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Centerville, Missouri
Galena from the West Fork Mine, near Centerville
Galena from the West Fork Mine, near Centerville
Location of Centerville, Missouri
Location of Centerville, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Reynolds
 • Total 0.32 sq mi (0.84 km2)
 • Land 0.32 sq mi (0.83 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
741 ft (226 m)
 • Total 167
 • Estimate 
 • Density 567.40/sq mi (219.11/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-12718
GNIS feature ID 0749320

Centerville is a city in Reynolds County, Missouri, United States, situated along the West Fork of the Black River. The population was 167 at the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Reynolds County.


A post office called Centreville was established in 1846, and the name was changed to Centerville in 1892. Centerville was named from its central location in the county.

West Fork Lead Mine

The West Fork Mine is a lead-zinc-silver-copper mine located near Centerville. Initially developed by ASARCO, it reached full production of 3,400 tons/day of ore in August 1988. It is currently owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, which acquired the Missouri Lead Division operation of ASARCO in 1998. The mine produces about 46,000 tons of lead, 6,800 tons zinc, and 3,900 kg of silver per year.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 163
1970 209 28.2%
1980 241 15.3%
1990 89 −63.1%
2000 171 92.1%
2010 191 11.7%
2019 (est.) 181 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 191 people, 78 households, and 50 families living in the city. The population density was 636.7 inhabitants per square mile (245.8/km2). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 330.0 per square mile (127.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.29% White, 2.09% Black or African American, 0.52% Native American, and 2.09% from two or more races.

There were 78 households, of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 44.5 years. 20.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23% were from 25 to 44; 26.7% were from 45 to 64; and 23% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.


Centerville R-I School District operates Centerville Elementary School.

Centerville has a public library, a branch of the Reynolds County Library District.

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