Centerville, Georgia

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Centerville, Georgia
Location in Houston County and the state of Georgia
Location in Houston County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 32°36′31″N 83°38′17″W / 32.60861°N 83.63806°W / 32.60861; -83.63806Coordinates: 32°36′31″N 83°38′17″W / 32.60861°N 83.63806°W / 32.60861; -83.63806
CountryUnited States
FoundedMarch 25, 1958
 • MayorJohn Harley
 • City CouncilCameron W. Andrews
Justin Wright
J. Micheal Evans
Edward D. Armijo
 • Total3.97 sq mi (10.27 km2)
 • Land3.94 sq mi (10.21 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)  0.58%
449 ft (137 m)
 • Total7,148
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,814/sq mi (700.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code(s)478
FIPS code13-14920[2]
GNIS feature ID0355090[3]

Centerville is a city in Houston County, Georgia, United States. The city is a part of the larger Macon-Warner Robins Combined Statistical Area. It was incorporated March 25, 1958. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 7,148,[4] up from 4,278 in 2000. It is a bedroom community nearby the larger cities of Warner Robins and Macon.


Contrary to popular belief, Centerville owes its name not to its geographical position within the state of Georgia, but its position between County seat of Bibb County (Macon) and the county Seat of Houston County (Perry).[5] Historically, it is also located centrally between that of Wellston (today's Warner Robins) and Byron. It was a stagecoach stop in 1846 with the name of Centerville.


Centerville is located in northern Houston County at 32°37′56″N 83°40′41″W / 32.63222°N 83.67806°W / 32.63222; -83.67806 (32.632111, -83.677950).[6] It is bordered to the east and south by the city of Warner Robins and to the west by the city of Byron in Peach County. U.S. Route 41 passes through the west side of Centerville, leading north 17 miles (27 km) to Macon and south 12 miles (19 km) to Perry, the Houston County seat. State Route 247 Connector (Watson Boulevard) forms the southern edge of Centerville, leading east into Warner Robins and west 3 miles (5 km) to Interstate 75 at Exit 146.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Centerville has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km2), of which 0.023 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.58%, are water.[4]


The city is home to the Galleria Mall,[7] the largest mall in the Warner Robins area and the second largest in the Macon metropolitan area, after the Macon Mall. There are over 50 stores located within the mall, and its anchor stores include JCPenny and Belk, and formerly had a Sears that closed in April 2018. 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.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20167,615[1]6.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[2] 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.

The City has a senior tax exemption law that allows citizens 70 and over to apply for a total tax exemption for their personal home and up to one acre of land, provided their home is located on the land.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Centerville city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  5. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 38. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ Galleria Mall
  8. ^ Vanderhoek, Mark (June 24, 2005). "Houston to get Five More Movie Screens, Remaking the Originals, Company to Expand Galleria, make Parkway a Discount Theater". Macon Telegraph. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.

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