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Centralia, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Centralia had a population of 428 as of July 1, 2015.

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.

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, 2015.

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Centralia, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 428
Population in Households 403
Population in Familes 325
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density1 911
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 168
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (29.4%)
Median Home Value $72,917
Average Home Value $90,873


Median Household Income $46,386
Average Household Income $53,688
Per Capita Income $20,998
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -3.36% -1.69%
Households -3.36% -1.6%
Families -1.94% -1.68%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 320 52nd
Population Density1 # 297 56th
Diversity Index2 # 298 56th
Median Household Income # 348 48th
Per Capita Income # 538 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kansas Census Data Comparison Tool.