Centralia, Washington Population 2020

18,245

Centralia is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 18,245, it is the 60th largest city in Washington and the 1990th largest city in the United States. Centralia is currently growing at a rate of 2.10% annually and its population has increased by 11.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,336 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Centralia has a population density of 2,409 people per square mile.

The average household income in Centralia is $52,049 with a poverty rate of 21.43%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $855 per month, and the median house value is $145,800. The median age in Centralia is 37.5 years, 35.7 years for males, and 39.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.9 males.

Centralia Demographics

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

  • White: 90.17%
  • Two or more races: 5.72%
  • Other race: 1.61%
  • Asian: 1.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.43%
  • Black or African American: 0.27%
The current population of Centralia, Washington is 18,245, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,495.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,336.

Centralia, Washington Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202082,3521,3741.67%
201980,9781,3741.70%
201879,6041,3741.73%
201778,2301,6082.06%
201676,6221,2031.57%
201575,4195610.74%
201474,858-109-0.15%
201374,967-468-0.62%
201275,435-225-0.30%
201175,6601550.20%
201075,5050.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White15,26890.17%
Two or More Races9695.72%
Some Other Race2731.61%
Asian2101.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander940.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native730.43%
Black or African American450.27%

Centralia Population Pyramid 2020

Centralia Median Age

37.5


Total

35.7


Male

39.5


Female

Centralia Adults

There are 13,018 adults, (3,312 of whom are seniors) in Centralia.

Centralia Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Centralia Sex Ratio

Female

8,641

51.03%

Male

8,291

48.97%

Centralia Households and Families

Centralia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Centralia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.8%34.2%
All51%49%
Non Family44.7%55.3%
Male42.2%57.8%
Female37.7%62.3%

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,1992.3151
Non Family3,4271.2444.7
Married2,5363.2265.8
Female1,0063.637.7
Male2302.542.2

3.14

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

8.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Centralia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5074.37%
9th to 12th Grade1,34211.56%
High School Graduate3,50030.15%
Some College3,07326.48%
Associates Degree1,47612.72%
Bachelors Degree1,0298.87%
Graduate Degree6805.86%

Centralia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,6028,5521,453
Hispanic1,34366034
Multiple Races34928079
Asian184169116
Other Race12456
Islander836319
Native American70551
Black43427

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 97.67%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.04%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,015$31,895$24,610
Less Than High School$23,493$30,000$16,705
High School Grad$25,470$26,783$21,273
Some College$30,791$39,261$26,415
Bachelors Degree$35,000$$28,875
Graduate Degree$58,000$57,841$58,438

$28,015

Average Earnings

$31,895

Average Male

$24,610

Average Female

Centralia Language

Centralia Language by Age

Centralia Language

86.28% of Centralia residents speak only English, while 13.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.21% of the population.

Centralia Poverty

Centralia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,5072,33918.70%
Hispanic3,01187429.03%
Multiple96838539.77%
Other25218573.41%
Black453271.11%
Asian2072110.14%

21.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.86%

Male Poverty Rate

21.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Centralia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Other, with 73.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Centralia is Asian, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.79%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School30.66%
High School20.68%
Some College14.73%
Bachelors or Greater5.06%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed70.17%
Female Unemployed48.97%
Female Employed14.65%
Male Employed9.38%

Centralia Income

Centralia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,815$52,049
Families$50,027$62,580
Married Families$60,238-
Non Families$27,443$39,030

Centralia Marital Status

Centralia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Centralia Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Centralia Marital Status by Race

Centralia Veterans

1,400

Number of Veterans

1,297

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam465
First Gulf War235
Korea199
World War II135
Second Gulf War108
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,35211.29%
Hispanic643.80%
Hawaiian1920.21%
Asian168.70%
Black715.56%
2 or More61.20%

$Centralia Veterans by Education

9.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Centralia Employment Status

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Centralia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

57.19%

Born in Washington

91.97%

Native Born

8.03%

Foreign Born

5.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.97% of Centralia residents were born in the United States, with 57.19% having been born in Washington. 5.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202018,2453752.10%
201917,8703752.14%
201817,4952611.51%
201717,2343752.22%
201616,8592181.31%
201516,641720.43%
201416,569-52-0.31%
201316,621-106-0.63%
201216,727-81-0.48%
201116,8081440.86%
201016,6641,9221.23%
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%