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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.


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Median household income
Local
$30,078
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Centralia demographic reports
Centralia is at the junction of the Chehalis and Skookumchuck rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Centerville
Founded by a former slave named George Washington. Once a stagecoach stop.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 70. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Merce Cunningham, dancer and choreographer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Northwest Dance Festival - March 31, 2007
Dates often change. Check Centralia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Municipal address:
118 W. Maple St.
PO Box 609
Centralia, WA 98531

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Centralia was $16,305, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Centralia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Fairs, festivals & other events
Centralia festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Centralia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $481.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $890.


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Libraries in Centralia include Centralia Timberland Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Centralia include Chronicle

TV stations in Centralia include KCKA.

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Politics

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

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Centralia include Econo Lodge Centralia, Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Motel 6.

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