The City of Centerville and its city hall are located at 2295 Harrison Street. The nearby Black River attracts local visitors as well as tourists from all over the state for camping, fishing, swimming, and water skiing. The Ozark Foothills Regional Planning Commission works with Centerville in the area of economic development.
According to the 2020 census, Mayor Stanley Barton and the four-member city council serve a population of 167 citizens. Centerville is served by the County Sheriff's office and a volunteer Fire Department.
In 2020, Centerville reported a median household income of $34,722. The unemployment rate of Reynolds County in 2020 was 8.2 percent, with an available workforce of 3,532. The average hourly wage for the county, as of 2020, is $19.71 per hour. The county's major employers are Baker Enterprises, a lumber mill equipment manufacturer, with 150 employees; Doe Run Mining Company, a hard rock mining company, with approximately 700 employees; Lesterville School and Bunker R-III schools.
Black River Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Fredericktown, MO, provides electric power for Centerville. The city provides water for its residents from its own ground well. Telephone service is obtained from Century Link, AT&T, Black River, and Windstream.
Residents of Centerville receive medical services from physicians in Ellington, Salem, Farmington, and Poplar Bluff.
Centerville students attend elementary and middle school in town. High School students travel to either Lesterville or Ellington High Schools.The nearest public community college, Three Rivers College, is located in Poplar Bluff ; Approximate enrollment is 2,700. Arcadia Valley Technical School, the nearest public tech facility is located in Ironton. Southeast Missouri State University, a public four-year college located in Cape Girardeau, MO, is the nearest higher learning facility.
Residents in Reynolds County travel Missouri Highways 72, 21, A, and 32. It is 50 miles to the nearest four-lane thoroughfare and 80 miles to the interstate.
Piedmont Airport, located 50 miles away, is the nearest public airport. It has a one-half mile long paved and lighted runway. Private aircraft storage and aviation fuel are available. The nearest commercial airport is Rolla/Vichy National Airport in Rolla, MO.
Residents do not have a financial institution with City Limits and worship at either the Catholic church or two Protestant churches. Centerville has a weekly newspaper.
Average temperatures for the area range from 26 degrees Fahrenheit in January to 91 degrees Fahrenheit in July. The average annual precipitation is 42 inches.
The city is represented by State Representative Chris Dinkins (R) in the 144th District and 27th District State Senator Holly Thompson Rehder (R). U.S. Representative Jason Smith (R) represents Centerville in the Eighth Congressional District.