Centralia, Missouri

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Centralia is a city in Audrain and Boone counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 3,774 at the 2000 census.

The Boone County portion of Centralia (by far the majority of the city) is part of the Columbia Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Audrain County portion is part of the Mexico Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Centralia is located at 39°12′35″N 92°8′11″W / 39.20972°N 92.13639°W / 39.20972; -92.13639 (39.209657, -92.136300)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.6 km²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,774 people, 1,505 households, and 1,032 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.0 people per square mile (575.9/km²). There were 1,648 housing units at an average density of 651.5/sq mi (251.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.11% White, 1.14% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 1,505 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.97.

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