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Centralia is a township in Marion County, in the Centralia metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Centralia. For links to other places called Centralia, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Centralia is 38.517N. The longitude is -89.088W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 515 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,533.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Centralia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62893 ZIP code.
26% of Centralia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Centralia ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Centralia was $17,725, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Centralia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Centralia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $278. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Centralia political report.
The average commute time for Centralia workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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