Centralia is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,194 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Centralia is the 164th largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities, Centralia isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Centralia are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Centralia is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Centralia who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), food service (12.11%), and teaching (12.06%).
Centralia is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Centralia citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.64% of adults 25 and older in Centralia have a college degree.
The per capita income in Centralia in 2010 was $19,470, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,880 for a family of four.
The people who call Centralia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centralia residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Centralia include English, Irish, French , and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Centralia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Gujarathi and Spanish.