Census 2010: Washington › Centralia

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Square miles: 7.6 Population per sq. mile: 2,202.7

  • 2010 population: 16,336
  • 2000 population: 14,742
  • Total change: 1,594 (10.8%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 38.4%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 34.8 years old

Centralia population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native2341.4%1841.2%27.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander500.3%440.3%13.6%
Other race1,2067.4%7284.9%65.7%
Two or more races6764.1%3512.4%92.6%
*Hispanic origin2,63416.1%1,50610.2%74.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 4,037 (24.7%)

Diversity Index: 65.3%

Ages 18+

Population: 12,299 (75.3%)

Diversity Index: 38.3%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native531.3%1811.5%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander120.3%380.3%
Other race46711.6%7396.0%
Two or more races3849.5%2922.4%
*Hispanic origin1,17929.2%1,45511.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population7,897 (48.3%)
Median age32.9
Population8,439 (51.7%)
Median age37.1
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 102,42514.8%1,24115.7%1,18414.0%
10 to 19 years2,10112.9%1,05613.4%1,04512.4%
20 to 29 years2,57215.7%1,30216.5%1,27015.0%
30 to 39 years2,01612.3%1,02313.0%99311.8%
40 to 49 years1,78110.9%90911.5%87210.3%
50 to 59 years1,93411.8%95612.1%97811.6%
60 to 69 years1,3928.5%6207.9%7729.1%
70 to 79 years1,0196.2%4155.3%6047.2%
80 and older1,0966.7%3754.7%7218.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.1
Households 3,867 (58.2%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.4
Households 2,773 (41.8%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 1,508 22.7% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 992 14.9% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 181 2.7% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 227 3.4% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 338 5.1% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 621 9.4% ...
Single male living alone 937 14.1% n/a
Single female living alone 1,307 19.7% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 529 8.0% n/a
Total 6,640 100% n/a
Family households 3,867 58.2% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,840 27.7% ...
Non-family households 2,773 41.8% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 1,941 29.2% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.4
Avg. household size2.4
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties4.3%
Renter-occupied properties7.4%
Overall vacancy rate8.6%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant625 8.6%
For rent2553.5%
Rented, but unoccupied150.2%
For sale1562.1%
Sold, but unoccupied160.2%
Seasonal use only260.4%
Other vacant units1572.2%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team