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-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Educated population

Cons

-Hot, humid summers
-Employment concerns
-Growth and sprawl


What Bert Has To Say About St. Louis Metro Area


Known since the early days as the “Gateway City” because of its access to transportation routes in all directions, St. Louis continues to be an important center of commerce and culture for the Mississippi River Basin. The area includes a broad assortment of mostly residential neighborhoods to the west and the more industrial East St. Louis and several agricultural counties on the Illinois side of the river. For years the downtown area had few highlights outside of the landmark Gateway Arch and the restored Union Station. The population of the city itself had declined gradually for decades, and most of the infrastructure had declined as people moved into the suburbs or away altogether. But more recently, the downtown has started to come back, with new residential facilities and reclaimed warehouse lofts downtown anchored by new sports venues. Similar restorations are going on in other important inner neighborhoods.


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Quick Facts About Centralia


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Centralia is 6.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Centralia jobs have Increased by 0.73 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Centralia's cost of living is 22.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Centralia's population is 12,655 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -11.34 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Centralia is $57,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.67%.
    SCHOOLS
    Centralia public schools spend $11,973 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in Centralia.

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