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Lewis County is equidistant and just an hour and a half from Seattle and Portland. Interstate 5 runs through the county north and south. The White Pass Scenic Byway (Hwy. 12) runs east and west, connecting the main cities of Chehalis and Centralia with the mountain communities of East County. Scenic Byway 6 (Ocean Beach Highway) extends to Pacific County, Willapa Bay, and the Long Beach Peninsula. Just a few reasons Lewis County is the perfect place to live.

Centralia Stats and Neighborhood Profile

Demographics
Centralia National Average
Population of Centralia 22692 11535
Median Age 39.3 years 37.47 years
Median Household Income $33821 $42350.95
Percentage of Single Households 44.2% 41.53%
Percentage of Married Households 55.8% 58.46%
Percentage Families (households with children) 20.8% 24.32%
Average Household Size 2.43 people 2.57 people
Percentage College or Better 13.7% 20.14%
Percentage White Collar 46.5% 47.14%
Cost of Living
Centralia National Average
Cost of Living Index 96.3 99.52
Average Yearly Utility Cost 2705 3196.27
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $35424 per year $41075.28 per year
Average Household Education Expenditures $309 per year $450.93 per year
Average Household Entertainment Expenditures $1870 per year $2207.08 per year
Average Household Transportation Expenditures $1300 per year $1563.85 per year
Average Household Retail Expenditures $15782 per year $18600.46 per year
Average Household Non-RetailExpenditures $19642 per year $22474.81 per year
Quality of Life
Centralia National Average
Average Winter High Temperature 43.6 degrees 41.29 degrees
Average Winter Low Temperature 34.5 degrees 22.88 degrees
Average Summer High Temperature 78 degrees 86.56 degrees
Average Summer Low Temperature 59 degrees 62.35 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation 47.3 inches 38.69 inches
Air Quality Index 26 44.59
Total Crime Index 5.7 3.60
Personal Crime Index 5 3.43
Culture Index 64 93.65

Chehalis Neighborhood Profile

Demographics
Cost of Living
Chehalis National Average
Cost of Living Index 101.5 99.52
Average Yearly Utility Cost 3023 3196.27
Average Household Total Consumer Expenditures $38398 per year $41075.28 per year
Average Household Education Expenditures $352 per year $450.93 per year
Average Household Entertainment Expenditures $2059 per year $2207.08 per year
Average Household Transportation Expenditures $1445 per year $1563.85 per year
Average Household Retail Expenditures $16948 per year $18600.46 per year
Average Household Non-RetailExpenditures $21450 per year $22474.81 per year
Quality of Life
Chehalis National Average
Average Winter High Temperature 31.9 degrees 41.29 degrees
Average Winter Low Temperature 33.5 degrees 22.88 degrees
Average Summer High Temperature 76.6 degrees 86.56 degrees
Average Summer Low Temperature 56.9 degrees 62.35 degrees
Average Annual Precipitation 55.5 inches 38.69 inches
Air Quality Index 26 44.59
Total Crime Index 3 3.60
Personal Crime Index 3 3.43
Culture Index 65 93.65

Thinking about moving to the area?
Request a relocation packet by calling (360) 748-8885 or e-mailing thechamber@chamberway.com. Please provide your e-mail address so we may contact you if necessary. There will be a $15.00 postage fee charged for shipping and handling.