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The City of Centralia had a population of 435 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Centralia is located at latitude 39.7244 and longitude -96.131 in Nemaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Centralia (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nemaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Centralia (GNIS ID: 2393790) 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 Home, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nemaha 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, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 435
Population in Households 411
Population in Familes 330
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density1 926
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 171
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 112
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 (28.2%)
Median Home Value $84,167
Average Home Value $141,856


Median Household Income $45,313
Average Household Income $55,773
Per Capita Income $22,336
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -2.57% -1.47%
Households -2.55% -1.44%
Families -1.49% -1.47%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Centralia to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas 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 # 324 52nd
Population Density1 # 299 56th
Diversity Index2 # 290 57th
Median Household Income # 388 42nd
Per Capita Income # 512 24th

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