Centralia, Illinois Population 2024

11,651

Centralia is a city located in Clinton County, Jefferson County, Marion County, and Washington County Illinois. Centralia has a 2024 population of 11,651. Centralia is currently declining at a rate of -1.19% annually and its population has decreased by -4.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,151 in 2020.

The average household income in Centralia is $64,206 with a poverty rate of 23.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Centralia is 40.7 years, 39 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Centralia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Centralia was:

  • White: 81.75%
  • Black or African American: 10.23%
  • Two or more races: 4.79%
  • Asian: 2.19%
  • Other race: 1.01%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
8.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,422.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.11% (-500)
The current population of Centralia, Illinois is 11,651 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,151.

Centralia, Illinois Population 2024

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Centralia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,88881.75%
Black or African American1,23710.23%
Two or more races5804.79%
Asian2652.19%
Other race1221.01%
Native American40.03%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Centralia Population by Race

Centralia Population Pyramid 2024

Centralia Median Age

40.7

Total

39

Male

43.1

Female

Centralia Adults

There are 9,226 adults, (2,669 of whom are seniors) in Centralia.

Centralia Age Dependency

84.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Centralia Sex Ratio

Female6,16750.98%
Male5,92949.02%

Centralia Population by Age

Centralia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1272.2865.134.9
Non Family2,5231.2153.446.6
Married1,9113.0288.211.8
Female5574.134.865.2
Male1364.181.618.4
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3.06

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Centralia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Centralia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.29%.

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,161

Average Earnings

$44,107

Average Male

$30,946

Average Female

Centralia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Centralia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Centralia Language

95.4% of Centralia residents speak only English, while 4.6% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.26% of the population.

Centralia Language

Centralia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White9,0892,03922.43%
Black1,20240833.94%
Hispanic52813725.95%
Multiple5487714.05%
Asian2493212.85%
Other122119.02%
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23.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.25%

Male Poverty Rate

27.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centralia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Black, with 33.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Other, with 9.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.26%.

Centralia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.52%
High School28.33%
Some College12.51%
Bachelors or Greater6.09%
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Centralia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.65%
Male Unemployed52.03%
Female Employed16.97%
Male Employed5.1%
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Centralia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centralia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Centralia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Centralia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Centralia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Centralia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Centralia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

811

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Centralia Veterans by War

count

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Centralia Veterans by Age

count

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Centralia Veterans by Race

Centralia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centralia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

12.4%

Unemployment Rate

Centralia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Centralia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Centralia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.32%

Born in Centralia

96.62%

Native Born

3.38%

Foreign Born

1.43%

Non Citizen

1.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.62% of Centralia residents were born in the United States, with 77.32% having been born in Illinois. 1.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Centralia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,951-140-1.26%
202811,091-140-1.25%
202711,231-140-1.23%
202611,371-140-1.22%
202511,511-140-1.2%
202411,651-140-1.19%
202311,791-140-1.17%
202211,931-140-1.16%
202112,071-80-0.66%
202012,151-80-0.65%
201912,231-62-0.5%
201812,293-89-0.72%
201712,382-101-0.81%
201612,483-116-0.92%
201512,599-90-0.71%
201412,689-73-0.57%
201312,762-100-0.78%
201212,862-90-0.69%
201112,952-76-0.58%
201013,028-1,108-7.84%
200014,136-138-0.97%
199014,274-852-5.63%
198015,126-840-5.26%
197015,9662,06214.83%
196013,904410.3%
195013,863-2,480-15.17%
194016,3433,76029.88%
193012,583920.74%
192012,4912,81129.04%
19109,6802,95944.03%
19006,7211,95841.11%
18904,7631,14231.54%
18803,62143113.51%
18703,190
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Centralia Population by Year