Centralia is a dynamic community in Boone County, with a population of 4,541 in the 2020 census. Centralia is nestled in Northern Boone County, along the Audrain County line. We have 4 city parks, 4 schools, a large summer festival and great citizens.

Message from the Mayor

Welcome to our great city of Centralia. My wife and I have been blessed to be born, raised and basically lived in this town of Centralia our whole lives. Our town is a place where you will find a safe and slower pace of life, with great people, great churches, excellent and highly rated Schools and vast array of amenities. Our parks department oversees 3 great parks, that include tennis courts, basketball courts and quality baseball and softball fields. Not to be missed, our state-of-the-art Recreation Center. Come visit us for a day or you are welcome to stay a lifetime. We, the people of Centralia, sincerely welcome you and want your time here, in our home town, to be exceptional! You are welcome to contact me, the Chamber of Commerce or City of Centralia with any questions regarding business opportunities or any general questions about Centralia. 

Mayor Chris Cox

Mayor Cox
(573) 682-4109