Centralia, Washington Population 2020

17,975
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Centralia is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 17,975, it is the 60th largest city in Washington and the 2010th largest city in the United States. Centralia is currently growing at a rate of 1.30% annually and its population has increased by 10.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,336 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Centralia has a population density of 2,373 people per square mile.

The average household income in Centralia is $53,927 with a poverty rate of 17.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $876 per month, and the median house value is $157,300. The median age in Centralia is 37.8 years, 35.9 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.5 males.

Centralia Demographics

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

  • White: 89.77%
  • Two or more races: 5.52%
  • Other race: 1.74%
  • Asian: 1.64%
  • Black or African American: 0.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
  • Native American: 0.22%
The current population of Centralia, Washington is 17,975, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,515.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,336.

Centralia, Washington Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202081,8451,1381.39%
201980,7071,1381.41%
201879,5691,2491.57%
201778,3201,6272.08%
201676,6931,2561.64%
201575,4375930.79%
201474,844-118-0.16%
201374,962-473-0.63%
201275,435-233-0.31%
201175,6681660.22%
201075,5020.00%

Centralia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,45489.77%
Two or More Races9515.52%
Some Other Race3001.74%
Asian2821.64%
Black or African American1000.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander910.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native380.22%
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Centralia Population by Race

Centralia Population Pyramid 2020

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Centralia Median Age

37.8


Total

35.9


Male

40.2


Female

Centralia Adults

There are 13,280 adults, (3,255 of whom are seniors) in Centralia.

Centralia Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Centralia Sex Ratio

Female

8,630

50.13%

Male

8,586

49.87%

Centralia Population by Age

Centralia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Centralia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.2%31.8%
All53%47%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Male42.5%57.5%
Female40.3%59.7%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Centralia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,2042.3453
Non Family3,3891.2646.4
Married2,5133.3168.2
Female9493.4640.3
Male3532.8642.5

3.16

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Centralia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4113.48%
9th to 12th Grade1,58913.45%
High School Graduate3,71431.43%
Some College2,98025.22%
Associates Degree1,33711.32%
Bachelors Degree1,1129.41%
Graduate Degree6735.70%
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Centralia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6728,5721,552
Hispanic1,36760628
Multiple Races46436058
Asian212186119
Other Race13262
Black858310
Islander846117
Native American33191

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.65%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.13%.

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,429$34,757$26,345
Less Than High School$25,000$26,774$19,286
High School Grad$24,620$27,907$17,891
Some College$33,470$40,984$29,558
Bachelors Degree$41,267$52,095$30,476
Graduate Degree$61,172$60,234$64,167

$30,429

Average Earnings

$34,757

Average Male

$26,345

Average Female

Centralia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Centralia Language by Age

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Centralia Language

85.34% of Centralia residents speak only English, while 14.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.76% of the population.

Centralia Language

Centralia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,8012,20817.25%
Hispanic2,88157720.03%
Other27620373.55%
Multiple94914615.38%
Black1003838.00%
Asian28220.71%

17.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.35%

Male Poverty Rate

16.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centralia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Other, with 73.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Asian, with 0.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.73%.

Centralia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.96%
High School20.99%
Some College11.26%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%

Centralia Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed61.11%
Female Unemployed27.70%
Female Employed10.24%
Male Employed7.30%

Centralia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centralia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,449$53,927
Families$53,588$64,200
Married Families$61,598-
Non Families$27,429$39,790
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Income by Household Type

Centralia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

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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1,187

Number of Veterans

1,111

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam499
First Gulf War185
Korea137
Second Gulf War87
World War II54

Centralia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+382
65 to 74329
35 to 54220
55 to 64206
18 to 3450

Centralia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1299.33%
Hispanic402.35%
2 or More183.14%
Hawaiian1718.68%
Asian136.13%
Black1011.76%

Centralia Veterans by Race

Centralia Veterans by Education

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13.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centralia Veterans by Education

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

50.7%

Employment Rate

8%

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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55.92%

Born in Washington

91.73%

Native Born

8.27%

Foreign Born

6.03%

Non Citizen

2.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.73% of Centralia residents were born in the United States, with 55.92% having been born in Washington. 6.03% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,9752301.30%
201917,7452301.31%
201817,5152351.36%
201717,2803762.22%
201616,9042321.39%
201516,672780.47%
201416,594-53-0.32%
201316,647-106-0.63%
201216,753-86-0.51%
201116,8391470.88%
201016,6921,9501.25%
200014,7422,6411.99%
199012,1015460.46%
198011,5551,5011.40%
197010,0541,4681.59%
19608,586-71-0.08%
19508,6571,2431.56%
19407,414-644-0.83%
19308,0585090.65%
19207,5492380.32%
19107,3110.00%

Centralia Population by Year