Centralia, Washington Population 2022

18,553
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Centralia is a city located in Lewis County Washington. Centralia has a 2020 population of 18,553. 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 2010.

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 $916 per month, and the median house value is $162,800. 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.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201075,5020.00%
201175,6681660.22%
201275,435-233-0.31%
201374,962-473-0.63%
201474,844-118-0.16%
201575,4375930.79%
201676,6931,2561.64%
201778,3201,6272.08%
201879,5691,2491.57%
201980,7071,1381.41%
202081,8451,1381.39%
202182,9831,1381.37%

Centralia Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,46788.52%
Black or African American1160.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.11%
Asian1370.78%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander720.41%
Some Other Race5293.03%
Two or More Races1,1326.48%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
All52%48%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
Male44.5%55.5%
Female33.2%66.8%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Centralia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4962.2952
Married2,5423.0268.6
Male3733.1744.5
Female1,1073.5633.2
Non Family3,4741.2546.7

2.98

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Centralia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4403.63%
9th to 12th Grade1,1999.88%
High School Graduate3,93132.39%
Some College3,31527.32%
Associates Degree1,33110.97%
Bachelors Degree1,28510.59%
Graduate Degree6355.23%
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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
Asian1239879
White10,1229,2291,674
Black939115
2+ Races60451997
Islander675810
Native American1552
Hispanic1,391749110
Other Race24794

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,795$33,452$28,002
Less Than 9th Grade$25,184$27,467$17,770
High School Graduate$25,381$28,274$16,698
Some College$34,636$41,221$32,780
Bachelors Degree$45,114$58,214$41,544
Graduate Degree$64,476$64,567$64,000

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black1164236.21%
Hispanic2,80672525.84%
White13,3463,05822.91%
Multiple1,12917315.32%
Asian12975.43%
Other326NaN%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.87%
High School25.86%
Some College21.82%
Bachelors or Greater1.86%

Centralia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed15.67%
Male Unemployed41.35%
Female Employed8.99%
Female Unemployed30.65%

Centralia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Centralia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,625$52,300
Families$52,392$63,443
Married Families$64,082-
Non Families$25,227$36,160
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War111
First Gulf War164
Vietnam444
Korea154
World War II45

Centralia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3449
35 to 54214
55 to 64375
65 to 74272
75+456

Centralia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,29010.54%
Black87.62%
Asian2519.53%
Islander3751.39%
2+ Races60.87%
Hispanic442.73%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19107,3110.00%
19207,5492380.32%
19308,0585090.65%
19407,414-644-0.83%
19508,6571,2431.56%
19608,586-71-0.08%
197010,0541,4681.59%
198011,5551,5011.40%
199012,1015460.46%
200014,7422,6411.99%
201016,3361,5941.03%
201116,5211851.13%
201216,7061851.12%
201316,8911851.11%
201417,0761851.10%
201517,2611851.08%
201617,4461851.07%
201717,6311851.06%
201817,8161851.05%
201918,0011851.04%
202018,1831821.01%
202118,3681851.02%
202218,5531851.01%

Centralia Population by Year