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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Centralia who work in office and administrative support (15.41%), sales jobs (10.95%), and teaching (10.91%).
Being a small city, Centralia does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Centralia who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.85% of the adults in Centralia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centralia in 2010 was $20,768, which is upper middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,072 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.