 130 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Centralia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 20 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Centralia)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 103
  • Hazardous Condition: 47
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Centralia

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Centralia, WA
Businesses in Centralia, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1Motel 61
Burger King1New Balance1
Curves1Nike1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks3
DressBarn1Subway2
Dressbarn1Taco Bell1
Eddie Bauer1The Room Place1
Famous Footwear1Toys"R"Us1
FedEx3True Value1
GNC1U-Haul2
Goodwill5U.S. Cellular1
Gymboree1UPS4
H&R Block1Vons1
Jack In The Box1Wendy's1
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