Centralia, WA Population

Population: 14,742. Estimated population in July 2020: 15,404 (+4.5% change)
Males: 6,975 (47.3%), Females: 7,767 (52.7%)

Lewis County

Zip code: 98531

Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $30,078
Median house value: $99,800

Races in Centralia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.3%)
  • Hispanic (10.2%)
  • Other race (4.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • American Indian (2.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.4%), English (11.4%), Irish (11.3%), United States (5.2%), Swedish (4.2%), Norwegian (4.1%).

Elevation: 189 feet

Land area: 7.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Centralia

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Centralia city

  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

7.7% Foreign born (6.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,688 (+12.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Centralia:

  • PROVIDENCE CENTRALIA HOSPITAL (914 S SCHEUBER ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Centralia:

  • ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 24 miles; LACEY, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • COLUMBIA CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 26 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Centralia:

  • OLYMPIA (about 18 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 37 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 45 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Centralia:

  • CHEHALIS-CENTRALIA (about 4 miles; CHEHALIS, WA; Abbreviation: CLS)
  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 11 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; Abbreviation: 8W9)
  • HOSKINS FIELD (about 21 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: 44T)
Amtrak station:
CENTRALIA (210 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,972; Location: 600 W LOCUST ST; Public; Website: www.centralia.ctc.edu)
  • CENTRALIA BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 217 S TOWER ST; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Centralia:

  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 39 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 42 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 44 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 50 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)

Schools

Public high schools in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,062; Location: 813 ESHOM ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MAPLE LANE SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: 20311 OLD HWY 9 SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 532; Location: 901 JOHNSON ROAD; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • OAKVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 201 OAKVIEW AVENUE; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • FORDS PRAIRIE ELEMENTARY (Students: 402; Location: 1620 HARRISON AVENUE; Grades: KG – 03)
  • JEFFERSON LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Students: 372; Location: 400 WEST SUMMA; Grades: KG – 03)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 323; Location: 800 FIELD STREET; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • EDISON ELEMENTARY (Students: 257; Location: 607 H STREET; Grades: KG – 03)
Private primary/middle school in Centralia:

  • CENTRALIA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 177; Location: 1215 WEST MAIN STREET; Grades: PK – 8)