Centreville, IL
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Centreville is a somewhat small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 5,027 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Centreville is the 324th largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Centreville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Centreville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centreville who work in maintenance occupations (13.05%), healthcare suport services (11.00%), and office and administrative support (10.17%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Centreville has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The citizens of Centreville have a very low rate of college education: just 7.90% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Centreville in 2010 was $12,776, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,104 for a family of four. Centreville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Centreville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centreville residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Centreville include Irish, English, Nigerian, and German.

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

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