Centreville is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 4,627 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Centreville is the 140th largest community in Maryland. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Centreville, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Centreville, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Centreville’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Centreville does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $91,375.00.
Housing costs in Centreville are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Centreville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centreville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centreville who work in office and administrative support (15.11%), management occupations (10.95%), and sales jobs (9.70%).
In addition, Centreville is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Centreville is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Centreville’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Centreville is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Centreville, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.97 minutes every day commuting to work.
Centreville is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.60% of adults in Centreville have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Centreville in 2010 was $36,802, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,208 for a family of four.
Centreville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Centreville include German, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Centreville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.