Living in Centralia, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Centralia SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
5
Commute
8

Centralia, WA Crime Report

882
Total Crimes
5,098.6
Total Crimes / 100k People
98.51%
Above National Average

Centralia, WA Cost Of Living

101
Centralia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Centralia, Washington Info Snack

Centralia /sntreli/ is a city in Lewis County, Washington, United States. The population was 16,336 at the 2010 census.
Population
16,932
Unemployment
9.7%
Poverty
21.4%
Median Home
$145,800
Median Income
$40,815
Median Rent
$855

Centralia, WA Photos

Rankings for Centralia in Washington

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Map Of Centralia, WA

Population over time in Centralia

Year Population % Change
2017 16,932 1.0%
2016 16,771 0.3%
2015 16,729 0.3%
2014 16,683 0.1%
2013 16,664 0.3%
2012 16,611 1.4%
2011 16,381 0.7%
2010 16,272 0.6%
2009 16,168 -
Crime/100k Centralia WA USA
Violent Crime 508.7 311.5 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 133.0 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 265.9 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 4589.9 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 838.2 533.5 376.0
Larceny 3410.6 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 341.1 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Centralia

White
75.6% (12,807)
African American
0.3% (45)
American Indian
0.4% (73)
Asian
1.2% (210)
Hawaiian
0.6% (94)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.8% (646)
Hispanic
18.1% (3,057)
Race Centralia WA USA
White 75.6% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 0.3% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.2% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.6% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.8% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 18.1% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Centralia, Washington

Less than $10,000
9.5% (161,581)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.6% (111,719)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.7% (232,376)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.0% (203,447)
$35,000 to $49,999
20.7% (349,976)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.3% (259,660)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.9% (184,161)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.4% (141,589)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.8% (30,340)
$200,000 or more
1.1% (18,345)
Income Centralia WA USA
Less than $10,000 9.5% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.7% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.0% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 20.7% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.3% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.9% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.4% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.8% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.1% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Centralia

Female
51.0% (8,641)
Male
49.0% (8,291)
Gender Centralia WA USA
Female 51.0% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 49.0% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Centralia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
4.0% (677)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (2,031)
High School / GED
30.0% (5,079)
Some College
26.0% (4,402)
Associate's Degree
13.0% (2,201)
Bachelor's Degree
9.0% (1,523)
Master's Degree
5.0% (846)
Professional Degree
1.0% (169)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Centralia WA USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 13.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 9.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

2 Reviews & Comments About Centralia

Overall User Rating
4.0
/5

Oh yeah Yeah

I live in Centralia and it's really peaceful and quiet lol


HomeSnacks User

The crime is surprisingly low. Yes there's drug activity but not enough to effect your day to day life. The school system is fairly decent, the teachers all care very much for the students and the schools are in the process of being remodeled the only issue I have seen is parents not being active enough in their child's education. The sports are what brings this town together, specifically the high schools football season, that is when the small town really becomes a community. Their is a local community college right in town as well. The housing market is fairly decent, homes that are for sale are fairly cheap but the rental market is very high for just the bare minimum apartments. There are a large selection of Low Income apartments and Affordable Housing apartments as well. There are many local resources for struggling families and the elderly such as WorkSource, Faith based Counseling and help held in and from the local churches, Community Action, and Housing Resource Center.

In my opinion the best places to visit when going to Centralia,WA is the Oly club on the downtown strip, the borst park off of Harrison's ave, and the yellow Big T BBQ off of Pearl St out towards the steam plant! The bad place however in my opinion are the downtown strip past 11 due to the homeless shelter then being closed, the shaefar parks woods area due to homeless people camping there as well, and the Hispanic trailer park off of long Road.

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