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Centralia is a city in Marion County. (The community straddles Marion, Clinton and Jefferson counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
So named because of its being on the Illinois Central Railroad
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Centralia. For links to other places called Centralia, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Centralia is 38.525N. The longitude is -89.133W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 492 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,739.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Centralia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion 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 62801 ZIP code.
28% of Centralia residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $17,174, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Centralia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Centralia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $277. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $660.
Libraries in Centralia include Allen McCarthy Branch Library, Central City Branch Library, Centralia Regional L.D. ... View libraries
Newspapers in Centralia include Morning Sentinel
Marion 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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 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 .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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