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Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of Centerville is approximately 2,884 (2000), 3792 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 530 (1990), 1315 (2010).
The amount of land area in Centerville is 5.58 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.663 sq kilometers.
The distance from Centerville to Washington DC is 951 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 17 miles. (as the crow flies)
Centerville is positioned 45.16 degrees north of the equator and 93.05 degrees west of the prime meridian.


north of the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. It is about 15 miles north of St. Paul and 20 miles north of Minneapolis. Here is a location page for Centerville.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Centerville.

Though the town was settled in the mid 1800's, the early residents, Dakota Indians, were here over 100 years before. The first house was built in 1850 by F.W.Traves. This excerpt on how the town was named is from the above history page: "In 1854, settlers Peltier, LaValle, and LaMotte laid out and platted the town. They chose the name Centerville because of its central location from St. Paul, Stillwater, and Anoka. The city was officially established on August 11, 1857, when Minnesota was still a territory."
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Annual Fete des Lacs (Festival of Lakes)
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Centerville City Government

Centerville has a Mayor/council form of government with the Mayor having equal voting weight as the other four members of the city council. The Mayor serves two years while the council members serve four year terms.

Centerville Schools

Centennial Independent School District Centerville


The population of Centerville was:
1970 - 534
1980 - 734
1990 - 1,633
2000 - 2,884

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