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Centralia, Missouri - Basic Facts

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The City of Centralia had a population of 4,351 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Centralia, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,351
Daytime Population: Workers 2,120
Daytime Population: Residents 2,200
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,320
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 4,288
Population in Familes 3,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,514
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $42,756
Average Household Income $54,914
Per Capita Income $21,936


Total Housing Units 1,896 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,152 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 566 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $113,339
Average Home Value $134,579


Total Households 1,718
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,157
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 1.23%
Households 0.98% 1.18%
Families 1.18% 1.13%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.67%

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, 2017 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 Density # 162 84th
Diversity Index # 674 35th
Median Household Income # 525 49th
Per Capita Income # 576 44th

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