Centreville, MD
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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. Much of the housing stock in Centreville was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Centreville economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Centreville, where the median household income is $94,375.00.

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 92.59% 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 (16.37%), management occupations (13.27%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.59%).

Also of interest is that Centreville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Centreville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.51% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Centreville is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Centreville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Centreville perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One of the nice things about Centreville is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Centreville is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Centreville, the average commute to work is 35.06 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Centreville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.53% of adults in Centreville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Centreville in 2010 was $36,845, which is middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,380 for a family of four.

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 French .

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

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