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Centralia township, MO map Land area: 30.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 4,674 (79% urban, 21% rural)
Males: 2,178  (46.6%)
Females: 2,496  (53.4%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 4,590 (3,559 owner occupied, 1,031 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%


Races in Centralia township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.7%
  • Black: 1.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.0%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 37.0
Median age of females: 38.9

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Average household size: 2.49

Centralia township:

2.5 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.95

Estimated median household income in 2009: $47,348 ($37,860 in 1999)
This township:

$47,348
Missouri:

$45,229

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $439 (lower quartile is $321, upper quartile is $501)
Here:

$439
State:

$520

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $105,534 (it was $67,800 in 2000)
Centralia township:

$105,534
Missouri:

$139,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,497 - $146,245

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $103,492
Here:

$103,492
State:

$180,542

Townhouses or other attached units: $36,343
Here:

$36,343
State:

$174,118

Mobile homes: $61,251
Here:

$61,251
State:

$37,932
Population density: 153 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

4.8%
Whole state:

11.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.1%

Cities in this township include: Centralia.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Boone County Fire Protection District Station 10 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Centralia township: Good Shepherd Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Union Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Wabash Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 41 (17% naturalized citizens)

Centralia township:  0.9%
State:  2.7%

57% of Centralia township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Missouri.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 3515
  • Northeast: 43
  • Midwest: 616
  • South: 286
  • West: 144

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $61,000

Centralia township, Missouri satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

81 people in nursing homes
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,569
  • One, attached: 18
  • Two: 47
  • 3 or 4: 180
  • 5 to 9: 17
  • Mobile homes: 164

Median worth of mobile homes: $22,800


Housing units in Centralia township with a mortgage: 693 (104 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 407

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 16
  • 1995 to 1998: 168
  • 1990 to 1994: 146
  • 1980 to 1989: 198
  • 1970 to 1979: 289
  • 1960 to 1969: 369
  • 1950 to 1959: 276
  • 1940 to 1949: 174
  • 1939 or earlier: 359

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Centralia township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 23
  • 4 rooms: 137
  • 5 rooms: 414
  • 6 rooms: 335
  • 7 rooms: 246
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9 or more rooms: 114

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Centralia township, Missouri:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 99
  • 4 rooms: 131
  • 5 rooms: 127
  • 6 rooms: 40
  • 7 rooms: 36
  • 8 rooms: 9
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Centralia township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 17
  • 2 bedrooms: 314
  • 3 bedrooms: 876
  • 4 bedrooms: 145
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 18

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Centralia township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 134
  • 2 bedrooms: 207
  • 3 bedrooms: 107
  • 4 bedrooms: 18
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Centralia township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 57
  • 1 vehicle: 381
  • 2 vehicles: 649
  • 3 vehicles: 205
  • 4 vehicles: 43
  • 5 or more vehicles: 35

Cars and other vehicles available in Centralia township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 60
  • 1 vehicle: 236
  • 2 vehicles: 154
  • 3 vehicles: 20
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Social assistance (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Child care workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Centralia township:

  • United States or American (35.0%)
  • German (21.8%)
  • English (10.1%)
  • Irish (7.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.3%)
  • European (3.1%)
  • Norwegian (1.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Cambodia (39%)
  • Canada (37%)
  • Thailand (24%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,764 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 253 (12%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 34 (2%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 94 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Wood (3%)

81 people in nursing homes
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

97.4% of residents of Centralia township speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,590
  • In family households: 4,029 (1,061 male householders, 268 female householders)
    1,111 spouses, 1,474 children (1,320 natural, 35 adopted, 119 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 6 brothers or sisters, 5 parents, 4 other relatives, 82 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 561 (186 male householders (180 living alone)), 318 female householders (276 living alone)), 57 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 84 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 598 2-persons, 302 3-persons, 291 4-persons, 102 5-persons, 26 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 456 1-person, 42 2-persons, 6 3-persons,

937 married couples with children.
289 single-parent households (54 men, 235 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 35
Here:

6.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 22
Here:

8.1%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 34
Here:

30.6%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Centralia township:

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