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The City of Centralia had a population of 4,295 as of July 1, 2016. Centralia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Centralia is located at latitude 39.2106 and longitude -92.1344 in Boone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Centralia (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boone County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 883 feet.

The City of Centralia (GNIS ID: 2393789) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Centralia is located within Township of Centralia, a minor civil division (MCD) of Boone County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Centralia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Centralia, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,295
Population in Households 4,231
Population in Familes 3,439
Population in Group Qrtrs 64
Population Density1 1,494
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 1,697
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 1,145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,860 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,154 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 543 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $101,580
Average Home Value $125,281


Median Household Income $41,689
Average Household Income $53,009
Per Capita Income $21,202
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.2%
Households 0.94% 1.14%
Families 1.2% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Centralia, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centralia to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 166 84th
Population Density1 # 171 84th
Diversity Index2 # 657 36th
Median Household Income # 471 54th
Per Capita Income # 539 48th

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