Centralia, Washington

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Population in 2017: 17,216 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.8%
 
Males: 8,414  (48.9%)
Females: 8,802  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98531, 98532.

Centralia Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,240 (it was $30,078 in 2000)
Centralia:

$42,240
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,186 (it was $16,305 in 2000)

Centralia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $158,882 (it was $96,600 in 2000)
Centralia:

$158,882
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $234,571; detached houses: $264,417; townhouses or other attached units: $145,245; in 2-unit structures: $193,382; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $319,334; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,172; mobile homes: $131,608; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $45,355

Median gross rent in 2017: $890.

March 2019 cost of living index in Centralia: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.2%
(18.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.5% for American Indian residents, 19.7% for other race residents, 58.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Centralia, WA (2017)
    • 13,27476.9%White alone
    • 3,13918.2%Hispanic
    • 6113.5%Two or more races
    • 1881.1%Asian alone
    • 810.5%American Indian alone
    • 220.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.05%Black alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Centralia, Washington as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Centralia is 549 to 1.


Crime rates in Centralia by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
2
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(97.0)
9
(57.4)
8
(50.9)
13
(82.4)
17
(107.5)
11
(69.9)
16
(96.4)
12
(72.3)
8
(48.3)
10
(60.0)
14
(84.2)
10
(59.6)
17
(99.7)
19
(109.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
14
(90.6)
13
(83.0)
15
(95.5)
23
(145.8)
14
(88.5)
13
(82.6)
16
(96.4)
18
(108.5)
18
(108.8)
18
(107.9)
22
(132.3)
22
(131.1)
21
(123.2)
23
(133.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(278.2)
56
(357.4)
75
(477.5)
70
(443.8)
51
(322.6)
69
(438.5)
52
(313.4)
48
(289.3)
35
(211.5)
53
(317.8)
26
(156.3)
35
(208.5)
42
(246.4)
46
(265.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
260
(1,682)
168
(1,072)
168
(1,070)
162
(1,027)
151
(955.0)
212
(1,347)
165
(994.5)
183
(1,103)
155
(936.6)
128
(767.5)
145
(871.8)
177
(1,055)
180
(1,056)
145
(838.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
967
(6,256)
707
(4,512)
764
(4,864)
789
(5,003)
550
(3,479)
842
(5,351)
565
(3,405)
559
(3,369)
600
(3,626)
528
(3,166)
622
(3,740)
729
(4,343)
746
(4,376)
590
(3,411)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
143
(925.2)
104
(663.7)
59
(375.6)
78
(494.5)
66
(417.4)
65
(413.1)
59
(355.6)
54
(325.4)
43
(259.8)
40
(239.9)
63
(378.8)
116
(691.1)
115
(674.6)
59
(341.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(64.7)
10
(63.8)
7
(44.6)
8
(50.7)
15
(94.9)
8
(50.8)
1
(6.0)
8
(48.2)
10
(60.4)
6
(36.0)
4
(24.1)
7
(41.7)
4
(23.5)
1
(5.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)602.5451.0477.1522.7416.5509.8415.1410.4345.0343.5391.2443.4468.9403.3

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City-data.com crime index in Centralia, WA

Crime rate in Centralia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 36 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.56
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: American (12.3%), German (9.3%), Irish (8.2%), Norwegian (4.8%), English (4.7%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1886

Elevation: 189 feet

Land area: 7.41 square miles.

Population density: 2,325 people per square mile   (low).

Centralia, Washington map

1,408 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America).

This city:

8.2%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,413 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,317 (0.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 46.72 N, Longitude: 122.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,512 (+8.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,124 (45.7%)

Area code: 360

Distribution of median household income in Centralia, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Centralia, WA in 2017
Centralia satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Centralia, WA
Historical housing units in Centralia, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,688 (+12.9%).
Most common industries in Centralia, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Centralia, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Carpenters (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Centralia, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Centralia, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.4. This is about average.

City:

71.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.978. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.978
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.94. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.94
U.S.:

8.46

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 Centralia 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 Centralia center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 436.0 miles away from the city 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 Centralia 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 (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 7, Winds: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Centralia topographic map

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 and heliports located in Centralia:

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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)

Public high schools in Centralia:

Private high school in Centralia:

  • CEDAR VALLEY ACADEMY (Students: 4, Location: 268 BIG HANAFORD RD, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Centralia:

Private elementary/middle school in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 171, Location: 1315 S TOWER AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Centralia

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Centralia:

Marital status in Centralia, WA
  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

For population 25 years and over in Centralia:

  • High school or higher: 83.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Centralia
Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Centralia:

(Centralia, Washington Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Centralia, WA (based on Lewis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,96166
Catholic8,10210
Other4,63716
Mainline Protestant3,62120
None47,134-
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: 26
Lewis County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

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

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.8%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

34.4%
Washington:

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

10.0%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.3%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.2%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Centralia:

11.5%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Centralia:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Centralia:

32.2%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Centralia:

54.2%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Centralia, WA Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 33$210,519$76,5520$0
Electric Power 30$201,849$80,7400$0
Other and Unallocable 23$117,180$61,1370$0
Water Supply 12$68,369$68,3690$0
Sewerage 12$65,111$65,1111$1,797
Other Government Administration 10$28,110$33,7320$0
Streets and Highways 8$36,935$55,4031$3,305
Police - Other 7$28,978$49,6775$4,180
Judicial and Legal 6$28,798$57,5960$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 4$19,791$59,3730$0
Parks and Recreation 4$20,594$61,7823$2,196
Financial Administration 3$16,810$67,2400$0
Totals for Government 152$843,044$66,55610$11,478

Centralia government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $840,000 ($48.79)
    General - Other: $217,000 ($12.60)
    Natural Resources - Other: $61,000 ($3.54)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $16,699,000 ($969.97)
    Sewerage: $5,043,000 ($292.93)
    Police Protection: $4,712,000 ($273.70)
    Water Utilities: $3,370,000 ($195.75)
    Regular Highways: $993,000 ($57.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $780,000 ($45.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $702,000 ($40.78)
    General - Other: $421,000 ($24.45)
    Central Staff Services: $370,000 ($21.49)
    Financial Administration: $369,000 ($21.43)
    Natural Resources - Other: $299,000 ($17.37)
    General Public Buildings: $218,000 ($12.66)
    Local Fire Protection: $205,000 ($11.91)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $194,000 ($11.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $189,000 ($10.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000 ($5.69)
    Libraries: $36,000 ($2.09)
    Correctional Institutions: $16,000 ($0.93)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($0.35)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,557,000 ($90.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $160,000 ($9.29)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $437,000 ($25.38)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $152,000 ($8.83)
    Other - Financial Administration: $57,000 ($3.31)
    Other - Electric Utilities: $30,000 ($1.74)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($1.22)
    Other - Police Protection: $18,000 ($1.05)
    Other - Health - Other: $18,000 ($1.05)
    Other - General - Other: $10,000 ($0.58)
    Other - Regular Highways: $5,000 ($0.29)
    Other - Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $2,460,000 ($142.89)
    Sewerage: $2,226,000 ($129.30)
    Water Utilities: $1,371,000 ($79.64)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,106,000 ($64.24)
    Parks and Recreation: $107,000 ($6.22)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($2.73)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $32,000 ($1.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($1.80)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($0.64)
    Correctional Institutions: $6,000 ($0.35)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,483,000 ($667.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($2.38)

Centralia government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,542,000 ($496.17)
    Other: $1,139,000 ($66.16)
    Natural Resources - Other: $111,000 ($6.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $89,000 ($5.17)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($0.58)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $202,000 ($11.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $171,000 ($9.93)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $654,000 ($37.99)
    Rents: $572,000 ($33.22)
    Fines and Forfeits: $534,000 ($31.02)
    Donations From Private Sources: $326,000 ($18.94)
    Special Assessments: $232,000 ($13.48)
    Sale of Property: $106,000 ($6.16)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,547,000 ($1251.57)
    Water Utilities: $5,025,000 ($291.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,156,000 ($67.15)
    Highways: $352,000 ($20.45)
    General Local Government Support: $192,000 ($11.15)
    Health and Hospitals: $6,000 ($0.35)
  • Tax - Public Utilities Sales: $4,058,000 ($235.71)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,093,000 ($179.66)
    Property: $675,000 ($39.21)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $244,000 ($14.17)
    Other License: $232,000 ($13.48)
    Other Selective Sales: $228,000 ($13.24)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $76,000 ($4.41)
    Amusements Sales: $34,000 ($1.97)

Centralia government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,739,000 ($3353.80)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,984,000 ($3193.77)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,866,000 ($979.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,111,000 ($819.64)

7.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Thurston County, WA  1.75% ($41,901 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.65% ($48,747)
from King County, WA  0.53% ($63,745)


6.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Thurston County, WA  1.87% ($39,481 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.51% ($39,479)
to Cowlitz County, WA  0.34% ($43,745)
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

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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Centralia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 774ft / 236mTotal length
  • $122,518,000Total costs
  • 554,060Total average daily traffic
  • 76,852Total average daily truck traffic
  • 615,423Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Centralia, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 141940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 101970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 62010-2018
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: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Centralia, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (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: 182 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Centralia)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Centralia)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 149. The highest number of fires - 206 took place in 2012, and the least - 37 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Centralia, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.8%), and Outside Fires (29.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Centralia, WA
    • 1,36053.8%Structure Fires
    • 73329.0%Outside Fires
    • 30211.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1345.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Centralia, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Washington:

  • Motel 6 #394, 1310 Belmont, Centralia, Washington 98531 , Phone: (360) 330-2057, Fax: (360) 330-2066
  • Mcmenamins Olympic Club, 112 N Tower Ave, Centralia, Washington 98531 , Phone: (360) 736-5164, Fax: (360) 736-1508
  • Holiday Inn Express, 1233 Alder St, Centralia, Washington 98531 , Phone: (360) 9441
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1325 Lakeshore, Centralia, Washington 98531 , Phone: (360) 736-9344, Fax: (360) 330-1797
  • CTGW, LLC Dba Great Wolf Lodge, 20500 Old Hwy 99 SW, Centralia, Washington 98531 , Phone: (360) 273-7718, Fax: (360) 273-8406
  • Quality Inn, 1003 Eckerson Rd, Centralia, Washington 98531 , Phone: (360) 330-8000, Fax: (360) 669-0334
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Washington
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Centralia, WA
  • 63.5%Electricity
  • 26.8%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Centralia, WA
  • 82.7%Electricity
  • 13.9%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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