Centralia, Illinois

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Population in 2022: 11,931 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.6%
 
Males: 5,850  (49.0%)
Females: 6,081  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Illinois median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 62801.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $45,446 (it was $31,905 in 2000)
Centralia:

$45,446
IL:

$76,708

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $27,763 (it was $17,174 in 2000)

Centralia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $89,128 (it was $48,300 in 2000)
Centralia:

$89,128
IL:

$251,600

Median gross rent in 2022: $712.

March 2022 cost of living index in Centralia: 74.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 23.4%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.0% for other race residents, 14.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Centralia, IL (2022)
    • 9,28777.9%White alone
    • 1,1779.9%Black alone
    • 5824.9%Two or more races
    • 5364.5%Hispanic
    • 2702.3%Asian alone
    • 160.1%Other race alone
    • 40.03%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 77 registered sex offenders living in Centralia, Illinois as of July 13, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Centralia is 164 to 1.


Crime rates in Centralia by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(23.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
13
(99.8)
15
(114.8)
8
(61.4)
9
(70.3)
14
(110.0)
16
(126.3)
20
(159.0)
24
(192.1)
28
(226.3)
34
(276.7)
23
(189.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(22.2)
13
(99.8)
22
(168.3)
11
(84.4)
7
(54.7)
11
(86.4)
8
(63.1)
13
(103.3)
36
(288.1)
19
(153.6)
22
(179.0)
23
(189.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(244.7)
75
(575.5)
96
(734.5)
55
(422.2)
51
(398.3)
74
(581.4)
71
(560.4)
83
(659.8)
122
(976.3)
109
(881.0)
123
(1,001)
113
(932.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
56
(415.3)
212
(1,627)
196
(1,500)
126
(967.2)
237
(1,851)
162
(1,273)
124
(978.8)
136
(1,081)
131
(1,048)
151
(1,220)
144
(1,172)
129
(1,064)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
224
(1,661)
569
(4,366)
631
(4,827)
425
(3,262)
564
(4,405)
436
(3,426)
441
(3,481)
453
(3,601)
326
(2,609)
296
(2,392)
388
(3,158)
340
(2,805)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(96.4)
24
(184.2)
32
(244.8)
18
(138.2)
18
(140.6)
19
(149.3)
22
(173.7)
27
(214.6)
34
(272.1)
52
(420.3)
38
(309.2)
99
(816.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.7)
4
(30.6)
2
(15.4)
1
(7.8)
1
(7.9)
1
(7.9)
5
(39.7)
7
(56.0)
5
(40.4)
8
(65.1)
6
(49.5)
City-Data.com crime index158.9528.1622.1368.2469.3468.3501.1527.0634.8634.3740.9647.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Centralia, IL

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 32 (24 officers - 23 male; 1 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Illinois average:

3.04
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Ancestries: German (19.7%), American (11.9%), Irish (10.0%), English (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 05/04/1893

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 7.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,590 people per square mile   (low).

Centralia, Illinois map

410 residents are foreign born (1.8% Asia, 1.4% Latin America).

This city:

3.4%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,072 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $1,286 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (60.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (241.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Central City, IL (1.3 miles ),
Wamac, IL (1.3 miles ),
Junction City, IL (1.9 miles ),
Walnut Hill, IL (2.4 miles),
Sandoval, IL (2.5 miles ),
Irvington, IL (2.5 miles ),
Hoffman, IL (2.7 miles ),
Odin, IL (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,266 (+19.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,909 (64.6%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Centralia, IL in 2022
Distribution of house value in Centralia, IL in 2022
Centralia satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2021: 5 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2020: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,300
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2018: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2017: 12 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $53,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,900
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $117,600
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $137,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Centralia, IL residents
Average permit cost in Centralia, IL
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

4.2%
Historical population in Centralia, IL
Historical housing units in Centralia, IL
Most common industries in Centralia, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.5%)
  • Social assistance (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (8.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.7%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.4%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Centralia, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Child care workers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.9%)

Average climate in Centralia, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Centralia-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 29.4 miles away from the Centralia city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Centralia-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 265% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Centralia center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from Centralia center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from Centralia center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marion County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Centralia topographic map

Hospitals in Centralia:

  • COLONIAL APARTMENTS (920 WEST FOURTH)
  • DIAMONDVIEW (338 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • PARK PLACE - CENTRALIA (332 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 400 NORTH PLEASANT AVENUE)
  • TIP HOSPICE (1809 W MCCORD ST)

Nursing Homes in Centralia:

  • BROOKSIDE MANOR (1740 WEST MCCORD)
  • CENTRALIA CARE CENTER (1411 EAST FRAZIER STREET)
  • CENTRALIA MANOR (1910 EAST MCCORD RTE 161 EAST)
  • FRAZIER MANOR (1411 EAST FRAZIER)
  • FRIENDSHIP HOUSE OF CENTRALIA (1000 MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE)
  • WARREN G MURRAY DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (1717 W BROADWAY)

Dialysis Facilities in Centralia:

  • DAVITA - CENTRALIA DIALYSIS (1231 STATE ROUTE 161 EAST)

Airports and heliports located in Centralia:

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Amtrak station:

CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

College/University in Centralia:

  • Kaskaskia College (Full-time enrollment: 3,867; Location: 27210 College Rd; Public; Website: www.kaskaskia.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Centralia:

  • Rend Lake College (about 30 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • McKendree University (about 38 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 43 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 51 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • John A Logan College (about 54 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 56 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Saint Louis Community College (about 58 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 18,019)

Public high schools in Centralia:

Private high school in Centralia:

  • CHRIST OUR ROCK LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 103, Location: 9545 SHATUC RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Centralia:

Private elementary/middle schools in Centralia:

  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 203 S PLEASANT AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • NEW HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 111, Location: 12 GREENVIEW CHURCH RD, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 102, Location: 424 E BROADWAY, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Centralia

Library in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA REGIONAL LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $627,485; Location: 515 EAST BROADWAY AVENUE; 97,839 books; 3,409 audio materials; 7,582 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 93 print serial subscriptions)

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Centralia: Centralia Industrial Park (A), Greenview Country Club (B), Murray State Childrens Center (C), Centralia City Hall (D), Centralia Public Library (E), LifeStar Ambulance Service (F), Murray Developmental Center (G), Centralia Fire Department West Station (H), Centralia Fire Protection District (I), Centralia Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Fairview Park Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Centralia include: Eternity Baptist Church (A), Demaree United Methodist Church (B), First Assembly of God Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Christian Church (E), First Church of Christ Scientist (F), First Church of God (G), First General Baptist Church (H), First United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs: Centralia Reservoir (A), Greenview Country Club Pond One (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Centralia include: Laura Leake Park (1), Lions Athletic Field (2), Centralia Foundation Park (3), Fairview Park (4), Finger Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Centralia Area Historical Society (Museums; 240 South Locust Street), The Great American Adventure Club (Recreational Trips & Guides; 1208 South Sycamore Street).

Hotels: D B G Enterprises Inc (140 South Locust Street), Centralia Motel (215 South Poplar Street), Bell Tower Inn (200 East Noleman Street).

Birthplace of: Roland Burris - Lawyer, James Brady, Brian Dinkelman - Baseball player, David Blackwell - Statistician, Dwight Eddleman - Basketball player, Gary Gaetti - Professional baseball player, Kirk Rueter - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Dec 1, 1970), Renee Schulte - Politician, Robert L. Wilson - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Smiley Quick - Professional golfer.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CARLYLE SOUTHWEST PWD (Population served: 1,467, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-13-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-13-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2013)

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

  • CENTRALIA (Population served: 14,274, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.3%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.3%


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

People in group quarters in Centralia in 2010:

  • 290 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 42 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in college/university student housing
  • 3 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Centralia in 2000:

  • 367 people in nursing homes
  • 329 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 93 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 22 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 21 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 16 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Centralia (2011 data):

  • Regions Bank: Centralia Broadway Rdt Branch at 1324 West Broadway, branch established on 2009/07/01; Centralia Branch at 140 South Locust Street, branch established on 1921/04/21. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Centralia Branch at 201 North Elm Street, branch established on 1865/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Farmers State Bank of Hoffman: Centralia Branch at 255 South Commercial Street, branch established on 1994/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.8 mil, Deposits: $114.3 mil, headquarters in Hoffman, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Bancorporation, Inc.
  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Centralia Branch at 400 East Broadway, branch established on 2001/04/07. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, headquarters in Mount Vernon, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
  • Community Trust Bank: Centralia Facility at 1427 East Second Street, branch established on 1982/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $90.9 mil, Deposits: $77.3 mil, headquarters in Irvington, IL, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Midland States Bank: Centralia Branch at 200 South Poplar Street, branch established on 1879/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Centralia Branch at 901 West Broadway, branch established on 1994/04/15. 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

For population 15 years and over in Centralia:

Marital status in Centralia, IL
  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Centralia:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Illinois average:

12.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Centralia
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Centralia, IL (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,91671
Other4,0258
Mainline Protestant3,79030
Catholic2,5435
Black Protestant1321
None15,031-
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: 5
Marion County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Marion County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Marion County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Centralia:

51.4%
Illinois:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.5%
State:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Centralia:

29.1
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Centralia:

20.4%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.1%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Centralia:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Centralia:

36.1%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Centralia:

57.0%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
State:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Centralia, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 25$148,700$71,3760$0
Firefighters 17$92,923$65,5934$3,485
Water Supply 13$68,847$63,5510$0
Police - Other 8$32,898$49,3470$0
Financial Administration 7$28,507$48,8692$1,913
Streets and Highways 5$26,467$63,5210$0
Sewerage 5$29,260$70,2240$0
Other Government Administration 4$27,842$83,5265$750
Other and Unallocable 3$16,501$66,0040$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$6,816$40,8960$0
Electric Power 2$11,652$69,9120$0
Fire - Other 1$7,754$93,0481$600
Totals for Government 92$498,166$64,97812$6,748

Centralia government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $289,000 ($24.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $33,000 ($2.77)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($1.51)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,247,000 ($272.15)
    Water Utilities: $3,109,000 ($260.58)
    Police Protection: $2,490,000 ($208.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,874,000 ($157.07)
    Sewerage: $1,682,000 ($140.98)
    Regular Highways: $1,348,000 ($112.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,159,000 ($97.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $961,000 ($80.55)
    Financial Administration: $952,000 ($79.79)
    Air Transportation: $86,000 ($7.21)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $152,000 ($12.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $686,000 ($57.50)
    Central Staff Services: $107,000 ($8.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($1.59)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($0.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,176,000 ($517.64)

Centralia government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,563,000 ($131.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $992,000 ($83.14)
    Other: $46,000 ($3.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($2.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $215,000 ($18.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,639,000 ($305.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $149,000 ($12.49)
    Interest Earnings: $46,000 ($3.86)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,391,000 ($368.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,684,000 ($392.59)
    Highways: $330,000 ($27.66)
    Public Welfare: $7,000 ($0.59)
  • Tax - Property: $2,138,000 ($179.20)
    Public Utilities Sales: $946,000 ($79.29)
    Other License: $136,000 ($11.40)

Centralia government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,495,000 ($376.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,915,000 ($328.14)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,525,000 ($127.82)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000 ($79.21)

Centralia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,981,000 ($752.74)
Businesses in Centralia, IL
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1MasterBrand Cabinets1
AT&T1Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike2
Burger King1Nissan1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Fashion Bug1Subway1
FedEx2T-Mobile1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS4
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Centralia:

  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WJBD (1350 AM; 0 kW; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centralia:

  • WJAF-LP (103.7 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: DAY STAR CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K201FL (88.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Centralia:

  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Centralia: Robert Lee Wilson.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Centralia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 554ft / 169mTotal length
  • $1,291,000Total costs
  • 102,400Total average daily traffic
  • 6,865Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Centralia, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 101990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Centralia, IL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Centralia)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 101 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Centralia, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 135 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Centralia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Centralia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 51 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 fire incidents per year is 116. The highest number of reported fires - 195 took place in 2002, and the least - 60 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Centralia, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.8%), and Structure Fires (40.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Centralia, IL
    • 90445.8%Outside Fires
    • 79440.2%Structure Fires
    • 25212.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 241.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Centralia, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Illinois:

  • Motel Centralia, 215 S Poplar St, Centralia, Illinois 62801 , Phone: (618) 532-7357, Fax: (618) 533-4304
  • Americas Best Value Bell Tower Inn, 200 E Noleman, Centralia, Illinois 62801 , Phone: (618) 533-1300, Fax: (618) 533-1461
  • Queen City Motel, 402 N Elm St, Centralia, Illinois 62801 , Phone: (618) 532-1881
  • Best Western Plus Centralia Hotel and Suites, 8145 Jolliff Bridge Rd, Centralia, Illinois 62801 , Phone: (618) 918-2559, Fax: (618) 918-2560
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Centralia, Illinois
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Centralia, IL
  • 81.5%Utility gas
  • 17.9%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Centralia, IL
  • 49.7%Electricity
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Centralia compared to Illinois state average:

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

Centralia on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of robberies per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded (population 1,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
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