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Centralia is a borough in Columbia County, in the Bloomsburg-Berwick metro area.

The latitude of Centralia is 40.804N. The longitude is -76.34W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,460 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 20.


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Median household income
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$23,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
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Site of fire in the underground coal seams that began in 1962 and burned for decades
Setting for 1980 Superman comic, in which the superhero blew out the coal fire with his super breath
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All roads leading into Centralia are officially closed, except to local traffic.
-- Country Towns of Pennsylvania
Marcus Schneck

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Centralia was $16,083, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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33% of Centralia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Centralia political report.

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The average commute time for Centralia workers is 60 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ All roads leading into Centralia are officially closed, except to local traffic. ”
~ Country Towns of Pennsylvania
Marcus Schneck

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