Centralia, Missouri Population 2023

4,694

Centralia is a city located in Boone County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 4,694, it is the 154th largest city in Missouri and the 6899th largest city in the United States.Centralia is currently growing at a rate of 1.1% annually and its population has increased by 3.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,541 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Centralia has a population density of 1,640 people per square mile.

The average household income in Centralia is $57,337 with a poverty rate of 15.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Centralia is 36.1 years, 33.8 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Centralia Demographics

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

  • White: 96.08%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of Centralia, Missouri is 4,694 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,541.

Centralia, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Centralia Population by Race

Centralia Population Pyramid 2023

Centralia Median Age

36.1

Total

33.8

Male

41.5

Female

Centralia Adults

There are 3,263 adults, (905 of whom are seniors) in Centralia.

Centralia Age Dependency

80.7

Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Centralia Sex Ratio

Female2,27453.38%
Male1,98646.62%

Centralia Population by Age

Centralia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.87

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Centralia Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 91.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.22%.

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$39,518

Average Earnings

$42,008

Average Male

$37,406

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

98.86% of Centralia residents speak only English, while 1.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.14% of the population.

Centralia Language

Centralia Poverty by Race

rate

15.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.62%

Male Poverty Rate

14.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centralia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centralia is White, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centralia is White, with 16.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.08%.

Centralia Poverty

Centralia Poverty Rate by Education

Centralia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centralia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Centralia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

60.5%

Male Marriage Rate

55.2%

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 55-64.

Centralia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Centralia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

417

Number of Veterans

387

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

Centralia Veterans by War

Centralia Veterans by Age

count

Centralia Veterans by Race

Centralia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

59.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centralia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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

74.59%

Born in Centralia

93.09%

Native Born

0.73%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.09% of Centralia residents were born in the United States, with 74.59% having been born in Missouri. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Centralia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Centralia Population by Year