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Welcome to Centralia ...

The city of Centralia is located in Nemaha County.

When the people of Centralia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Centralian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Centralia has a population of 514 people<2> (see below for details).

Centralia is 1,290 feet [393 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Centralia: (785)

The ZIP code for Centralia: 66415<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Centralia had a population of 512 people (which is 5.03% of the total population of Nemaha County). This makes Centralia the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Centralia represents 0.02% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 289th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 512 people, the population of Centralia decreased 4.12% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 534 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Centralia had an population of 514 people. This is an increase of 0.39% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.75% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Centralia ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Centralia and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Axtell   [Map]   402   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Beattie   [Map]   189   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Bern   [Map]   164   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Corning   [Map]   163   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Frankfort   [Map]   694   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Havensville   [Map]   153   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Centralia.

Communities Also Named Centralia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Centralia: This one is located in Nemaha County and the other is located in Cherokee County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 16 communities that are also named Centralia - they are located in California, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Centralia. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Centralia. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Centralia. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Centralia:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Centralia ...

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

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Centralia. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kansas

About Nemaha County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Centralia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Centralia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Centralia.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Centralia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 Centralia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Centralia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Centralia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Centralia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Centralia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Centralia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centralia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7247, Longitude: -96.1302     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centralia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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