||This article possibly contains original research. (July 2011)|
Location in Houston County and the state of Georgia
|Founded||March 25, 1958|
|• Mayor||John Harley|
|• Total||22.9 sq mi (59.2 km2)|
|• Land||2.8 sq mi (7.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.39%|
|Elevation||449 ft (137 m)|
|• Density||1,526.4/sq mi (589.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0355090|
Centerville is a city in Houston County, Georgia, United States. The city is in the Macon metropolitan area. It was incorporated March 25, 1958. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 7,148. The town along with many suburban areas in the United States is seeing unprecedented growth in population. It used to be a bedroom community for the nearby growing city of Warner Robins. The town is currently working to develop a type of downtown area. The plans include building a main road with buildings at both sides, and accented with street lamps, fountains, plants, flowers and much more. The town is actively working to attract specialty stores to this expanding development.
Contrary to popular belief, Centerville owes its name not to its geographical position within the state of Georgia, but its position between Byron and Wellston (now Warner Robins). It is also midway between Perry and Macon, Georgia.
The city is home to the Galleria Mall, the largest mall in the Warner Robins area and the second largest in the Macon metropolitan area, second only to Macon Mall. There are over 50 stores located within and its anchor stores include Sears, JCPenny, and Belk. Other major retailers in the mall include American Eagle, Radio Shack, GameStop, GNC, Victoria's Secret, FYE, Hibbett Sports, as well as various smaller brand stores and eateries. The mall is connected to the Galleria Mall Stadium Cinemas which, after an addition of new screens, is the primary movie theater in the area that shows new and current releases.
Centerville is located at (32.632111, -83.677950).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.
The Centerville city limit abuts those of Warner Robins'; although originally, they were separated by unincorporated land. As Warner Robins grew, it annexed land westward, eventually encompassing Centerville. Centerville, along with Warner Robins, continues to annex land and expand west towards I-75, geographically around the Georgia State Route 247 Connector, also known as Watson Boulevard.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,278 people, 1,595 households, and 1,248 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,526.4 people per square mile (589.9/km²). There were 1,687 housing units at an average density of 601.9 per square mile (232.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 83.94% White, 11.17% African American, 0.37% Native American, 1.71% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 1.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.06% of the population.
There were 1,595 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.5% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 33.1% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,797, and the median income for a family was $52,554. Males had a median income of $36,731 versus $26,406 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,434. About 5.1% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.6% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Macon Telegraph Archive: HOUSTON TO GET FIVE MORE MOVIE SCREENS, retrieved September 10, 2008
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.