Centralia, Illinois Population 2022

12,012
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Centralia is a city located in Marion County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 12,012, it is the 198th largest city in Illinois and the 3556th largest city in the United States. Centralia is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -2.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,354 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Centralia has a population density of 1,467 people per square mile.

The average household income in Centralia is $52,488 with a poverty rate of 23.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $597 per month, and the median house value is $75,600. The median age in Centralia is 41.2 years, 38.3 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Centralia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Centraliawas:

  • White: 83.37%
  • Black or African American: 8.45%
  • Two or more races: 5.84%
  • Asian: 1.42%
  • Other race: 0.85%
  • Native American: 0.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Centralia, Illinois is 12,012 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,354.

Centralia, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Centralia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Centralia Population by Race

Centralia Population Pyramid 2022

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Centralia Median Age

40.8


Total

39.3


Male

43.1


Female

Centralia Adults

There are 9,374 adults, (2,705 of whom are seniors) in Centralia.

Centralia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Centralia Sex Ratio

Female

6,422

51.98%

Male

5,932

48.02%

Centralia Population by Age

Centralia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Centralia Household Types

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Centralia Households and Families

2.92

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Centralia Households by Type

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Centralia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

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$32,465

Average Earnings

$36,684

Average Male

$26,884

Average Female

Centralia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Centralia Language by Age

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Centralia Language

97.56% of Centralia residents speak only English, while 2.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.88% of the population.

Centralia Language

Centralia Poverty by Race

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23.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.04%

Male Poverty Rate

24.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centralia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Hispanic, with 50.93% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Multiple, with 19.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.33%.

Centralia Poverty

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Centralia Poverty Rate by Education

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Centralia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centralia Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Centralia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Centralia Married by Age and Sex

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Centralia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Centralia Marital Status by Race

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Centralia Marital Status

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925

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Centralia Veterans by War

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Centralia Veterans by Age

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Centralia Veterans by Race

Centralia Veterans by Education

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18.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centralia Veterans by Education

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55.4%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Centralia Employment by Age

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Centralia Employment by Race

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Centralia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.31%

Born in Centralia

98.19%

Native Born

1.81%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

1.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.19% of Centralia residents were born in the United States, with 81.31% having been born in Illinois. 0.58% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Centralia Population by Year