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0.28% growth
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8.09% growth
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5.5% growth
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0.4% decline


The economy of Centralia, WA employs 6,486 people. The economy of Centralia, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Retail trade; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 3.96; 1.49; and 1.47 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Centralia, WA are Retail trade (1,119), Healthcare & Social Assistance (750), and Manufacturing (688), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,063), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($39,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,964).

Median household income in Centralia, WA is $40,102. Males in Centralia, WA have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,232. The income inequality of Centralia, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.413 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Centralia, WA. In Lewis County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 48 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,782. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Centralia, WA is from the county of Lewis County, WA.

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Centralia, WA is home to a population of 16,729 people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Centralia, WA is composed of 13,118 White residents (78.4%), 2,767 Hispanic residents (16.5%), 550 Two+ residents (3.29%), 121 Asian residents (0.72%), and 92 Native residents (0.55%). The most common foreign languages in Centralia, WA are Spanish (2,023 speakers), French (95 speakers), and Tagalog (50 speakers), but compared to other places, Centralia, WA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (14 speakers), French (95 speakers), and Other Native North American (9 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Centralia, WA awarded 956 degrees. The student population of Centralia, WA is skewed away from females, with 539 male students and 417 female students. Most students in Centralia, WA are White (671 and 70.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (99 and 10.4%), Two or more races (59 and 6.17%), and Black or African American (52 and 5.44%). The largest universities in Centralia, WA by number of graduates are Centralia College (956 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Centralia, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (280 and 29.3%), Registered Nursing (24 and 2.51%), and Medical Assistant (23 and 2.41%). The median tuition costs in Centralia, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,846 and $4,254 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Centralia, WA is $148,900, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $149,500 to $148,900, a 0.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Centralia, WA is 51.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Centralia, WA have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Centralia, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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