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The location of Centralia

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Census Data for Centralia ...

As far as we can tell, Centralia has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Centralia, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Weston4,044   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
 Summersville3,434   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]

Braxton County ...

Centralia is located in Braxton County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Braxton County.

Population Rings for Centralia ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Centralia and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Centralia. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Centralia, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]31,310+3.07%
15 mi   [24 km]63,433-1.8%
20 mi   [32 km]73,929-1.92%
25 mi   [40 km]95,601-1.77%
30 mi   [48 km]1315,498-2.69%

Miscellaneous Information for Centralia ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Braxton County or the community of Centralia:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Centralia:

GNIS ID for Centralia: 1554101

GNIS ID for Braxton County: 1550010

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 007 (Braxton County)

Place Code: 14164 (Centralia)

State & County Code: 54/007 (West Virginia / Braxton County)

State & Place Code: 54/14164 (West Virginia / Centralia)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Centralia is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Centralia.

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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.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Centralia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Centralia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centralia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6232, Longitude: -80.5679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Centralia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Centralia.