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 110,250 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 blue-collar town, with 0.00% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Centennial is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centennial who work in office and administrative support (0.00%), sales jobs (0.00%), and personal care services (0.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.67% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Centennial. 56.86% 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 $45,358, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,432 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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