Centralia is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 16,753 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Centralia is the 64th largest community in Washington.
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 (12.76%), sales jobs (10.98%), and personal care services (7.69%).
The citizens of Centralia are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.69% of adults in Centralia have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Centralia in 2010 was $18,980, which is low income relative to Washington, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,920 for a family of four. However, Centralia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Asian. Centralia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.10% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Centralia include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Centralia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.