Centerville, IA


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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.

Centerville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

One of the benefits of Centerville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.88 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Centerville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Centerville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.09% of adults 25 and older 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.

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