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Welcome to Centralia ...
The city of Centralia is located in Lewis County.
The pronunciation of Centralia: sen-TRAY-leeuh<1>
When the people of Centralia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Centralian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Centralia has a population of 17,216 people<3> (see below for details).
Centralia was established in 1852.
The community of Centralia is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Centralia lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Centralia is within the (360) area code.
The ZIP code for Centralia: 98531<5>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Centralia had a population of 16,336 people (which is 21.65% of the total population of Lewis County). This makes Centralia the county's most populous community.
The population of Centralia represents 0.24% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 16,336 people, the population of Centralia increased 10.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,742 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Centralia had an population of 17,216 people. This is an increase of 5.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.78% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Centralia.
Communities near Centralia ...
A sample of nearby communities can be found below.
Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<6>.
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 16 communities that are also named Centralia - they are located in California, Florida (2), Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (2), Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, 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 for those tracing their genealogy.
These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Centralia:
Websites for Centralia ...
Official Website: www.cityofcentralia.com/
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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Centralia: www.cityofcentralia.com/
The official website for Lewis County: www.co.lewis.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 15 Jan 2019