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Population (year 2000): 14,742. Estimated population in July 2005: 15,404 (+4.5% change)
Males: 6,975 (47.3%), Females: 7,767 (52.7%)

Lewis County

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Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $30,078 (year 2000)
Median house value: $99,800 (year 2000)

Centralia, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Centralia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.3%)
  • Hispanic (10.2%)
  • Other race (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (2.2%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.4%), English (11.4%), Irish (11.3%), United States (5.2%), Swedish (4.2%), Norwegian (4.1%).

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Elevation: 189 feet

Land area: 7.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Centralia

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

7.7% Foreign born (6.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,688 (+12.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WA Lakewood, (42.8 miles pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (76.1 miles pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (928.9 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Prairie, WA (2.8 miles Fords WA Chehalis, (4.2 miles Mound, WA (6.7 miles Grand WA Bucoda, (8.3 miles WA (10.4 miles Napavine, WA (11.0 miles Rochester, WA Tenino, (12.1 miles Village, WA (15.4 miles Chehalis


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 27 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 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

Latitude: 46.72 N, Longitude: 122.96 W

Area code: 360


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

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (14.4%), Manufacturing (11.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,158 (+14.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,527 (45.4%)


 

Crime in Centralia by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 13.6 0.0 0.0
Rapes 19 19 12 9 12 21
    per 100,000 128.9 128.9 81.4 61.1 81.4 142.5
Robberies 18 19 13 24 17 17
    per 100,000 122.1 128.9 88.2 162.8 115.3 115.3
Assaults 50 55 60 55 41 57
    per 100,000 339.2 373.1 407.0 373.1 278.1 386.7
Burglaries 209 193 181 195 184 220
    per 100,000 1417.7 1309.2 1227.8 1322.8 1248.1 1492.3
Thefts 953 1,003 865 855 858 1,155
    per 100,000 6464.5 6803.7 5867.6 5799.8 5820.1 7834.8
Auto thefts 72 77 65 84 124 109
    per 100,000 488.4 522.3 440.9 569.8 841.1 739.4
552.9 570.4 496.3 531.6 510.2 645.9


Average climate in Centralia, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Birthplace of: Calvin Armstrong - 2005 NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, born: Mar 31, 1982), Lyle Overbay - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Jan 28, 1977).


Hospital/medical center in Centralia:
  • PROVIDENCE CENTRALIA HOSPITAL (914 S SCHEUBER ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Centralia:
  • ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 24 miles; LACEY, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • COLUMBIA CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Centralia:
  • OLYMPIA (about 18 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; ID: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 37 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; ID: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 45 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Centralia:
  • CHEHALIS-CENTRALIA (about 4 miles; CHEHALIS, WA; ID: CLS)
  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 11 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; ID: 8W9)
  • HOSKINS FIELD (about 21 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; ID: 44T)

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.

Local government website:

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
Electric Power 22 $117,215 $63,935 0 $0
Water Supply 14 $54,575 $46,778 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 8 $28,306 $42,459 57 $22,292
Sewerage 11 $42,246 $46,086 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $35,273 $47,030 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $2,674 $32,088 0 $0
Firefighters 15 $93,608 $74,886 0 $0
Police - Other 7 $20,981 $35,967 4 $2,862
Police Protection - Officers 28 $141,287 $60,551 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 4 $11,831 $35,493 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $27,783 $55,566 7 $1,600
Financial Administration 7 $23,170 $39,720 1 $921
Housing and Community Development(Local) 7 $26,143 $44,816 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 12 $45,808 $45,808 0 $0
Totals for Government 151 $670,900 $53,316 69 $27,675


Colleges/Universities in Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,972; Location: 600 W LOCUST ST; Public; Website: www.centralia.ctc.edu)
  • CENTRALIA BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 217 S TOWER ST; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centralia:
  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,749)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 39 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 42 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 3,819)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 50 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
Public high schools in Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,062; Location: 813 ESHOM ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MAPLE LANE SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 20311 OLD HWY 9 SW; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 532; Location: 901 JOHNSON ROAD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • OAKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 201 OAKVIEW AVENUE; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • FORDS PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY (Students: 402; Location: 1620 HARRISON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 03)
  • JEFFERSON LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Students: 372; Location: 400 WEST SUMMA; Grades: KG - 03)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 800 FIELD STREET; Grades: 03 - 06)
  • EDISON ELEMENTARY (Students: 257; Location: 607 H STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
Private primary/middle school in Centralia:
  • CENTRALIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 1215 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Centralia: Centralia Elks Golf Course (A), Olympic Club (B), Centralia Rifle Club (C). their locations on the map

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

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

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

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

Parks in Centralia include: Riverside Park (1), Fort Borst Park (2), Noble Field (3), Brick Wagner Park (4), Seminary Hill Natural Area (5). their locations on the map


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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Centralia:
  • KCED (91.3 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: STATE OF WASH. CENTRALIA COLLEGE)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACS (90.5 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CHEHALIS VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • K201GB (88.1 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KAYO-FM1 (99.3 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: BLACK HILLS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • K282AB (104.3 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: TWIN CITY GOSPEL ECHO)

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.)

 

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