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 production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centreville who work in office and administrative support (12.74%), food service (8.67%), and maintenance occupations (8.14%).
For a small city, Centreville has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Centreville exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The percentage of people in Centreville with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.93% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Centreville in 2010 was $12,104, which is low income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,416 for a family of four. Centreville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.82% 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 Scottish, African, German, and European.
The most common language spoken in Centreville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.