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Centralia is a city in Lewis County.
So named because its location is between Portland and Seattle; name was suggested by a settler from Centralia, IL.
The latitude of Centralia is 46.716N. The longitude is -122.953W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 187 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,981.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Centralia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lewis County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98531 ZIP code.
18% of Centralia residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Centralia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Centralia was $16,305, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Centralia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Centralia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $481. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $890.
Libraries in Centralia include Centralia Timberland Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Centralia include Chronicle
TV stations in Centralia include KCKA.
Lewis County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Centralia political report.
The average commute time for Centralia workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Centralia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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