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.
Centreville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
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 rate of college-level education in Centreville is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.93% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an 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.