Centennial, CO
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Living in Centennial


Centennial is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 109,932 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Centennial is the tenth largest community in Colorado.

Housing costs in Centennial are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Colorado.

Centennial is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centennial is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centennial who work in management occupations (15.40%), sales jobs (12.75%), and office and administrative support (11.42%).

Also of interest is that Centennial has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Centennial telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.01% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Because of many things, Centennial is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Centennial really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Centennial perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Centennial is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Centennial area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Centennial. 55.41% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Centennial in 2010 was $43,447, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $173,788 for a family of four.

Centennial is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Centennial home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centennial residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Centennial include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Centennial is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.