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A+ Centralia Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C Centralia Cost of Living Cost of living is 12% lower than Washington
1011% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Centralia cost of living
F Centralia Crime Total crime is 57% higher than Washington
Total crime
5,09998% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2098% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-21%Year over year crime is down
Centralia crime
D- Centralia Employment Household income is 36% lower than Washington
Median household income
$40,10228% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,76230% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%10% higher than the US average
Centralia employment
D+ Centralia Housing Home value is 45% lower than Washington
Median home value
$148,90019% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$81914% lower than the US average
Home ownership
51%20% lower than the US average
Centralia real estate or Centralia rentals
D- Centralia Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Washington
High school grad. rates
75%9% lower than the US average
School test scores
45%8% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Centralia K-12 schools or Centralia colleges

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Centralia, WA: I Found My Place, Have You?

Centralia is a small town located about 25 miles south of Washington's Capitol City, Olympia. Living in Centralia is significantly cheaper than living further north in the State's more populated cities. With a small population of 16.7K, Centralia has plenty of amenities for the city's residents. I often find myself enjoying a meal at one the many ethnic cuisines located around Centralia's Main Street near Centralia College.

As a Washington native, I love discovering new places to get coffee, especially during the colder season. When I left Seattle and decided to move South to a less populated area, I was afraid I would not be able to enjoy coffee to the same extent I did when living in the city. Centralia surprised me with many individual coffee shops located near my neighbourhood. One of the best areas in Centralia to find coffee shops is on Harrison Ave. off of the Interstate 5 freeway.

Although the winters can get cold in Washington, the summers are climate is enjoyably mild, I found my place here in Centralia and I don't think I'll ever be leaving.
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Source: The Centralia, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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