Centralia, Kansas

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Centralia, Kansas

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High Points

Centralia strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 3% trophy Centralia Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
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Top 5% trophy Centralia Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 7% Centralia Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Centralia, Kansas

Comparing Centralia to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Racial Diversity 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 1
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
College Educated Adults 4 2
Median Family Income 2 1
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 2
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6
Housing Recently Built 2 3

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Centralia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles NW of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 93 miles NW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Nemaha
Standard Zip Codes 66415
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.725
Longitude -96.126

Centralia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station HOLTON
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station HORTON
Distance 32.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Centralia Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 534 100%
Male 249 46.6%
Female 285 53.4%
Under 18 137 25.7%
18+ 397 74.3%
65+ 162 30.3%
Median Age 43.6
Average Family Size 3.13
White 517 96.8%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.9%
Other 1 0.2%
Mixed Race 8 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 2.8%

Estimated Centralia Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 504
Growth -30
Growth % -5.6%

Centralia Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 52.1%
US/American 12.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.5%
English 6.9%
French (except Basque) 4%
Irish 4%
Scottish 4%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Swedish 2.1%
Czech 1.2%
Welsh 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Polish 0.5%
Italian 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Centralia 534 $32,625
Axtell 445 $35,000
Corning 170 $32,500
Frankfort 855 $34,545
Goff 181 $36,667
Havensville 146 $43,125
Seneca 2,122 $40,819

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Centralia Community Library
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Centralia High Schools (2004)

Serves 139 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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