Centralia, Illinois Population 2021

13,983
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Centralia is a city located in Marion County Illinois. Centralia has a 2020 population of 13,983. Centralia is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -6.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,033 in 2010. Centralia reached it's highest population of 15,033 in 2010.

The average household income in Centralia is $56,733 with a poverty rate of 20.68%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $654 per month, and the median house value is $71,000. The median age in Centralia is 42 years, 40.9 years for males, and 43.2 years for females.

Centralia Demographics

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

  • White: 86.13%
  • Black or African American: 8.35%
  • Two or more races: 4.05%
  • Asian: 0.92%
  • Other race: 0.39%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Centralia, Illinois is 13,983 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,181.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,033.

Centralia, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,34086.13%
Black or African American1,1968.35%
Two or More Races5804.05%
Asian1320.92%
Some Other Race560.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native230.16%
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Centralia Population by Race

Centralia Population Pyramid $2021

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Centralia Median Age

42


Total

40.9


Male

43.2


Female

Centralia Adults

There are 10,998 adults, (2,902 of whom are seniors) in Centralia.

Centralia Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Centralia Sex Ratio

Female

7,473

52.16%

Male

6,854

47.84%

Centralia Population by Age

Centralia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Centralia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All67.9%32.1%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
Male56.9%43.1%
Female38.5%61.5%

67.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Centralia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,1932.2567.9
Non Family2,6821.2358.9
Married2,3612.9290
Female8443.2738.5
Male3063.2356.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Centralia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4194.24%
9th to 12th Grade7857.94%
High School Graduate3,18832.26%
Some College2,76728.00%
Associates Degree1,18912.03%
Bachelors Degree1,02110.33%
Graduate Degree5125.18%
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Centralia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,6497,5951,339
Black75260741
Hispanic21921619
2+ Races16916724
Asian12312396
Other Race5656
Native American181814

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 asian people with a rate of 78.05%.

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,948$35,752$25,307
Less Than 9th Grade$25,432$26,691$16,063
High School Graduate$27,984$38,090$23,580
Some College$30,417$35,819$25,000
Bachelors Degree$36,932$34,948$37,824
Graduate Degree$49,625$56,181$46,250

$30,948

Average Earnings

$35,752

Average Male

$25,307

Average Female

Centralia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Centralia Language by Age

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Centralia Language

98.19% of Centralia residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Centralia Language

Centralia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,5832,12918.38%
Black1,17734929.65%
Multiple53517632.90%
Hispanic33512838.21%
Asian1244536.29%
Other562748.21%

20.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.69%

Male Poverty Rate

22.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centralia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Other, with 48.21% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centralia is White, with 18.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.63%.

Centralia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.79%
High School15.97%
Some College14.10%
Bachelors or Greater7.76%

Centralia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed59.02%
Male Unemployed49.39%
Female Employed12.92%
Male Employed7.46%

Centralia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centralia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,136$56,733
Families$54,593$69,319
Married Families$71,273-
Non Families$28,102$37,621
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Income by Household Type

Centralia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

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 35-44, 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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1,101

Number of Veterans

997

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam505
First Gulf War132
Second Gulf War116
Korea75
World War II73

Centralia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74383
75+363
35 to 54145
55 to 64141
18 to 3469

Centralia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,01010.45%
Black728.14%
Hispanic186.16%
Native American1356.52%
2+ Races62.43%

Centralia Veterans by Race

Centralia Veterans by Education

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11.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centralia Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

9.9%

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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83.03%

Born in Centralia

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

0.61%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.66% of Centralia residents were born in the United States, with 83.03% having been born in Illinois. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Centralia Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,983-66-0.47%
202014,049-66-0.47%
201914,115-66-0.47%
201814,181-132-0.92%
201714,313-133-0.92%
201614,446-127-0.87%
201514,573-92-0.63%
201414,665-53-0.36%
201314,718-136-0.92%
201214,854-63-0.42%
201114,917-116-0.77%
201015,0330.00%

Centralia Population by Year