Centreville, VA
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Centreville is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 74,797 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Centreville is the 15th largest community in Virginia.

Centreville home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Centreville real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Centreville is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.24% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Centreville is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Centreville who work in management occupations (13.02%), computer science and math (11.68%), and sales jobs (10.73%).

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.

Another interesting thing about Centreville, despite not being a huge town, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

In Centreville, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.50 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Centreville is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Centreville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Centreville. 57.38% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Centreville in 2010 was $45,430, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $181,720 for a family of four.

Centreville is an extremely 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 Asian. Centreville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.24% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Centreville include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Centreville's cultural character, accounting for 35.77% of the town’s population.

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