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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Centennial is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 0.00% of the Centennial workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Centennial a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Centennial has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Centennial’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Centennial is a pretty powerful place. 56.86% of the adults in Centennial have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.