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. Much of the housing stock in Centerville was built prior to World War II, 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Centerville who work in sales jobs (12.12%), office and administrative support (11.25%), and healthcare (8.12%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.82 minutes getting to work every day.

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 education level of Centerville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.12% of adults 25 and older in Centerville have a college degree.

The per capita income in Centerville in 2010 was $21,298, which is low income relative to Iowa, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,192 for a family of four. However, Centerville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Black or African-American. 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 Other Indo-European and Spanish.

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