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Welcome to Centralia ...
The pronunciation of Centralia: sen-TRAY-leeuh<2>
When the people of Centralia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Centralian<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Centralia has a population of 17,725 people<4> (see below for details).
Centralia was established in 1852.
The community of Centralia is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Centralia lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Centralia lies within the (360) area code.
The ZIP code for Centralia: 98531<6>
Websites for Centralia ...
Official Website: www.cityofcentralia.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Centralia had an population of 17,725 people. This is an increase of 8.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.23% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Centralia had a population of 16,336 people (or 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 total 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 (which had a count of 14,742 people).
More information can be found on the Census 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.
Communities near Centralia ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Centralia.
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 Centralia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Centralia.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Centralia.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Centralia. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers 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 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.
Adding Centralia to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Centralia 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 Centralia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Centralia
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Centralia on our Genealogy Page.
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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: 27 Apr 2022