Centralia, Washington Population 2022

18,553
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Centralia is a city located in Lewis County Washington. With a 2020 population of 18,553, it is the 79th largest city in Washington and the 2464th largest city in the United States. Centralia is currently growing at a rate of 1.01% annually and its population has increased by 2.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,183 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Centralia has a population density of 2,449 people per square mile.

The average household income in Centralia is $53,927 with a poverty rate of 23.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Centralia is 37.8 years, 35.9 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.

Centralia Demographics

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

  • White: 88.52%
  • Two or more races: 6.48%
  • Other race: 3.03%
  • Asian: 0.78%
  • Black or African American: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.41%
  • Native American: 0.11%
The current population of Centralia, Washington is 18,553 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,183.

Centralia, Washington 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

38.2


Total

35.7


Male

41.4


Female

Centralia Adults

There are 13,547 adults, (3,460 of whom are seniors) in Centralia.

Centralia Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Centralia Sex Ratio

Female

8,814

50.44%

Male

8,659

49.56%

Centralia Population by Age

Centralia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Centralia Household Types

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Centralia Households and Families

2.98

Average Family Size

2.29

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 black people with a rate of 97.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 64.23%.

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,795

Average Earnings

$33,452

Average Male

$28,002

Average Female

Centralia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Centralia Language by Age

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Centralia Language

87.75% of Centralia residents speak only English, while 12.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.21% of the population.

Centralia Language

Centralia Poverty by Race

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23.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.53%

Male Poverty Rate

22.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centralia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Black, with 36.21% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.32%.

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

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.4%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Centralia Marital Status by Race

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Centralia Marital Status

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1,366

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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25.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centralia Veterans by Education

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53.2%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

7.7%

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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53.57%

Born in Centralia

92.90%

Native Born

7.10%

Foreign Born

5.62%

Non Citizen

1.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.90% of Centralia residents were born in the United States, with 53.57% having been born in Washington. 5.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Centralia Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Centralia Population by Year