Centerville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 5,372 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Centerville is the 70th largest community in Iowa. Centerville has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Centerville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Centerville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centerville who work in office and administrative support (16.35%), sales jobs (12.62%), and management occupations (6.15%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Centerville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.88 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Centerville 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 percentage of adults in Centerville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.09% of the adults in Centerville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centerville in 2010 was $21,830, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,320 for a family of four.
The people who call Centerville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centerville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Centerville include Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Centerville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.