Centerville, UT
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Centerville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 17,700 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Centerville is the 45th largest community in Utah.

Housing costs in Centerville 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 Utah.

Centerville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centerville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centerville who work in management occupations (16.84%), office and administrative support (15.87%), and sales jobs (13.02%).

Also of interest is that Centerville 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 Centerville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.18% 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, Centerville 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, Centerville really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Centerville 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.

The citizens of Centerville are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.24% of adults in Centerville 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 Centerville in 2010 was $36,736, which is wealthy relative to Utah and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,944 for a family of four.

The people who call Centerville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Centerville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Centerville include English, German, Danish, European, and Irish.

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