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Centerville, Georgia
Centerville Water Tower.jpg
Location in Houston County and the state of Georgia
Location in Houston County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Houston
Founded March 25, 1958
 • Total 3.97 sq mi (10.28 km2)
 • Land 3.94 sq mi (10.22 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)  0.58%
449 ft (137 m)
 • Total 8,228
 • Density 2,085.68/sq mi (805.37/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 478
FIPS code 13-14920
GNIS feature ID 0355090

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, up from 4,278 in 2000. The city's central location, proximity to major highways and interstates, and excellent quality of life makes it one of the top bedroom communities in Georgia. In 2016, Centerville was ranked 7th Happiest City in Georgia by, a website devoted to career-related rankings.


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.


Centerville is located at 32°37′56″N 83°40′41″W / 32.63222°N 83.67806°W / 32.63222; -83.67806 (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 becoming contiguous with the city limits of 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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 290
1970 1,725 494.8%
1980 2,622 52.0%
1990 3,251 24.0%
2000 4,278 31.6%
2010 7,148 67.1%
2020 8,228 15.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Centerville racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 4,498 54.67%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,291 27.84%
Native American 35 0.43%
Asian 424 5.15%
Pacific Islander 1 0.01%
Other/Mixed 450 5.47%
Hispanic or Latino 529 6.43%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 8,228 people, 2,891 households, and 2,122 families residing in the city.


According to American Fact Finder, in 2018, there were 7,776 people and 3,222 housing units in the city. The median age for residents in the City of Centerville is 37.8 years old. However, Centerville is home to a very active senior population, composing 20% of Centerville's population. The racial makeup of the city was 65.5% White, 27.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 3.9% Asian, .04% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races.

There were 2,863 households, out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 persons per household.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,036. The per capita income for the city was $29,435. About 5.9% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 8.5% 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.


Major Roadways

The major roadways in and around Centerville include I-75, GA Highway 247, and GA Highway 41.


In 2012, Centerville adopted the sidewalk improvement plan. This plan continues to improve pedestrian walkways in Centerville. In January 2017, the Houston County Commission approved contracts to design two road widening projects. The largest of these two projects was in Centerville, 2 miles of Elberta Road. This project included the addition of a turn lane and sidewalk to this 2-mile stretch. This project was funded by a local 2018 SPLOST.


Centerville is 93 miles from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Centerville is only 25 miles from the Perry-Houston County Airport.

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