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Welcome to Centerville ...

The city of Centerville is located in Appanoose County<1> and is the County Seat for Appanoose County.

The location of Centerville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Centerville has a population of 5,464 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Centerville.

Centerville is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Centerville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Centerville: (641)

The ZIP code for Centerville: 52544<5>

Websites for Centerville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.centerville-ia.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Centerville, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Centerville had an population of 5,464 people. This is a decrease of 1.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Centerville had a population of 5,528 people (or 42.9% of the total population of Appanoose County). This makes Centerville the county's most populous community.

The population of Centerville represents 0.18% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 70th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,528 people, the population of Centerville decreased 6.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,924 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Centerville.

Communities Also Named Centerville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Iowa communities named Centerville: This one is located in Appanoose County and the other is located in Boone County.

Beyond Iowa, there are 143 communities that are also named Centerville - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona, Arkansas (4), California (6), Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (10), Idaho, Illinois (7), Indiana (2), Kansas (9), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts (3), Michigan (2), Minnesota (3), Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana (4), Nebraska, Nevada (3), New Jersey (5), New Mexico, New York (6), North Carolina, Ohio (9), Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (12), Rhode Island (2), South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Utah, Vermont (3), Virginia (9), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (4).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Centerville.

Communities near Centerville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Centerville.

  • Unionville [Putnam County]
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    • Unionville [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Centerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,733 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<7>
  • Seymour [Wayne County]
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    • Seymour [Wayne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Centerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 699 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seymour
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seymour<7>
  • Moravia [Appanoose County]
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    • Moravia [Appanoose County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Centerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 638 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moravia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moravia<7>
  • Moulton [Appanoose County]
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    • Moulton [Appanoose County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Centerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 580 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moulton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moulton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cincinnati [Appanoose County]
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      • Cincinnati [Appanoose County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Centerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cincinnati
    • Promise City [Wayne County]
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      • Promise City [Wayne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Centerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 110 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promise City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promise City
    • Melrose [Monroe County]
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      • Melrose [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Centerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<7>
    • Unionville [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Appanoose County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Centerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<7>
    • Numa [Appanoose County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Numa
      • Numa [Appanoose County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Centerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 89 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Numa
    • Livonia [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livonia
      • Livonia [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Centerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livonia

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Centerville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Centerville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Centerville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Centerville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Centerville. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Centerville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Centerville ...

Looking for more information about Centerville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Centerville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Centerville.

Adding Centerville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Centerville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Centerville was in the Sixth Biennial Report of the State Mine Inspectors, Two Years Ending June 30, 1893.

We also found Centerville in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Centerville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Centerville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Appanoose, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Centerville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Centerville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Centerville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Centerville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Centerville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Centerville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CentervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7308, Longitude: -92.8746       In this case, the coordinates for Centerville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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