Centerton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 17,792 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Centerton is the 25th largest community in Arkansas. Centerton has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Centerton, where the median household income is $85,531.00.
Centerton real estate is some of the most expensive in Arkansas, although Centerton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Centerton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Centerton is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centerton who work in management occupations (16.89%), business and financial occupations (14.09%), and sales jobs (9.87%).
Also of interest is that Centerton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Centerton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Centerton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Centerton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Centerton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.49% of adults in Centerton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centerton in 2018 was $39,178, which is wealthy relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,712 for a family of four. However, Centerton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Centerton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Centerton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centerton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Centerton include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Centerton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.