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Population (year 2000): 14,136. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,600 (-3.8% change)
Males: 6,520 (46.1%), Females: 7,616 (53.9%)

Marion County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 39.6 years
Median household income: $31,905 (year 2000)
Median house value: $50,000 (year 2000)

Centralia, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Centralia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.8%)
  • Black (10.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (23.4%), United States (11.1%), Irish (10.0%), English (9.9%), Dutch (3.0%), French (2.5%).Illinois

Elevation: 500 feet

Land area: 7.5 square miles

Centralia,

For population 25 years and over in Centralia

  • High school or higher: 74.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

1.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -551 (-3.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (250.1 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: City, IL (1.6 miles Central IL Wamac, (1.9 miles City, IL (3.8 miles Junction IL Sandoval, (6.1 miles IL Irvington, (6.3 miles Walnut Hill, IL (6.8 miles) , IL Odin, (8.3 miles IL Hoffman, (9.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $75,400
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2005: 39 buildings, average cost: $128,600

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 89.13 W

Area code: 618

Centralia, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (29.0%), Manufacturing (23.2%), Retail trade (10.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,138 (+22.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,423 (60.0%)

Crime in Centralia by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 1 1 0
    per 100,000 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 7.1 0.0
Rapes 3 8 10 11 10 8
    per 100,000 21.2 56.6 70.7 77.8 70.7 56.6
Robberies 9 10 12 12 12 13
    per 100,000 63.7 70.7 84.9 84.9 84.9 92.0
Assaults 54 44 57 72 57 72
    per 100,000 382.0 311.3 403.2 509.3 403.2 509.3
Burglaries 92 166 149 163 149 171
    per 100,000 650.8 1174.3 1054.0 1153.1 1054.0 1209.7
Thefts 594 629 686 627 686 586
    per 100,000 4202.0 4449.6 4852.9 4435.5 4852.9 4145.4
Auto thefts 19 39 23 26 23 30
    per 100,000 134.4 275.9 162.7 183.9 162.7 212.2
335.5 395.4 422.4 438.4 422.4 419.6

Average climate in Centralia, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Centralia,

Centralia-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 96% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category 5 (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 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: James Brady, Kirk Rueter - 2005 Major League Baseball player (San Francisco Giants, born: Dec 1, 1970), Chris Carter - College basketball player (Tenn. Martin Skyhawks), Matt Shaw - College basketball player (Southern Illinois Salukis).


Hospital/medical center in Centralia:
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (400 NORTH PLEASANT)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Centralia:
  • SALEM TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; SALEM, IL)
  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HLTH CENTER (about 21 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Centralia:
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 25 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; ID: MVN)
  • SCOTT AFB/MIDAMERICA (about 49 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; ID: BLV)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 53 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; ID: MDH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA MUNI (about 4 miles; CENTRALIA, IL; ID: ENL)
  • SALEM-LECKRONE (about 15 miles; SALEM, IL; ID: SLO)
  • GREENVILLE (about 27 miles; GREENVILLE, IL; ID: GRE)

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

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 5 $16,621 $39,890 0 $0
Firefighters 21 $96,820 $55,325 0 $0
Health 0 $0   1 $903
Streets and Highways 12 $38,519 $38,519 2 $3,046
Fire - Other 3 $11,874 $47,496 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $8,021 $32,084 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $4,477 $26,862 2 $607
Police Protection - Officers 27 $100,042 $44,463 0 $0
Other Government Administration 4 $13,293 $39,879 0 $0
Financial Administration 2 $5,971 $35,826 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $22,317 $38,257 0 $0
Police - Other 12 $29,293 $29,293 1 $248
Water Supply 23 $77,282 $40,321 0 $0
Sewerage 9 $29,411 $39,214 0 $0
Totals for Government 130 $453,941 $41,902 6 $4,804
Colleges/Universities in Centralia:
  • KASKASKIA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,816; Location: 27210 COLLEGE RD; Public; Website: www.kc.cc.il.us)
  • CENTRALIA SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Location: 105 E BROADWAY ST; Private, for-profit)
  • AIRGO INC (Location: 2331 E CALUMET ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centralia:
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 53 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 56 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 57 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; FT enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 58 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 76 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 10,286)
  • SAINT LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-FOREST PARK (about 79 miles; ST LOUIS, MO; FT enrollment: 3,441)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 81 miles; GODFREY, IL; FT enrollment: 3,451)
Public high schools in Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,076; Location: 1000 E 3RD ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CENTRALIA CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Students: 368; Location: BOX 1266 SHATTUC RD; Grades: 12 - 12)
  • CENTRALIA ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 14; Location: 223 N BROADWAY; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • SAFE SCHOOL PROGRAM CENTRALIA (Students: 10; Location: 226 CHICAGO AVE; Grades: 08 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 474; Location: 900 S PINE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTRAL CITY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 276; Location: 129 DOUGLAS ST; Grades: PK - 08)
  • RACCOON CONS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 3601 STATE ROUTE 161; Grades: KG - 08)
  • JORDAN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 311 AIRPORT ROAD; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • WILLOW GROVE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 223; Location: 815 W 7TH ST; Grades: PK - 08)
  • SCHILLER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 197; Location: 800 W 4TH ST; Grades: 01 - 03)
  • IRVING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 180; Location: 200 S PINE ST; Grades: 04 - 04)
  • FIELD KINDERGARTEN CENTER (Students: 172; Location: 1101 S LOCUST ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LINCOLN ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 501 N ELM ST; Grades: 05 - 05)
  • NORTH WAMAC GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 1500 CASE ST; Grades: KG - 08)
Private primary/middle schools in Centralia:
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN SCH (Students: 180; Location: 203 S PLEASANT STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 153; Location: 120 N MAPLE ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEW HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 12 GREENVIEW CHURCH RD; Grades: KG - 7)
Library in Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA REGIONAL L.D. (Operating income: $537,709; Location: 515 E BROADWAY; 96,244 books; 1,220 audio materials; 4,262 video materials; 211 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Centralia: Greenview Country Club (A), Centralia Industrial Park (B), Centralia City Hall (C), Centralia Public Library (D), Murray State Childrens Center (E).

Shopping Center: Fairview Park Plaza Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Centralia include: Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Saint Peters United Church of Christ (B), Saint Marys Catholic Church (C), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), First Church of God (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), First General Baptist Church (H).

Cemetery: Elmwood Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs: Centralia Reservoir (A), Raccoon Lake (B), Greenview Country Club Pond One (C).

Parks in Centralia include: Finger Park (1), Fairview Park (2), Lions Athletic Field (3), Centralia Foundation Park (4), Laura Leake Park (5).

Post office: (A).  


Centralia compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
Strongest FM radio stations in Centralia:
  • WJAF-LP (103.7 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: DAY STAR CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
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)

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